Traction for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 206 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Lv, Nv
    07
    Oct2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Often
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Insomnia, Knee-pain, High blood pressure

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Chiropractor, Pilates, Physical Therapy, Ice, Acupuncture, Rest, Brace,
      Not Improved
      Traction, Ultrasound Therapy, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Walking/Hiking, Opioids, Supportive Shoes,

    Tired of being in pain...makes me feel exhausted!


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  • Sherry Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 135 lbs
    • 5' 1"
    • Tolar, texas
    27
    Sep2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
    • 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, for over a year
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? Distressing
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Pain restricts me to journeys of less than 2 hours
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Knee-pain, Diabetes, Hip-pain, High blood pressure, Depression, Arthrithis

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Opioids
      Not Improved
      Inversion Table, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Stretching, Traction, Heat, Weight loss, Physical Therapy, Rest, Acupuncture, Ice, Acetaminophen,
      Worsened
      Chiropractor

    Have trouble walking. Can't sit for very long. Trouble getting comfortable sitting, standing or lying down.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Male
    • 190 lbs
    • 6' 1"
    • Fort Collins, CO
    10
    Sep2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Walking distance with leg pain As far as I want
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little bit
    • 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
    • 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 worse
    • 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 Never
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Walking/Hiking, Physical Therapy, Stretching, Weight loss,
      Improved
      Mattress Change, Traction, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Chiropractor, Ice
      Not Improved
      Rest, Heat

    Physical activities includes daily stretching and walking, regular hiking and cycling, gardening, and home improvement projects.


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  • Vanessa Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 140 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Hesperus, Colorado
    26
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Walking distance with leg pain As far as I want
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little bit
    • 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 No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Sitting without having to change position 1-2 Hours
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position No change
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Mild pain
    • Walk with no pain Any distance
    • Sitting without back pain 1 Hour
    • Standing without back pain As long I want
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Heat, Weight loss, Chiropractor, Rest,