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Who is not a good candidate for spinal decompression therapy?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Have alot problemes: The presence of other diseases and the physical condition of the patient are also significant factors to consider when making decisions about surgery. General health is prime factor.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Someone with a brain: Aneurysm or avm or with certain eye issues.
Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 52 years experience
Not validated : I am assuming that you are referencing the use of spinal decompression tables. These are suppose to work by relieving pressure &/or reducing intradiscal pressure & thereby reducing the size of disc protrusions/herniation. Today there simply are no studies of good quality to support these claims. Further objective studies are needed. At present there are few complications associated, except expense.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Unless you have a : Spine fracture, there is none. It is a fancy name for a simple thing, traction.

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