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Is dts spinal decompression therapy the best remedy without undergo an operation to cure slipped disc? is there any side effects?

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Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 36 years experience
Back pain therapy: It is fine as long as symptoms are stable or improving . If pain increases or numbness develops - therapy should stop and you should revisit physician.
Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Active strengthening: Dts is passive, does not provide longterm benefits e.g. Musculoskeletal strength. It just gives you something to do while your disc recovers. The great majority of "slipped discs" heal up naturally over the course of several weeks, important to do active strengthening exercises. Some feel better while strapped into the dts machine but there is no proof it speeds up recovery.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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