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Cervical Traction Contraindications
Generally yes: Neck traction is contraindicated in patients with structural disease secondary to tumor or infection, rheumatoid arthritis, severe vascular compromise, and any condition for which movement is contraindicated. Relative contraindications include acute strains and sprains and inflammatory conditions that may be aggravated by traction, or recent spine surgery. ...Read more
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 pulley system with a weight at the other end. I recommend 7 pounds to start and move upward as needed. ...Read more
No: If you aren't hanging yourself! Why do it if you don't need it? ...Read more
There are a variety of methods for traction. Manual traction done by hand is probably the most common in a chiropractor's office. Saunder's units, posture pump etc. Are examples of mechanical traction which can often help with neurological symptoms which may mimic carpal tunnel syndrome.
Can cervical traction or the usage of a home cervical traction device cause cervical vertigo - dizziness caused by neck movements?
unlikely.: Limit the use or decrease the weight to see if that makes the difference. ...Read more
C5-6 Disc bulge. Should I do flexion or extension with Over Door Cervical Traction device? Face door-flexion. Face away- Extension.
Cervical disc buldge: Either would be fine though classically flexion has been argued to be better. ...Read more
Bought Over Door Cervical Traction Kit for disc bulge. Should I face towards or away from door? At physio centre, I face away, but not same device.
Cervical traction: Most home devices come with instructions or a schematic. If not there look for a phone # or email so u can ask. There r differences based on design so u need to be precise and obtain the details ...Read more
It can: It is a safe treatment option and does work for many patients. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more
I believe so: You have to use with modalities of treatment. ...Read more
Which exercises are best to help reduce a cervical disc bulge & how often should I do them? Had pain & stiffness for 1mth rested for 3wks + traction.
Will not help: A disc bulge will not improve with exercises. ...Read more
Did skull traction (for cervical spondylotheses grade 1 (c5/6) as a result road traffic accident on 3/3/2014. how long will I keep wearing collar?
Have cervical spondylosis. Did neck traction 3 times, started at mininum weight n increase 1kg every time. Now feel tension at throat. Is it related?
Herniated cervical disc n bulged lumbar disc. Is chiropractor treatment or physiotherapy better? Is traction n spinal manipulation the same?
Having numbness in my left hand palm for several months. Am 72. Recent MRI of spine show cervical spondylitis. Had taken pain killers, traction.?
When do they use traction for cervical spondylosis? Using flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) trigger pt injectns, ultram, diclofenac gel, lidocaine gel, moist heat.
It help a lot: An MRI study on the effects of neck traction was performed in 2008, 35 of 36 subjects. During traction subarachnoid protrusions were reduced in 25 of 35 subjects or 71%. Disc height measurement during traction using digital calipers and measuring to 100th of a millimeter indicated an average posterior disc expansion of 19.02%. Increases in range of motion were noted post traction. ...Read more
Not absolute: Too many variable involved to list here. If recent pe, the answer is no, and should wait 6 to 12 months while treated with anticoagulant. Afib should be rhythm or rate controlled. Have your surgeon refer you to your own doctor or another doc with pre-op doc expertise so they can stratify your risks (e.g. Pe, stroke). Pre-op medical optimization can lower these risks, but not eliminate them. ...Read more