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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Not : Permanently - will stretch you out for a little while.

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
34 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Def of traction: Traction is the use of a pulling force to treat muscle and skeleton disorders. Compliments of the free dictionary by farlex.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zachary Levine
27 years experience in Neurosurgery
Stretch the spine: With spondylosis the nerves exiting the spine may be pinched between vertebrae that have overgrowth of bone on them. By stretching the spine, you rel ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Splinting. : Plain splinting in bracing in place. Traction splinting involves pulling under tension (traction).
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Minor difference: Lattice develops as a means for the young retina to stabilize deeper attachments to prevent detachment. This along with the gelatinous nature of the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: A muscle , if resisted, will fatigue-and relax.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends: Cervical traction can be used as a temporary modality for neck issues. It should be used only with the advice of your doctor who should review the dia ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience in Family Medicine
YES!: If you don't drop the weight when applying!i often recommend traction to people with neck pain and especially those with numbness or tingling in their ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Over door.: The least expensive option is an over door pulley system that uses a halter(think horse reins)that surround your chin and back of your skull up to a p ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience in Neurosurgery
Low back pain: Traction does not cause spinal canal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is caused by an overgrowth of ligaments, facet joints, and bulging or herniated discs. ... Read More

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