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Could spinal decompression fix a bulging disk?
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Dr. Paul Slosar
Orthopedic Surgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
Some chiropractors use a machine to apply traction to the spine and they call this "decompressioin.
" the scientific data is not robust so far and i dont believe any insurance companies cover the treatment which can be expensive. Some patients swear that it was helpful while others not so... "caveat emptor".

In brief: Maybe
Some chiropractors use a machine to apply traction to the spine and they call this "decompressioin.
" the scientific data is not robust so far and i dont believe any insurance companies cover the treatment which can be expensive. Some patients swear that it was helpful while others not so... "caveat emptor".
Dr. Paul Slosar
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
It is also being offered by some physicians, but agree: caveat emptor (Latin for buyer beware).
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
The traction machine advertised to "decompress" the spine pulls on it.
The disk bulge may temporarily reduce in size during the treatment (pulling the bones further apart), but standing and walking will return the spine to the condition before traction. Bulging is part of the normal aging process and does not always cause pain. The science behind this treatment is soft.

In brief: Depends
The traction machine advertised to "decompress" the spine pulls on it.
The disk bulge may temporarily reduce in size during the treatment (pulling the bones further apart), but standing and walking will return the spine to the condition before traction. Bulging is part of the normal aging process and does not always cause pain. The science behind this treatment is soft.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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