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What Is The Recommended Lumbar Traction Device To Help Ease Pain
Depends: There are many 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
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
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
20kg or ...: 20 to 25 kg is standard.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
For a 54-year-old woman who's 52kg or 115lbs, what weight is suitable for neck traction and what weight for lumbar traction?
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
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
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 a md who can help you isolate the cause and arrive at a solution. In the mean time, stretch, heat, relaxation may help. ...Read more
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
Does body traction devices will help in increasing total body height in a permanent condition?
Will the spinal cord increase in length?
I have just started seeing dry flaky skin on my penis. I just started wearing a traction device last week. Is that the cause?
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
Can cervical traction or the usage of a home cervical traction device cause cervical vertigo — dizziness caused by neck movements?
unlikely. : Limit the use or decrease the weight to see if that makes the difference. ...Read more
C5-6 Disc bulge. Should I do flexion or extension with Over Door Cervical Traction device? Face door-flexion. Face away- Extension.
Cervical disc buldge: Either would be fine though classically flexion has been argued to be better. ...Read more
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
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
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
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. These belts are used as an adjunct to other therapies. ...Read more
Worsen: Could it worsen the pain? Yes, that is possible. Could it decrease the intervertebral (disc)space, I doubt it. ...Read more