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What is the recommended lumbar traction device to help ease pain

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 18 years experience
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
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
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
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
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
Psychiatry 55 years experience
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry 55 years experience
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
Rheumatology 48 years experience
20kg or ...: 20 to 25 kg is standard.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Elhors Danlos: I don't think it should be a problem but it won't hurt to consult your doctor or a neurosurgeoin.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry 55 years experience
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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Back pain: Lumbar traction is used to relieve low back pain. The goal is to decompress pinched nerves and realign the joints and ligaments to relieve low back an... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
Pain Management 60 years experience
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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
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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