What is the effectiveness of spinal decompression non-surgical treatment?

Limited. It is a form of traction using a machine to pull on the spine, somewhat like pulling on two ends of a rope. It can give temporary relief of neck, back, arm, or leg pain. For mild cases, it might be effective. The problem of proving effectiveness is the variability of spinal problems among sufferers, and the tendency for some to get better with time (regardless or in spite of treatment).
Excellent at . Decompressing your wallet ! this gas been shown to have no advantage over simple traction. When one looks at the natural history of most back problems the majority get better without surgery so this treatment will have the same rate of effectiveness but cost you a lot of unnecessary expense! .

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Does any know about effectiveness of a spinal decompression non-surgical threatment?

Can be effective. Spinal decompression therapy can be very effective if your lower back arthritis is mild to moderate. Unfortunately, as the arthritic problem of the lower back gets beyond moderate, most patients don't respond very well to decompression tables, physical therapy, or meds. It is in these situations that surgery is mostly used. Read more...

Is non-surgical spinal decompression a good option for 70 yr old male 300 lbs, 5'10" with degenerative disc disease?

Hard to say. In general, the biggest concern I have given the information provided is your weight, which is likely causing chronic injury to your low back and could be leading to the degenerative disc changes you mention. Non-surgical decompression can be very helpful, but I would combine this with significant weight loss (target weight . Read more...

Am I supposed to use a custom moldable orthotic brace for my spinal decompression treatment?

Not necessary. Following a lumbar discectomy the use of a generic back support is use by some patients, but most do not require any support. There normally is no spinal instability that may require custom brace support . Once the wound heal, stretching and strengthening exercises is the treatment of choice. Custom moldable braces really when constantly will led lead to muscle weakness. Read more...
DPM Evaluation. Hello: many patients benefit in using a foot orthotic to stabilize the spine while going being treated with spinal decompression. Please make an appointment with a podiatrist to be evaluated. Best regards. Mark reed, dpm www.Footpain.Org. Read more...

How long should it take to complete spinal decompression treatment?

Caveat emptor. The so called spinal decompression is a traction machine, pulling the spinal bones slightly apart. The science behind it is pretty soft. Some find that traction does feel good (some find it uncomfortable). If you try it and find it helpful, weigh the amount of relief (and how long it lasts) against the cost and decide if it is worth it to you. Read more...
When you run out of . Money! don't waste your time and money. It offers no benefit other treatments. The natural history of back pain is that most get better with time. Read more...

Is spinal decompression therapy a definite cure for degenerating disc disease or is it just a pain treatment?

Pain treatment. There is no know cure for disc degeneration. Read more...
Degenerative discs . Occur in all. Sometimes it can lead to pain. Some people respond to traction which this is just a reinvented form. An inversion table is much cheaper and can be done at home at any time with the same results. It is aform of pain treatment. Read more...

What is spinal decompression and spine fusion surgery?

Pressure relief. Surgery is for nerve compression and spinal instability. Consult a reputable spine surgeon. Read more...
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...

I had spinal decompression surgery a year ago and I am wondering if I can now go on roller coasters?

No. Spinal decompression is not a contraindication. You should be aware this when riding the roller coaster, there is a great deal of acceleration/ deceleration activity that could lead to 'whiplash ' type injuries. Make sure that you have good strong neck and core muscles, this at least will decrease the probability of a musculoligamentous injury. Read more...

I am highy nervous about having spinal decompression and fusion surgery. Mostly about not waking up and fusion failure. Why shouldn't I be?

You are not alone. These are major surgeries which will take many hours and complications can occur, thus your emotion/fear is not uncommon. I am sorry to hear that this is something you are about to endure. I assume you have been suffering pain/disability for quite some time now? Talk to your family/friends. Discuss your concerns/fear with doc. There is no shame in doing that. I wish you the best of luck. Read more...