A 43-year-old member asked:
Could spinal decompression fix a bulging disk?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Michael Bolesta answered
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: The traction machine advertised to "decompress" the spine pulls on it. The disk bulge may temporarily reduce in size during the treatment (pulling the bones further apart), but standing and walking will return the spine to the condition before traction. Bulging is part of the normal aging process and does not always cause pain. The science behind this treatment is soft.
Answered on Oct 22, 2015
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