A 33-year-old male asked:
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Can spinal decompression traction on lumbar affect cervical nerves?

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Dr. William Gaya
28 years experience in Neurology
Decompression: Non surgical lumbar decompression is a form of traction therapy. In the lumbar area this is accomplished by pulling a pelvic harness in opposite direction away from a thoracic harness. Your neck or cervical area should not be affected.
Answered on Apr 3, 2013

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