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How effective is spinal decompression therapy?

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More research is needed to establish the safety and effectiveness of nonsurgical spinal decompression. To know how effective it really is, researchers need to compare spinal decompression with other alternatives to surgery. These include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Physical therapy
  • Exercise
  • Limited rest
  • Steroid injections
  • Bracing
  • Chiropractic
  • Acupuncture

From: Spinal Decompression Therapy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Spinal Decompression Association: "Spinal Decompression Therapy."

Daniel, D.M. 2007. Chiropractic and Osteopathy,

Cleveland Clinic: "Spinal Decompression Surgery."

Reviewed by Ross Brakeville on January 21, 2017

SOURCES:

American Spinal Decompression Association: "Spinal Decompression Therapy."

Daniel, D.M. 2007. Chiropractic and Osteopathy,

Cleveland Clinic: "Spinal Decompression Surgery."

Reviewed by Ross Brakeville on January 21, 2017

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