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What is the recommended lumbar traction device to help ease pain?

What is the recommended lumbar traction device to help ease pain?

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 home devices. Each device must be suited to your body type (big/thin). Discuss this with your physician, chiropractor, or physical therapist. Once an effective technique is found for your body type, then you may be able to find the best device for you. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the best lumbar traction device to help ease pain?

Please help! What is the best lumbar traction device to help ease pain?

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 the evening is effective in relieving the pain. If traction makes the pain worse, then see a spine specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the best lumbar traction device to alleviate back pain?

What is the best lumbar traction device to alleviate back pain?

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 measure and compare in a scientific manner. ...Read more

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What is lumbar traction?

What is lumbar traction?

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 nerves and restore disc integrity. ...Read more

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For a 54 year old woman who's 52kg or 115lbs, what weight is suitable for neck traction and what weight for lumbar traction?

For a 54 year old woman who's 52kg or 115lbs, what weight is suitable for neck traction and what weight for lumbar traction?

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 the cure. Visit www. Getprolo. Com or www. Aaomed. Org for information and to find a doctor. To help you. ...Read more

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What does a lumbar traction table do?

What does a lumbar traction table do?

Apply traction: It is meant to apply traction on the spine in order to treat disorders of the back. ...Read more

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Is lumbar traction good for a displaced vertebrae from disc degeneration?

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 make the disc "go back in place". ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about lumbar traction or diometry?

Can you tell me more about lumbar traction or diometry?

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 and radiating leg pain. There are a variety of machines for traction and many are used by physical therapists and chiropractors as part of their treatment regimen. There are some available for home use and many offer a 30 day trial before purchase, ...Read more

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Is lumbar traction effective for a displaced vertebrae from disc degeneration?

Is lumbar traction effective for a displaced vertebrae from disc degeneration?

Yes/no: I was trained using hospital based lumbar traction, it did very little to help disc disease in that by the time we applied enough traction to help the patient they were at the foot of the bed and no force applied. Modern traction (drx 9000) can apply your body weight to a specific disc segment and really make a difference. At your age please look into this treatment. ...Read more

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Mri shows cyst in s2 (racepinephrine). Want to do lumbar traction for lower back pain. Will it affect cyst?

Mri shows cyst in s2 (racepinephrine). Want to do lumbar traction for lower back pain. Will it affect cyst?

Maybe: Cyst at s2 (racepinephrine) sounds like a tarlov cyst. That's a fluid filled sac that normally doesn't cause pain and requires no treatment. On rare occasions it can be large enough to put pressure on nerves or erode bone to cause pain. Therefore I would have a physician tell you why you're having low back pain before you see a chiropractor. If the cyst is incidental like it most likely is, doing some traction is ok. ...Read more

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I have just started seeing dry flaky skin on my penis. I just started wearing a traction device last week. Is that the cause?

I have just started seeing dry flaky skin on my penis. I just started wearing a traction device last week. Is that the cause?

Maybe: What you are doing is not going to make you bigger and may do harm to your organ. Please consult this site for information on this topic.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-living/sexual-health/in-depth/penis/art-20045363 ...Read more

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Penis slightly curved to the left without pain or discomfort. How to make it straighten? Can a traction device help? Or just leave it be?

Penis slightly curved to the left without pain or discomfort. How to make it straighten? Can a traction device help? Or just leave it be?

Tricky w/out seeing: Nothing is perfectly straight in the real world. Sometimes people think something is curved when the bend is incredibly small. Minor curvature of the penis is very common after age 40. Some cremes hae been shown to slightly help in this group BUT they have a different problem than you do in all likelihood. ...Read more

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Does body traction devices will help in increasing total body height in a permanent condition? Will the spinal cord increase in length?

Does body traction devices will help in increasing total body height in a permanent condition? Will the spinal cord increase in length?

No: It may give a temporary change il length or height measurements but these will be removed by the effect of gravity within a day or so. I'm sure they will offer additional sessions at a price. ...Read more

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Does the traction device help in case of a mis-shaped organ?

Does the traction device help in case of a mis-shaped organ?

Not sure: It may depend on wht "organ" but I am unaware of traction helping any organ. ...Read more

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Bought Over Door Cervical Traction Kit for disc bulge. Should I face towards or away from door? At physio centre, I face away, but not same device.

Cervical traction: Most home devices come with instructions or a schematic. If not there look for a phone # or email so u can ask. There r differences based on design so u need to be precise and obtain the details ...Read more

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I have left shoulder pain x 10 days. H/o neck injury 11 yrs ago. With use of traction device pain in shoulder does improve numbness in lft hand &foot?

I have left shoulder pain x 10 days. H/o neck injury 11 yrs ago. With use of traction device pain in shoulder does improve numbness in lft hand &foot?

Probably referred: I would first look at your neck as the root of your shoulder pain and the numbness you are having. The fact that your feet and hands are going numb are a bit concerning espeically the feet. This could represent a central cord compression at the level of your neck. I would probably advise you see someone for this. ...Read more

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Pinched lumbar nerves. Any negative side effects to long term mechanized traction to relieve pinch nerve?

No, not Realy: As long as mechanical stretch gives you productive hours in your day, it is a good technique. If you forgo stretch of your legs, conditioning and strengthening exercise you will not achieve full recovery. When you know you have bad discs, avoid prolonged sitting, driving, and jarring sports which lead to chronic facet problems (arthritis) in the back. Inversion techniques / yoga mimic traction. ...Read more

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Can an inversion table/traction worsen a degenerated lumbar disc & reduce disc height more? How?

Worsen: Could it worsen the pain? Yes, that is possible. Could it decrease the intervertebral (disc)space, I doubt it. ...Read more

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Decompression belt vs traction belt vs lumbar belt which is better?

Decompression belt vs traction belt vs lumbar belt which is better?

Low back pain: The belt that provides the best pain relief and comfort for your back is the best belt for you. Belts are not a panacea but an adjunct to other treatments to relieve low back pain or to protect you from repeat or future injury to the low back. ...Read more

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What are these different types of belts best used for? Decompression belt vs traction belt vs lumbar belt?

Low back pain: These belts are used to relieve low back pain by reducing stress on the joints and ligaments of the spine and sacroiliac joints. The decompression belts may take the pressure off the pinched nerves too. The best belt for you is the one that relieves pain and is comfortable to wear for an extended period of time. These belts are used as an adjunct to other therapies. ...Read more

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Can spinal decompression (traction) do more damage to a degenerative spine w/curve loss? Lumbar/hi now feels loose w/ popping noise throughout the day

Can spinal decompression (traction) do more damage to a degenerative spine w/curve loss? Lumbar/hi now feels loose w/ popping noise throughout the day

Unlikely: It is unlikely that traction will do any permanent harm to a person with degenerative disc disease. If it seems like it persistently aggravates it, then you may want to pursue another line of treatment. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Have disc bulge and pich nerve. Chiro recommended a lumbar "posture pump" for traction. Is it safe/does it really work?

Have disc bulge and pich nerve. Chiro recommended a lumbar "posture pump" for traction. Is it safe/does it really work?

Why would you go?: Are you havin pain? Musculoskeletal problems can give you neck pain (strain, joints, arthritis, pinched nerve). A disc bulge can be minor or serious. Why would you go to a chiro? Best to see an md who can help you isolate the cause and arrive at a solution. In the mean time, stretch, heat, relaxation may help. ...Read more

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Lumbar (Definition)

Refers to something related to the area about the lower part of the ...Read more