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What is surgical spinal decompression?

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Surgical spinal decompression is another option for treating certain types of back pain. But it's usually a last resort. If other measures don't work, your doctor may suggest surgical spinal decompression for bulging or ruptured disks, bony growths, or other spinal problems. Surgery may help relieve symptoms from pressure on the spinal cord or nerves, including:

  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Weakness

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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