Spinal decompression traction (often combined with acupuncture) has worked for us very well. About 4/5 patients get significant improvement, and about 3/5 patients get at least about 85% improvement. These percentages usually require ten to twenty treatments to achieve. The cost for traction alone so only $20 per session, but the challenge for most people is timing. The best results are achieved when increasing the density of treatments (trying to get daily treatments without many breaks in treatment). Unless you experiencing difficulty with bowel/bladder or have extreme pain/weakness, then we recommend trying acupuncture/decompression or decompression alone before aggressive injections or surgery.