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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Various Types: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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
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