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What is spine decompression therapy, and how does it work exactly?
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Doesn't
I suspect you are referring to a variety of computerized machines that purport to reduce herniated discs.
These machines go by various names which i will not mention here. They are basically fancy traction machines. The treatment is very expensive and despite the hype have never been shown to be effective. They are usually not covered by insurance.

In brief: Doesn't
I suspect you are referring to a variety of computerized machines that purport to reduce herniated discs.
These machines go by various names which i will not mention here. They are basically fancy traction machines. The treatment is very expensive and despite the hype have never been shown to be effective. They are usually not covered by insurance.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Vikas Patel
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Traction
It is essentially traction of the spine.
It is meant to pull the spine segments apart so that the disc might heal. There are many ways to accomplish this including physical therapy techniques, specialized machines often used by chiropractic, and inversion tables. There are no good studies on any but the techniques may have some benefit. Inversion is likely the cheapest.

In brief: Traction
It is essentially traction of the spine.
It is meant to pull the spine segments apart so that the disc might heal. There are many ways to accomplish this including physical therapy techniques, specialized machines often used by chiropractic, and inversion tables. There are no good studies on any but the techniques may have some benefit. Inversion is likely the cheapest.
Dr. Vikas Patel
Dr. Vikas Patel
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