Traction for Lower Back Pain

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  • Linda Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 260 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Pahrump NV
    03
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 1
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, for over a year
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Often
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position No change
    • Back-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Mild pain
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Horrible
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain, Arthrithis, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Swimming, Mattress Change, Opioids, Acetaminophen, Massage
      Not Improved
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Ice, Heat, Weight loss, Brace
      Worsened
      Physical Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Epidural, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Chiropractor, Traction,

    Makes it difficult to live by oneself having to do all the chores in the house & yard. Unable to do some stuff at all. Since I'm on disability money is extremely tight & can't afford food, medicines that might help or new mattress. Moving around is painful & they want to do surgery again rather than keep me on opiod which were helping till new laws went into effect & now they're force tapering us off them.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 125 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    • South Plainfield, NJ
    30
    Jun2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, for over a year
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Often
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? All the time
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Osteoporosis, Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Epidural, Oral corticosteroids, Opioids, McKenzie Method
      Not Improved
      Supplements, Ultrasound Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Pilates, Swimming, PEMF Therapy, Walking/Hiking, Other, Rest, Acupuncture, Supportive Shoes, Acetaminophen, Heat, Traction, Cortisone Injection,
      Worsened
      Ice, Physical Therapy, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

    I just keep getting worse, also my Mom's back is worse than mine HELP AND IN PAIN


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 113 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • Sandy, Utah
    20
    Jun2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 3
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Never
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? A little bit
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1/2 mile
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position Much worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Discomforting
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Spondylolisthesis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Strengthening Exercises, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Postural Modifications, Mattress Change, Gokhale Method, Walking/Hiking, Stretching, Opioids, Physical Therapy, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Rest, Acetaminophen, Heat,
      Not Improved
      Acupuncture, Yoga, Meditation, Supplements, Oral corticosteroids, Traction

    Back and knee pain keep me from hiking and doing other strenuous exercise. I walk and use a stationary bike. I do the exercises I learned in physical therapy and in the Gokhale Method. I think the Gokhale Method has helped me some. It's only been a month since I've had the foundations class. It's been recommended that I have a spinal ablation for my arthritic back and two knee replacements


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 180 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • manson iowa
    19
    Jun2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Walking distance with leg pain 5 blocks
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? A little bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Mild
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 1-2 Hours
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting