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I am undergoing spinal decompression therapy using the Triton

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I am undergoing spinal decompression therapy using the Triton DTS.
I am wondering what the recommendations are for exercising during the treatment.
Some have said it's best not to do any exercise during the first two weeks of treatment.
However, long term exercise is a critical part of recovery. I do practice a lot of Bikram Yoga, which is hot, intense yoga in 105 degrees.

Am I supposed to stop all exercise during the first couple weeks of spinal decompression therapy?

I have a free pass to Bikram Yoga today, but I did a spinal decompression treatment yesterday.

Hello Peter,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

Bikram yoga should not be done during the spinal decompression treatment session. Flexion regime of exercises can be performed during the decompression. Here is the link for it;

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

what else isn't supposed to be done?

What about walking, running, etc?

Am I supposed to lay low for two months of treatment then?

Yes Peter. Lay low for two months. Walking can be done but running should be avoided.

Following measures would be helpful;

Back care in the activities of daily living, which is an integral component of the treatment of back problems.

a) Avoid activities which increases the pain.

b) Rest intermittently

c) Avoid bending at 90 degrees

d) Pushing and pulling should be avoided till pain subsides

f) Avoid prolonged sitting and standing

g) Avoid sitting or sleeping on floor


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