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What are the risks of spinal decompression surgery?

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As with any surgery, there are risks. These are some of the more common risks associated with spinal decompression surgery:

Another risk of surgery is that it may not improve back pain much. It can be difficult to determine who will benefit from spinal decompression surgery.

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Allergic reaction to anesthesia
  • Nerve or tissue damage

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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