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A 36-year-old male asked:

Will any amount of consistent spinal decompression result in the "rebuilding" of a herniated/degenerated l5 disc?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
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.
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 17 years experience
no it will not lead to rebuilding the disc
Nov 3, 2013
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
No: The disc has no capacity to regenerate itself or reverse degenerative changes that have occurred. Check out spine-health.Com.

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