Who has tried decompression?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by kaymac, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. kaymac

    kaymac New Member

    I've read about "decompression" of the spine or similiar experiences from spinal care institutes or fibro institutes.....wondering has anybody tried this or have comments about it?

    My mother in law requested a brochure and wants me to try it??
  2. Waynesrhythm

    Waynesrhythm Member

    Hi Kaymac,

    I did try this several years ago with mixed results. Sometimes I could feel a quite a bit better; other times it seemed to aggravate my condition.

    I found it couldn't do for me what I really needed, which was a proper alignment of my uppermost cervical vertabra, the atlas. I did some upper cervical chiropractic care with good results, but didn't get excellent results until a did a procedure called Atlas Profilax, sometimes spelled as AtlasPROfilax.

    I've posted fairly extensively on my experience, most recently on a thread by Crickett. <a href="http://www.immunesupport.com/chat/forums/message.cfm?id=1300345&B=FM">Click on this Link to go Directly to it</a>. I posted on several other threads, most of which can be accessed by clicking <a href="http://www.immunesupport.com/chat/forums/message.cfm?id=1285080&B=FM#1285080">here</a>.

    If you choose to read some of these posts and have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them as best I can.

    Regards, Wayne
    [This Message was Edited on 08/18/2008]
  3. mdjaj2231

    mdjaj2231 New Member

    I tried it this summer. It was pretty disappointing. I've done really well when the chiropractor pulls gently on my head, and when I make a sling from a towel for traction, but I think this hurt as much as it helped. Does that make sense? Everyone's different, but I was not helped.

    Good luck.

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