My husband had spinal decompression therapy and it absolutely worked for him.
About 3 years ago he somehow hurt his upper back/neck, but he never did anything about it (he has a very high pain tolerance.) Over time it worsened, until he had difficulty sitting for more than 20 minutes, and had difficulty driving because he couldn't turn his head. He was in constant pain, couldn't sleep well, couldn't eat. It was awful to see him like that, and worse for him to be in that condition.
He finally agreed to try therapeutic massage -- didn't work. Then we went to a neurologist, who took xrays and recommended physical therapy and neck brace. Tried it (10 weeks) - didn't work. He was still in the same amount of pain. The doctor referred us to a neurosurgeon, who of course recommended surgery. To a surgeon, surgery is always the answer. I've seen the statistics on back surgeries -- more than 50% yielded no significant relief from back/neck pain, and an even higher percentage of patients conditions for which they sought surgery were not cured. We decided to seek other options. We tried acupuncture -- didn't work. My poor husband was so miserable, and I felt awful seeing him in constant pain.
By chance, we were chatting with another soccer parent while watching our sons play, and he shared his story about how a chiropractor and the chiropractor's DRX9000 saved his life. We learned that our friend used to play football in college, and was physically active and fit, until one day he hurt his back. When he described his excruciating pain, my husband absolutely understood, because that was his life also. Our friend lived with this horrible pain for 2 years, and considered suicide, even though he has a beautiful family and 2 kids.
We had always thought chiropractors were quacks, because of a congenital predisposition for MDs (all the MDs in the family recommended surgery, or more consultations with other surgeons and neurologists). However, we decided to visit that chiropractor, because our friend was so emphatic about how the chiropractor and that DRX9000 restored his life, plus he was obviously pain-free and happy. The rest is history. The treatment absolutely worked. Three months later, my husband was healthy and pain-free. It really saved us. I think we ended up paying about $3,000 for all the weekly sessions with the DRX9000. We're still skeptical about most chiropractors and their practices, but this one method -- spinal decompression -- worked for us. The money spent was absolutely worth it. He still occasionally gets a twinge in his neck, and will go hang upside down on this contraption that he bought, based on the spinal decompression concept, and he returns to normal pretty soon after.
Living with pain is so horrible. I hope you find a treatment that works for you. Good luck!