Traction for Lower Back Pain

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  • April Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 140 lbs
    • 5' 1"
    • South Windsor Ct
    23
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • 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? Always
    • 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 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 Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Mild 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), Scoliosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Stretching, Other, Strengthening Exercises, Supplements, Ultrasound Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Inversion Table, Mattress Change, Traction, Heat, Physical Therapy, Ice, Massage, Acupuncture, Rest, Chiropractor, Supportive Shoes, Acetaminophen, Weight loss,
      Worsened
      Cortisone Injection, Epidural

    Can't make any plans to do a lot of walking. Can't shop if a lot standing involved. Can't do amusement parks casinos. can't go out dancing. Can't sit long either. Frustrating. Done yoga physical therapy massages hydrobed therapy acupuncture epidural steroid injection many many pills


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 180 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • manson iowa
    07
    May2018
    • 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? 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 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
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Mild
    • Walk with no pain 4-8 blocks
    • Sitting without back pain 1 Hour
    • Standing without back pain One hour
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Never
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoarthritis (arthritis)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Inversion Table, Traction, Rest, Ice, Physical Therapy, Opioids,
      Not Improved
      Heat,

    bulging discs---becomes inflamed and presses on nerve--causing pain and discomfort--take pain meds and do stretching---got inversion table--it helps--dr put me on traction table--this also helps---still have some bad times but seems to be less severe opoids help --Tylenol--


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  • Carol Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 165 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Bridgeport,ct
    03
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • 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? Rarely
    • 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 Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Traction, Heat, Opioids, Oral corticosteroids
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Inversion Table, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Physical Therapy, Cortisone Injection, Supportive Shoes, Brace,

    I walk. Stand for 8 hours honestly don’t know how long I can work


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 130 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • waterford ny
    02
    May2018
    • 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 4+
    • 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? Sometimes
    • 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 Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 mile
    • 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 Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Distressing
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spondylolisthesis
    • Additional conditions Hip-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Mattress Change
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Opioids, Heat, Acetaminophen, Brace, Physical Therapy, Ice, Rest,
      Worsened
      Cortisone Injection, Stretching, Epidural, Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Traction

    i have neuropathy in my right leg and into my foot any activity i do results in pain. to long sitting or too long standing leaves me stiff. always have constant pain. bad weather makes things way worse especially when there is moisture in the air


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  • Stephanie Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 180 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Willows, CA
    02
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 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?