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Lower back pain for a few month's, now radiating in buttock, and severe groin pain.

Good time to eval. It is a good time to go in for a thorough interview, exam, and possibly some tests to help determine the cause and the best treatment plan. Good luck! Read more...

Is Spinal traction or Decompression therapy helpful for Lower Back Pain? Are the effects temporary or Permanent?

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. With daily home use for 4-6 weeks the results can be long lasting. There are a variety of machines for traction and many are used by physical therapists and chiropractors as part of their treatment regimen too. Read more...
Results are. Variable. Some patients improve. However significant number of patients do not show improvement or has only modest or temporary improvement. 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. Thats a fluid filled sac that normally doesnt 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...
The cyst is most . Likely a tarlov cysts, also known as perineurial cysts, which is an incidental finding on your mri, and which is likely not causing any symptoms. Hence no treatment is usually needed for this cyst. A lumbar traction program is not needed for this cyst. However, if you were doing physical therapy, including traction for some other lumbar pathology, be rest assured that it should not affect the cyst. Read more...