Hi, I was wondering does traction increase the pain. I went to pt today and I was already in alot of pain, he has already done alot of exercises with me, and i also do them at home. Todayy he tried something different, he place me on the treadmill for 10 min and the pain remained the same, then he tried traction. I mean I could have died on this machine, the pain was so severe. I thought it was suppose to help, not increase the pain. By the way I have the 2 hernaited disk and retrolithesis which the md said was stable, always with the leg pain and buttock pain.