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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Restoration of disk height through non-surgical spinal decompression is associated with decreased discogenic low back pain: a retrospective cohort study

Patient characteristics: Mean (±SD)
Age (yr) 64.4 (±14.9)
Height (cm) 166.1 (±8.5)
Weight (kg) 80.5 (±14.4)
BMI (kg/m2) 28.8 (±5.0)
Gender (F/M) 70% (21/9)
Average disk height, pre-treatment (mm) 7.5 (±1.7)
Pain:
Pain, palpation (before first visit, 0-10) 6.2 (±2.2)
Pain, range of motion (before first visit, 0-10) 6.2 (±2.2)
Pain duration (weeks) 12.5 (±19.4)
Diagnosis:
Herniation (simple) 5
Herniation (with degenerative disk disease) 25
Disk Levels (with corresponding traction angles):
L3-L4 & L4-L5 (15-20°) 1
L4-L5 (15°) 11
L4-L5 & L5-S1 (10-15°) 6
L5-S1 (10°) 12