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Plasma Disc Decompression
What is disc decompression? Read decompressing maneuvers to vertebra can add 3 ins permanent height in adults. Is this same as chiropract adjustments?
Varies: The term disc decompression is used to describe a number of spinal interventions. It is most commonly used to describe a type of traction performed on the spine, often with the spine in a flexed position. It can be done on a specialized traction table or using a computerized machine. While it can help in symptom relief, it could not permanently add three inches in height to an adult patient. ...Read more
Can decompression possibly shift a bulging disc into a worse position? I tried it for just a min and now i'm having a lot more pain on my left side!
Undergoing drx9000 spinal decompression for a moderately degenerated disc. I read that the machines can actually further disc damage? Is that true?
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
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?
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