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Does Spinal Decompression Therapy work?

Has anyone had or heard of actual success from "non-surgical spinal decompression therapy" for the neck? I've only heard of success stories that are coming from the clinics and companies that use or sell the decompression tables, so I'm a bit skeptical due to obvious bias.

I have a herniated disc at C5-6 that is pushing on my spinal cord causing some weakness in my hands and legs and looking for an alternative to surgery that is worth trying.

I would appreciate any comments or advice on this.


  • I have heard no positive outcomes, and honestly, if it were a viable solution to treating herniations and actually worked, our insurance companies would pay for the costs. No insurance that I am aware of does in fact pay for it and there are no studies that I am aware of that shows that this is anything more than a bunch of hocus pocus that costs us way too much in both money and time wasted.
    I understand your wanting to avoid surgery at all costs, but in your case, the risk of damage is far too great to avoid it when it is not only necessary but vital to avoid more permanent problems.
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