Traction for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 120 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Richmond, CA
    23
    Mar2019
    • 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? Never
    • 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? Discomforting
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Sitting without having to change position 2-3 hours
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 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 Distressing
    • Walk with no pain 1/2 mile
    • Sitting without back pain 2-3 hours
    • Standing without back pain One hour
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoporosis, Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis, Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Arthrithis

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Gokhale Method, Meditation, Traction, Heat, Rest,
      Not Improved
      Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Swimming, Walking/Hiking

    Can the daily routine be changed keeping the same difficulty and goals?
    Yes


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  • Vicky Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 190 lbs
    • 5' 1"
    • Newark ohio
    12
    Dec2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Often
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 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? Yes, for over a year
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Several times every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) I require some help due to pain
    • Back pain interference with travel Pain restricts me to journeys of less than 30 minutes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids,
      Not Improved
      Epidural, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Heat, Acetaminophen, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Ice, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs
      Worsened
      Traction, Stretching, Physical Therapy

    Effects my daily chores and how and what I'm able to do varies from day to day as I have pain everyday but one day to the next pain in different places has effected my quality of life to think I could have this pain for the rest of my life makes me cry


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  • Susan Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 279 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Toms river,nj
    29
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 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? 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
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
    • 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 A little worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
    • Back pain interfere with sleep All the time
    • 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), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Knee-pain, Depression, High blood pressure

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, Ultrasound Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Rest, Epidural, Ice, Physical Therapy,
      Not Improved
      Supplements, Traction, Weight loss, Chiropractor, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,
      Worsened
      Stretching, Heat, Cortisone Injection

    I do no have a normal life,the pain interferes with everything


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  • Donna Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 172 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • N.c.
    26
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • 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? Somewhat
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, for over a year
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Scoliosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Hip-pain, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Mattress Change, Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Heat,