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Is spinal decompression therapy effective to relieve back pain?

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

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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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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Anterior discetomy and fusion physical therapy protocol?

Anterior discetomy and fusion physical therapy protocol?

Lots of variables: Most doctors wait about four weeks before starting physical therapy after an acdf. Depending on the level of the surger, yphysical therapy activities will vary. Because of the long period of convalescence after a fusion like this, patients usually have compromised stamina, so treatment may include exercise to improve core strength. This is a good place to learn more: http://tinyurl.Com/p2z8ud. ...Read more

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How effective is having spinal fusion with decompressive laminectomy?

How effective is having spinal fusion with decompressive laminectomy?

Depends on reason: This depends on the reason for this type of surgery, the number of levels involved. , whether this is a repeat surgery, the health and age of the patient, the smoking status of the patient, their weight and nutritional status and other co morbidities or problens like diabetes, thyroid disease, etc.. The bone density can also play a role, ie, osteoporosis. ...Read more

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How effective are the spinal decompression machines?

How effective are the spinal decompression machines?

Variable results: Spinal decompression machines typically apply traction to the spine. This can be a very helpful modality to relieve pain radiating into the upper and lower extremities by temporarily "decompressing" the pinched nerves. Unfortunately, sometimes the relief is only temporary. ...Read more

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Traction therapy for disc dehydration?

Traction therapy for disc dehydration?

Of some value!: There are number of options. Many patients of mine use gravity inversion devices. Some chiropracters have machines where specific traction force can be dialed in. Hospital based traction is virtaully non-existent in the us! ...Read more

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Hows spinal decompression done?

Hows spinal decompression done?

Surgical: If you have spinal stenosis that require surgery, then a laminectomy is usually the type of surgery that would resolve the tightness. If you have a room that is full of people, and you want to make the room bigger you take the roof off. Essentially the lamina is the roof of the spinal canal and this can be removed to make more room for the spinal nerve elements. ...Read more

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Are there homeopathic and/or physical therapy treatments for spinal stenosis?

Surely...: There are a number of remedies for spinal stenosis; but none are miracle cures! check with your primary care physician before starting any new treatments/supplements; you may also need a good orthopedist and some imaging studies(xray, mri, etc) to obtain a baseline for the degree of your 'stenosis'. Physical therapy can help as well. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What's a decompression for spinal stenosis?

Surgery: Spinal stenosis is when the spinal canal is too narrow for the nerve elements. This can be a congenital or acquired in origin. When surgery is indicated, one of the mosf common is a laminectomy which is a removal of the "roof" of the spine freeing up or decompressing the nerve tissues, a decompression. ...Read more

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Can spinal decompression systems work for herniated or bulging discs?

Can spinal decompression systems work for herniated or bulging discs?

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 more

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What are the homeopathic and/or physical therapy treatments for spinal stenosis?

What are the homeopathic and/or physical therapy treatments for spinal stenosis?

No: Howevert allopathic care has a high sucess rate doc eval, mri, esi, surgery the only to make the canal bigger reverse stenosis is to physically make the canal bigger laminectomy 94% sucess rate for leg symptoms. ...Read more

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Who should benefit from spine decompression therapy?

Who should benefit from spine decompression therapy?

Cervical Stenosis: The most common need for decompression therapy is for those whose spine has, over a long time from, developed bony protrusions called osteophytes in and around the outside of the spinal cord and the holes that the nerves come out of. This is a natural aging process, but in some it can press on the neves and cause pain. Decompression does just that- opens up room for the nerves. ...Read more

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What?Physical therapy is required after lumbar laminectomy surgery?

What?Physical therapy is required after lumbar laminectomy surgery?

Maybe, maybe not: If physical therapy is required after your surgery, slow stretching and strengthening exercises will be employed. Nothing too strenuous will be used. Those exercises to help you with activities of daily living and restoration of function is important. ...Read more

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What is spinal decompression and spine fusion surgery?

What is spinal decompression and spine fusion surgery?

Different surgeries: Spinal decompression surgery is performed nerve root impingement-usually from bone or ligaments in the spinal canal or where the nerve roots exit-the neuroforamena. Generally called a laminectomy, it involves removing bone and ligament from the spine. A spinal fusion locks together two or more segments of the spine, usually with screws and rods. Bone is added as well to allow the bones to knit. ...Read more

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How effective are disc replacement options in lumbar spine? Cervical spine?

How effective are disc replacement options in lumbar spine? Cervical spine?

See below: They are safe and effective and have similar results as the clasSic ACDF their advantages over the fusion are theoretical in my opinion the Acdf has a 95% chance at relieving arm pain neither are neck pain procedures , both do a good job relieving arm pain from pinched neck nerves early adopters of new technology can be surprised by outcomes since they are not as well studied without long term ...Read more

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What are some homeopathic and/or physical therapy treatments for spinal stenosis?

What are some homeopathic and/or physical therapy treatments for spinal stenosis?

Several: You can learn some exercises at physical therapy aimed at opening up your spinal canal like williams flexion exercises while bike riding, rowing and walking up an inclined treadmill will give good cardio workouts without further narrowing your spinal canal. ...Read more

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Can spinal manipulation help correct severe spinal stenosis?

Can spinal manipulation help correct severe spinal stenosis?

Correct-no: Spinal manipulation cannot correct the problem. However, chinese medicine, acupuncture, and diet changes can help improve symptoms and even reverse some of the damage over time. Research upper cervical chiropractic care as well as crainosacral therapy. As adjuncts they can help improve flow of spinal fluid and blood to the area. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for lumbar spinal stenosis?

What are treatment options for lumbar spinal stenosis?

Several: There are nonsurgical treatments that may heal some cases- usually a combination of medication, physical therapy, and epidural injections. If surgery is eventually required, there are several procedures that are done. These will be described by the consulting neurosurgeon. See http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/lumbar-spinal-stenosis-treatment-and-prognosis?Source=search_result&search=lumbar+spin. ...Read more

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