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What is disc decompression? Read decompressing maneuvers to vertebra can add 3 ins permanent height in adults. Is this same as chiropract adjustments?

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

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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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!

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!

Disc bulge: Bulging disc can cause symptoms. Typically if the bulge is not significant, it tends to improve over time. It also depends on medical history as to which therapy would be recommended. ...Read more

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Undergoing drx9000 spinal decompression for a moderately degenerated disc. I read that the machines can actually further disc damage? Is that true?

Undergoing drx9000 spinal decompression for a moderately degenerated disc. I read that the machines can actually further disc damage? Is that true?

Second opinion: With any disc manipulation you want to second and third and so on opinion. You want to discuss this with a neurologist, a neurosurgeon, a pain specialist, a radiologist and so on. You only have one spine. ...Read more

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Could spinal decompression heal a bulging disc?

Could spinal decompression heal a bulging disc?

Depends: If you mean getting into a machine and getting pulled into traction there is no good scientific data that supports this. It can be very expensive and insurance companies do not cover it. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages and advantages of decompression surgery(removing a spinal disc)?

What are the disadvantages and advantages of decompression surgery(removing a spinal disc)?

Depends: It all depends on the amount of neural compression and whether there are any deficits. Surgical risks include- infection, CSF leak, hematoma, and nerve injury. However in the face of severe pain or weakness, surgery can help. ...Read more

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Is it possible for spinal decompression to heal a bulging disc?

Is it possible for spinal decompression to heal a bulging disc?

Yes: There are definite case reports of patients who have medium sized disc bulges that have healed over time without surgery and with good physical therapy including spinal decompression tables. ...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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Will any amount of consistent spinal decompression result in the "rebuilding" of a herniated/degenerated L5 disc?

No not in my opinion: I have not reviewed any control peer reviewed evidenve that the above ispossible it is still a working theory traction has been used since egyptian times with similar results for centuries no medical evidence for such a claim. ...Read more

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Plasma (Definition)

It is the fluid portion of both the blood and lymph system in which the ...Read more