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Could Spinal Decompression Heal A Bulging Disc
Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more
Maybe: Some chiropractors use a machine to apply traction to the spine and they call this "decompressioin." the scientific data is not robust so far and i dont believe any insurance companies cover the treatment which can be expensive. Some patients swear that it was helpful while others not so... "caveat emptor". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Non-surgical?: If you are referring to non-surgical spinal decompression employed mostly by chiropractors, there is very little evidence showing its efficacy. It is a very costly treatment that uses traction to relieve pain caused by a disc herniation and nerve root compression. It has not shown to be any different then allowing time to allow inflammation to improve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doses spinal decompression for buldge a disc work ? Am on 6 th treatment with no major change should I continue this pricy treatment ?
Prominent disc space narrowing, bulges, and mild degenerative changes throughout lumbar spine for some years. Spinal decompression? Best opinions pls!
Spinal decompression: Remember, any changes that occur with traction are temporary. Once normal weight bearing is restored, all changes revert to pre-traction state. Inversion tables do exactly the same thing for about $250 total vs. Around $200 per treatment with traction. So if it feels good, it sure beats popping pills! consider a mckenzie pt, or pilates/yoga/piyo as preventative. And don't smoke--accelerates ddd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is spinal decompression therapy a definite cure for degenerating disc disease or is it just a pain treatment?
Will any amount of consistent spinal decompression result in the "rebuilding" of a herniated/degenerated L5 disc?
Undergoing drx9000 spinal decompression for a moderately degenerated disc. I read that the machines can actually further disc damage? Is that true?
If you applied enough traction force in spinal decompression therapy to a healthy, overly hydrated disc, can it tear apart w/ repeated traction?
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