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

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
This form of computerized traction (decompression) has very minimal literature available to support its usage. Traction is usually not considered as a definitive treatment of neck/back issues, but may help alleviate symptoms in mild sprains/strains. Insurance may not cover such treatments, so be cautious of possible out-of- pocket expenses.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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