A 43-year-old male asked:
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Will any amount of consistent spinal decompression result in the "rebuilding" of a herniated/degenerated L5 disc?

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Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No not in my opinion: I have not reviewed any control peer reviewed evidenve that the above ispossible it is still a working theory traction has been used since egyptian times with similar results for centuries no medical evidence for such a claim.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
no it will not lead to rebuilding the disc
Nov 3, 2013

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