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Old 07-26-2007, 09:42 AM   #1
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How many times and much strength for LUMBAR TRACTION?

[B] I have taken 6 lumbar tractions on a portable lumbar traction device, one time per week, for the past 6 weeks. Each traction is last for 15 minutes. The strength is 65 pounds each time. My weight is 155 pounds and I am 5 feet and 3 inch tall. My physical theaphiest tells me that the stregth could be increasing toward half of my weight 75 pounds but I ask her to set up the strength to 65 pounds. She tells me that repeat 65 pounds strength of traction on my lumbar will be no useful and will not be needed to improve my problem. I am worry about too much strength might hur1t or break my lumbar disc.

How many lumbar tractions I should have and how much strength should be applied on my lumbar traction without injury? My problem is interspace narrowings between discs in my lumbar which giving pressure on nerves to cause pain down to my hips and my legs. [/B]

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Old 07-22-2011, 07:41 PM   #2
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Smile Re: How many times and much strength for LUMBAR TRACTION?

I am also suffering from similar kind of problem, I am having pain in right leg and right hip, I am unable to sit for longer duration recently MRI was done, found disc bulge L3-L4, I was given traction thrice a week with a strength upto 60 pounds( my weight is 141 pounds and height 5 feet 5 inches, heating pad at back for ten minutes, I took rest for 10 days, Physio therapist avoided all forward bending excercises and 5 sets of excercises. pain nearly got vanished as far as i awas on rest, but once i resumed my work pain again started. Excercises really helps.
I am also looking for the right answer, please share the answer if you have got more information on this topic.

 
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