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Doctor insights on: Spine Stretching Machine

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What weight machines should I avoid if a spur on my t spine?

None in particular: There is no specific reason not to use any one piece idem equipment asking as proper technique is used and you do not overload your own capacity on any particular machine. You can reduce load and increase reps and/or sets. ...Read more

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during spine xray I was instructed to make spine flush to machine even though I had developed bent knee stance and forw lean did this give false read

during spine xray I was instructed to  make spine flush to machine even though I had developed bent knee stance and forw lean did this give false read

It depends on what-: -radiologist was looking for. In order to flatten out the LS spine you must be in a hip/knee flexion position. But leaning forward sounds like you were standing, & the standing films are usually for alignment as for scoliosis. Otherwise I have no idea what was being looked at. ...Read more

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Where can I get one of those neck stretching machine?

Pronex: Pronex® pneumatic cervical traction device - works better - covered by insurance with http://empi.Com. ...Read more

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Is the machine (exima) helpful to tighten the lose skin and remove stretch marks ?

Probably not.: I haven't heard of the exima, but most external treatments don't do much for skin tightening. There is no good treatment for stretch marks except for surgical removal (like a tummy tuck). ...Read more

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Can you thicken the cartilage discs in your spine by stretching it?

Can you thicken the cartilage discs in your spine by stretching it?

No: Degenerative disc disease (ddd) is a progressive change of the spine that includes loss of disc water content and disc height. We all get ddd as we age, and as yet, there is no treatment to prevent it (despite what people will try to sell you). The best option to maintain spine health is to not smoke, maintain a healthy overall lifestyle which includes a regular exercise program. ...Read more

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Can stretching my spine at age 16 help lengthen my spine and make me taller?

Can stretching my spine at age 16 help lengthen my spine and make me taller?

No: Sorry, but spine length has little to do with your final height. The most important factor is genetics, so your parents' heights are very important. Males generally stop growing around age 23-25, so you may have some time left. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it possible to increase height by stretching spine after puberty? If yes how much can I gain?

Not really: Stretching your spine will not increase your height after puberty. Occasionally we see some additional height when significant spinal deformities are surgically corrected. After skeletal maturity, you reach your final height. There are some leg lengthening surgeries, but again they are reserved for pathological conditions. ...Read more

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