Can spinal decompression traction on lumbar affect cervical nerves?

Decompression. Non surgical lumbar decompression is a form of traction therapy. In the lumbar area this is accomplished by pulling a pelvic harness in opposite direction away from a thoracic harness. Your neck or cervical area should not be affected.

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Can spinal decompression (traction) do more damage to a degenerative spine w/curve loss? Lumbar/hi now feels loose w/ popping noise throughout the day

Not likely. Traction in the vertical direction along the planes of the spinal column will usually help with a bulging/degenerative disc problem. There may be transient pain as the joint involved and the muscles are made to stretch, but the disc will be helped. Studies show this type of treatment is equal to or better than surgical treatment at 6 months or longer. Get a physical therapy referral. Read more...
Unlikely. It is unlikely that traction will do any permanent harm to a person with degenerative disc disease. If it seems like it persistently aggravates it, then you may want to pursue another line of treatment. Thank you for the question. Read more...
Traction therapy. I am completely unaware of any literature that supports the use of traction therapy. Previously, orthopedic surgeons would admit patients for traction which was eventually deemed ineffective. This therapy is expensive (around $200 per visit). For that cost, you could buy an inversion table and use as frequently as you felt necessary. Mckenzie pt is also an excellent option. Failing this, md eval. Read more...

If you applied enough traction force in spinal decompression therapy to a healthy, overly hydrated disc, can it tear apart w/ repeated traction?

No. Traction therapy only gently release pressure in the spine, let the herniated disc to return to its position. It will not cause tear of the disc. Read more...
Light traction. No more than 10 pounds should be applied to the spine for cervical traction. Read more...
Traction Dangerous? No, the force needed to disrupt or tear a disk is significantly higher than the muscles around your spine could tolerate. If traction could impart that much force your muscles would be injured first. Read more...

Prominent disc space narrowing and mild degenerative changes throughout lumbar spine for some years. Could spinal decompression cure, what is best?

There is no cure for. This degeneration which occurs in all but accelerated by genetic or family history, by obesity as well as by smoking. So, to minimize symptoms, stay trim, don't smoke and get in shape with regular core strengthening, stretching and cardiovascular exercise. Otc meds may help if no reasons medically not to use them. A back support may also provide relief and a cheaper solution is inversion table. Read more...
No cure. These MRI findings are frequently asymptomatic.You can try decompression no evidence it provides permanent changes perserve normal healthy backmusculature by avoiding posterior back surgery. Read more...

After chiropractic adjustment, lumbar is loose and pops by itself. Undergoing spinal decompression w/ the same effect. Why? Lumbar now feels fragile.

Family practice . I would like to talk to you about your back and symptoms. I'm not sure what you mean by fragile you first stated that decompression therapy helped. Was that right? Read more...
No. I do not believe that chiropractic manipulation does more than deep muscle massage or good regular sets of lumbar exercises both flexion and extension with muscle strenghtening. Read more...

Prominent disc space narrowing, bulges, and mild degenerative changes throughout lumbar spine for some years. Spinal decompression? Best opinions pls!

Spinal decompression. Remember, any changes that occur with traction are temporary. Once normal weight bearing is restored, all changes revert to pre-traction state. Inversion tables do exactly the same thing for about $250 total vs. Around $200 per treatment with traction. So if it feels good, it sure beats popping pills! consider a mckenzie pt, or pilates/yoga/piyo as preventative. And don't smoke--accelerates ddd. Read more...
Physical therapy. Multi level disc problems best treated conservatively. Surgery not a great idea for back pain without leg pain. Read more...

Is a neuro surgeon or spine surgeon better equipped to do cervical spinal decompression?

Either. Make appointments with both, see how you like them. Both can do fellowships in spine surgery. Read more...
Both able to. Neurosurgeons are spine surgeons by nature and receive training in spine surgery throughout their residency. Orthopedic spine surgeons generally do not get as much spine surgery training in residency, however they complete a spine surgery fellowship after residency. It ultimately comes down to the individual surgeon and how comfortable you are with them and he/she is with particular procedure. . Read more...

Is the "space age" spinal decompression (drx 9000) helpful for lumbar pain?

New trick. This is another form of spinal traction although with "space age" costs. Traction is one of several modalities used to treat back pain that can give some short term relief.. Read more...

Herniated cervical disc n bulged lumbar disc. Is chiropractor treatment or physiotherapy better? Is traction n spinal manipulation the same?

Neck pain. Chiropractor not recommended , physical therapy recommended , dangerous to have neck manipulation with neck disease. Read more...
Both ok. Physical therapy and chiropractic care are both good options for conservative care of lumbar disc problems. For cervical disc problems, i feel that pt is safer. Cervical traction may be very helpful. Check out spine-health.Com. Read more...

Is Spinal traction or Decompression therapy helpful for Lower Back Pain? Are the effects temporary or Permanent?

Back pain. Lumbar traction is used to relieve low back pain. The goal is to decompress pinched nerves and realign the joints and ligaments to relieve low back and radiating leg pain. With daily home use for 4-6 weeks the results can be long lasting. There are a variety of machines for traction and many are used by physical therapists and chiropractors as part of their treatment regimen too. Read more...
Results are. Variable. Some patients improve. However significant number of patients do not show improvement or has only modest or temporary improvement. Read more...