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Cervical Traction Contraindications
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
Neck pain: Neck pain that radiates to the arm or causes numbness in the arm can be caused by radiculopathy (pinched nerve). Best treatment is moist heat to the area, stretching of neck to relieve spasm, and Advil/alive, etc. if these don't help, see a doctor. You may need physical therapy or muscle relaxers. Bed rest does NOT help. Good luck! ...Read more
What are indications for spinal stimulation implant? I have cervical spondyl. and torn lumbar disc w/ degenerative disc disease. Tens unit helps.
Herniated cervical disc n bulged lumbar disc. Is chiropractor treatment or physiotherapy better? Is traction n spinal manipulation the same?
Neck pain: Cervical spondylosis is degeneration or arthritis of the spine. Massage therapy is designed to treat muscle disease. While muscle pain may be associated with spinal degeneration, the two are distinct sources of neck pain. Massage therapy may be helpful in treating spondylosis with range of motion treatment improving neck mobility. ...Read more
What are the long term outcomes of posterior cervical foramenectomy and ACDF For cervical RADICULOPATHY from foraminal/spinal stenosis C4 thru C7?
ACDF outcomes: Even a surgeon can not answer that question. Long term can be pain relief all the way to more pain. I would say if you haven't found a good interventional pain specialist to consult with prior do so now and see what other options there are besides surgery. This is if it is just for pain, if you are having any neurological deficits surgery might be your option. ...Read more
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
It does not cure: it, it is however one of the conservative management treatments that help get one asymptomatic when cervical spondylosis becomes symptomatic. By stabilizing the muscles of the neck minimzes stresses across your neck joints, and help stabilize the joints. Stress across spondylotic joints can induce inflammation and then pain. Remember everyone will spondylosis, it is like having skin wrinkles. ...Read more
Are headaches after undergoing a anterior cervical discectomy plus spinal fusion significant or common?
They can be: Headaches are tricky, sometimes they are primarily caused by cervical spine problems, often times they are exacerbated by them, but it is difficult to predict whether surgery will ever help them, except in the case of an obvious c34 disc and radiculopathy with occipital nerve type pain which is mechanical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer