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Could spinal decompression heal a bulging disc?

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Dr. Paul Slosar
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Paul Slosar
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Dr. Carl Spivak
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Probably not

Spinal decompression is like a large computerized traction machine.
The exact mechanism of action is unknown, but likely relieves some pressure off the pinched nerve allowing inflammation to settle. It is very unlikely to heal degenerative "worn out" disk, reversing the changes on mri.

In brief: Probably not

Spinal decompression is like a large computerized traction machine.
The exact mechanism of action is unknown, but likely relieves some pressure off the pinched nerve allowing inflammation to settle. It is very unlikely to heal degenerative "worn out" disk, reversing the changes on mri.
Dr. Carl Spivak
Dr. Carl Spivak
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