Traction for Lower Back Pain

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  • Randall Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 215 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Allegan Michigan
    05
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • 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? Rarely
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Somewhat
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 5 blocks
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, High blood pressure, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, Heat, Chiropractor, Brace, Rest, Massage, Cortisone Injection, Epidural, Walking/Hiking
      Not Improved
      Ultrasound Therapy, Stretching, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs
      Worsened
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Physical Therapy, Traction,

    Walk as much as I can eat good things stop smoking


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  • Jodi Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 265 lbs
    • 5' 9"
    • Windber Pennsylvania
    05
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • 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, under 1 month
    • 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
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Excruciating
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 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 Stiff and limited motion with no pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) I require some help due to pain
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Inversion Table, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Traction, Heat, Weight loss, Brace, Rest, Acupuncture, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Physical Therapy, Opioids,

    I just want to be able to walk without my left butt cheek hurting severely.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 173 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Akron ohio
    26
    Oct2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • 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? Often
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Excruciating
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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 Much worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Knee-pain, Depression, Hip-pain, Neck-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Rest
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Acetaminophen,
      Worsened
      Physical Therapy, Chiropractor, Traction

    Im very limited to what i can do and very slow


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  • Tara Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 142 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    24
    Oct2018
    • Injury Status Cured
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Not at all
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? Discomforting
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Never
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Not at all

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      Supportive Shoes, Strengthening Exercises, Massage, Chiropractor, Stretching, Traction,
      Not Improved
      Meditation, Mattress Change, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Swimming, Alexander Technique, Pilates,