Kind of miraculously I came upon a great deal on a 2nd hand Chattanooga Triton MP-1 spinal traction machine. It's an older model but it seems to work fine.
It came with no instructions, but I worked with it for a while and figured out how to set the maximum and minimum tension, the number of steps going up and going down, and the length of session.
So I know how to program the machine, but what I don't know is how I should be using it. I need to find out what a good treatment protocol would be for someone with my problem - bulging disks and other unpleasantness at C5-6, and C3-4.
If anyone has had spinal decompression therapy and remembers what their treatment involved or otherwise knows how to use this type of machine (max/min tensions, steps, time of treatment) I would be very grateful to have that information.
Doing whatever I can to avoid going under the knife. But constant pain and enforced quitting of almost all my recreational pastimes is really messing with my head.
I am new to this group so I don't really know how to get messages back. I'll post this and if I don't hear anything I'll log back in and leave my email address.
Many thanks. Don't give up, a friend of mine who works in health insurance says that it's not uncommon for neck/back pain to subside by itself but it often takes a couple of years .