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Decompression machine

I'm looking for feedback from anyone that has tried decompression treatment for herniated disc/sciatica.  Specifically  - sessions on a decompression machine along with related treatments at an office of a trained/qualified spine specialist.  I'm considering this treatment (and the significant financial expense) before going to my last resort which is a microdiscectomy surgery. My other option is to go ahead with the surgery now.  All other options have not worked. 

Thanks for any feedback regarding your experience! 



  • Does insurance pay for treatment or would you have to private pay?

  • No my insurance isn't covering this. 

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  • @LeoB, I wouldn't pay out of pocket for this. If you Google decompression for sciatica research or something like that, you'll find a university study that found no evidence it does anything it claims.

    Obviously it may help some people, but with my personal experience,  that study, and reading members here, I think it's a waste.

  • ArizonaAArizona ArizonaPosts: 162

    I've tried it a couple of tines, from a chiropractor that accepts my insurance.  It didn't help me.

  • I tried it for a total of 20 treatments. Didn't help one bit.

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  • AndyShutzAAndyShutz Lake forest Posts: 15
    I did this ass well a few years back, I had marginal success. I remember reading that there are certain brands or technologies to stay away from. Definitely do as much homework as possible, when you start messing with your backs structure, its serious.
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