Has your Dr ever had you try neck traction?

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Savvy63
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   Posted 11/21/2006 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Mine did today. I have a pinched nerve in my neck that's affecting my fingers. It caused me pain at the base of my skull and made me feel nauseous and ready to pass out after just 5 minutes.
Did it work for anyone here?
I am listing symptoms/test results cuz my Dr is still trying to figure out exactly what's going on with me. If any of this rings a bell with you, email me at daisyhen at msn dot com.
 
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erin.K
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   Posted 11/22/2006 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   
the procedure itself almost made you sick??????? whoa!
umh...my honey did cervical spine traction for his spinal stenosis...it effected his whole neck, couldn't turn his head, couldn't get into or out of his car & had the whole numbness & loss of feeling and hand probs and all.
he did say it did help.
although he swears by chiropractics now. he goes for adjustments every week. no major problems since adhering to a strict chiropractic schedule. i wish that worked for everyone!
so...are you going to go back? yikes, any relief now that a few hours have passed?
i oh so wish you the best.
geesh, sorry about what happenned. ouch! doesn't sound pleasant.
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Savvy63
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   Posted 11/22/2006 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Chiropractors are afraid of me, unfortunately. The last one I went to about 8 years ago did my back and the way it crunched really freaked him out. I had to beg him literally to try my neck. It just won't do anything. He told me he couldn't help me and he was the best in the area. I guess the vertabrae in my neck are pretty bad. 5 of the 7 are anyway. I have no clue what, if anything they can do for me.
I won't do the traction again, no way. That scared the crap out of me. :(
I am listing symptoms/test results cuz my Dr is still trying to figure out exactly what's going on with me. If any of this rings a bell with you, email me at daisyhen at msn dot com.
 
DDD- MRI confirmed
Arthritis-xray confirmed
disc slippage in neck-MRI confirmed
Fibro
IBS-D
Ulcers-endoscopic confirm
dishydrotic eczema
Costochondritis
Had both knees scoped in '93' (awesome improvement)
Are we having fun yet?


xxx_trish_xxx
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   Posted 11/30/2006 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I also did cervical traction and on top of doing it in PT, they had me bring home a device, called over the door cervical traction. I had to place 20 lbs of water in it, then hang basically my head from the other side of the door for an hour each day. I had enough of all that, I did the therapy and the home therapy for almost an entire year, too bad its not like the 10 minutes in PT. Both tractions hurt and caused massive headaches in the lower back of my head. Now I have to have occipital lobe injections to block the pain :-(

Needless to say the cervical traction did not work at all for me, and the doctors were trying to repair herniated disks in my cervical neck region as well C-3 and C-4. So, as it stands now, I still have the herniated disks as well as 9 compression fractures in the thoracic and cervical spine region. Grrrr sometimes doctors can really make you think "What are they thinking, and where did they go to school"

I hate to hear you too are suffering with some of the same problems as I do, but I hope and pray you have much better luck with this traction thing than I did. It really hurts to see others are going through this too. I wish you the best and please keep us updated on how you are doing with this, I'd love to hear that this actually worked for SOMEONE. I'll keep you in prayer.

Savvy63
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   Posted 12/1/2006 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I never did the traction again.
 
I started physical therapy this morning and am starting to get rid of my headache from that now, 7 hours later. :(  I'm so tired of this crap. I'm supposed to go 3 times a week now. I don't know....we'll see how I feel tomorrow....
I am listing symptoms/test results cuz my Dr is still trying to figure out exactly what's going on with me. If any of this rings a bell with you, email me at daisyhen at msn dot com.
 
DDD- MRI confirmed
Arthritis-xray confirmed
disc slippage in neck-MRI confirmed
Fibro
IBS-D
Ulcers-endoscopic confirm
dishydrotic eczema
Costochondritis
Had both knees scoped in '93' (awesome improvement)
Are we having fun yet?


Savvy63
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Total Posts : 450
   Posted 12/2/2006 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Ewww, major headache today. Like a migraine! Neck hurts. Took an oxycodone and it's a little better. Wow. I think when I go back to PT tuesday, I'm telling her to only do half what she did yesterday or none at all. :(
I am listing symptoms/test results cuz my Dr is still trying to figure out exactly what's going on with me. If any of this rings a bell with you, email me at daisyhen at msn dot com.
 
DDD- MRI confirmed
Arthritis-xray confirmed
disc slippage in neck-MRI confirmed
Fibro
IBS-D
Ulcers-endoscopic confirm
dishydrotic eczema
Costochondritis
Had both knees scoped in '93' (awesome improvement)
Are we having fun yet?

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