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lumbar traction devices ease pain

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends: There are many different ways to apply traction to the lumbar spine. Some include manual techniques (people pulling on you), big machines, or simple h ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
This is on the lower: Choice of methods following regular exercise, not smoking and keeping trim. There is no one recommended traction device but an inversion table tends ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Low back pain: The best lumbar traction device is the one that works for you. Many companies will offer a 30 day trial. Usually 10-15 minutes in the morning and in t ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
54 years experience Psychiatry
There are several: There are several devices on the market. I don't know of any "one" device which is the best. The results of treatment with these devices is hard to me ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
54 years experience Psychiatry
A type of treatment: Treatment for back problems where there is traction on your spine to "open up" the spaces between you vertebra and loosen the pressure on trapped nerv ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
Weight not a factor: The issue is not the traction but the cause of the problem to start with. Neck and back spondylosis is a result of ligament damage and prolotherapy is ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
54 years experience Psychiatry
Apply traction: It is meant to apply traction on the spine in order to treat disorders of the back.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
20kg or ...: 20 to 25 kg is standard.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Elhors Danlos: I don't think it should be a problem but it won't hurt to consult your doctor or a neurosurgeoin.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Might help symptoms: Traction might be helpful for the pain associated with degenerative disc disease. It does nothing for the actual position of the disc and will not mak ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Traction helps: Lumbar traction is helpful for acute back pain. It has no side effects.

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