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    Spinal Decompression Machine
    ChronicSufferGirl85 posted:
    Has anyone ever heard of this machine ever working?
    or tired themselves, and worked or failed?

    Im considering trying it

    IM 26 yrs old and for the last 4 years tried everything
    physical therapy, chiro, acupunc, massage, excercise, and stretches

    I tried pain managment
    epidural,facetblock's injections, and pain killers

    but nothing works, Im at the point where i have severe sciata
    and leg pain tingling every day and its constant back pain assocated to constant sciata that that never goes away

    im considering surgery, but after researching it more IM scared cuz im young
    I dont knwo what to do
    live with this pain daily or try surgery?
    or try the decompression machine, i heard it helped lots of people stay out of needing surgery

    My spine surgeon, had me discogram, and it showed postive results meaning that they say based on the results, it showed promising that spinal surgery will work

    my back is l-4, l-5, s-1
    there is an annular tear l-4-5 and its a 9mm tear or something i have been told
    i have bulding disc also.

    I also have fibromylagia, so im in pain all day every day all the time
    its horrible

    Any advice anyone? please! thank you!
    blairhansmia responded:

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    The only device you should consider is the Accu Spina. It's the only one mentioned on WebMD and it has special patents and made by a medical company. Many other machines are just traction tables no matter what they say...I wish you well and surgery at your age is not good...try to avoid it!

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