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How do I do the spinal decompression therapy at home with no devices?

How do I do the spinal decompression therapy at home with no devices?

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 more

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Decompression (Definition)

Decompression (surgery), a procedure used to treat spinal stenosis (in spinal decompression), carotid artery stenosis or any condition where a ...Read more


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What is the success rate for spinal decompression therapy?

What is the success rate for spinal decompression therapy?

Since 90% of disc : Herniations get better over time without surgery, anyone can claim a 90% success rate including this spinal decompression therapy so don't spend any money on it! ...Read more

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Who is not a good candidate for spinal decompression therapy?

Who is not a good candidate for 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 more

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Is spinal decompression therapy effective to relieve back pain?

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

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Is spinal decompression therapy effective in relieving back pain?

Maybe: Try it. If your symptoms get better continue treatment. If it makes you worse than discontinue treatment. ...Read more

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What can spinal decompression therapy do for neck and back pain?

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 more

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Can spinal decompression therapy cause nerve damage? Doesn't it stretch out the nerve too?

Can spinal decompression therapy cause nerve damage? Doesn't it stretch out the nerve too?

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 more

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If you applied enough traction force in spinal decompression therapy to a healthy, overly hydrated disc, can it tear apart w/ repeated traction?

No: Traction therapy only gently release pressure in the spine, let the herniated disc to return to its position. It will not cause tear of the disc. ...Read more

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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?

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

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. ...Read more

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