hi everyone, has anyone gotten any relief from back pain from massages? I have been going for almost 3 weeks and finally today I feel much better. I need to have a lumbar fusion but refuse since I already have had multi level microdiskectomy done in 2006. The past several weeks I had a huge episode because I have facet joint disease, ddd, spinal stenois and a annular fissure with herniated disks. So I am going threw the spinal decompression treatment (what do I have to lose?) and they do a massage first, then the decompression and finally the tens unit with heat and ice. It seems like as of today It's much better On a scale of 1 to 10 my pain was a ten and now its a 3 or 4 today. I have 2 more sessions then I have to be seen again by the doctor. Will this help? Or will everything come back twice as bad if I stop the treatments?
2005-ACDF with Corpectomy at C3-C-5.
2009-Cervical laminectomy at C3.
Steroid injections series x 4.