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Flying After Spinal Decompression Therapy
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is spinal decompression therapy a definite cure for degenerating disc disease or is it just a pain treatment?
Perhaps you can: If you have good hand and arm strength you could hang from a pull-up bar and let the weight of your trunk and legs put traction on your low back, which may feel good. If you try this, be careful getting up and down, and be careful not to fall. The bar would be equipment. There may be a beam or bar that is part of your living unit, but you need to be sure it will support your total body weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It can be very helpful for some people although it can be difficult to determine who the best candidates are. It is safe so a trial of it can be done to see if it helps. ...Read more
See below: The theory behind non-surgical spinal decompression is that significant distractive forces, when applied to the lumbar spine in variable directions, can create a negative pressure in the center of the intervertebral disc, thereby creating a suctioning effect or vacuum phenomenon in order to retract or reduce the size of the herniated or bulging disc's gelatinous internal nucleus pulposus, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pinched nerve relief: Purpose of spinal decompression is to prevent or halt nerve damage. Microdiscectomy is minimally invasive and mostly successful in hands of experienced neurosurgeon. Decompression by laminectomy is more invasive, sometimes necessary with more risk of nerve damage.. Inversion therapy (hanging upside down) is a possible non surgical, usually temporary, treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you applied enough traction force in spinal decompression therapy to a healthy, overly hydrated disc, can it tear apart w/ repeated traction?
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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