I finally bit the bullet and my issue is arthritis and spurring around L4. My chiropractor started putting me in traction. I felt great for a few hours and could stand for maybe and hour before the pain came back.
I saw an infomercial late one night and did research and found a Disc Decompression belt. It inflates and put you in traction. IT IS UNBELIEVABLE WHAT IT HAS DONE FOR ME! I wear it most mornings for a couple of hours when working in the yard, kitchen etc or when I know I am going to standing. I have gone as long as a week with NO PAIN! It's expensive but I bought 2 spares to make sure I am never without one. I have 2 friends that have bought one and one of the guys saw me walking and dropped what he was doing, came out, extended his hand and thanked me for letting him know about it. His issue is L5.
Do some research but I honestly can't believe what it does for me.
Amazon.com: DDS 300 Lumbar Traction Belt (XL): Health & Personal Care
Originally Posted by wallygator69
I can walk miles, even jog a bit and I have no back pain. If I stand still for more than a few minutes I have extreme lower back pain. The pain is deep and just to the inside of my hip socket. I originally thought it was my hip but my Chiropractor says there is a muscle that goes from the back through to the femur that might be the culprit and I should stretch it? I never heard of it but it's driving me crazy. I can't cook or even do dishes without intense pain.
I am going to schedule a Dr's appointment this week but anyone every heard of or had anything like this?
Thanks as always,