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Home Spinal Decompression Therapy
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
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 3 more doctor answers
Is spinal decompression therapy a definite cure for degenerating disc disease or is it just a pain treatment?
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?
What can I do if my doctor says that my mother will have to undergo spinal decompression therapy. What is it?
Bone: Removal of tissue or bone that is pressing on the nerves. ...Read more
For slipped disc patients while undergoing dts spinal decompression therapy, is there any supplements recommended to help bones gain more nutrients?
Supplements: Bones are heavily dependent on vitamin d and calcium. You should have ample supply of both. Often vitamin d levels are decreased and supplemental vitamin d on top of what you get in your diet is recommended. Avoiding alcohol use and smoking are just as important. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Caveat emptor: The so called spinal decompression is a traction machine, pulling the spinal bones slightly apart. The science behind it is pretty soft. Some find that traction does feel good (some find it uncomfortable). If you try it and find it helpful, weigh the amount of relief (and how long it lasts) against the cost and decide if it is worth it to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Limited: It is a form of traction using a machine to pull on the spine, somewhat like pulling on two ends of a rope. It can give temporary relief of neck, back, arm, or leg pain. For mild cases, it might be effective. The problem of proving effectiveness is the variability of spinal problems among sufferers, and the tendency for some to get better with time (regardless or in spite of treatment). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do not waste your : Money on a repackaged form of traction. If you want to try something that you can own for a fraction of the price, try an inversion table. There is no scientific literature that supports any spinal decompression system. Bulging discs are not abnormal and herniated disc symptoms may be temporarily decreased with traction. ...Read more