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Doctor insights on: Cervical Traction Contraindications

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Does cervical traction help?

Does cervical traction help?

Yes: A muscle, if resisted, will fatigue-and relax. ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


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Is cervical traction safe to have?

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

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Is cervical traction a safe option?

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 arms. This is a very effective treatment for many people. ...Read more

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What is involved in cervical traction?

What is involved in cervical traction?

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

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Can cervical traction hurt you if you don't need it?

Can cervical traction hurt you if you don't need it?

Your pulling my leg: Only if there is an undiagnosed instability of the spine or if there is too weighted a traction to injure your muscles. ...Read more

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Are there any dangerous side-effects from cervical traction?

There can be: Be careful. Some conditions are known to respond to traction others do not. Theoretically the side effects of traction may include paralysis and death obviously these are incredibly rare but talk to your physician first. ...Read more

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What is invovled with chiropractic cervical traction treatment?

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.
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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

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Will? Traction help your herniated cervical disc?

It can: It is a safe treatment option and does work for many patients. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more

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Is traction useful for treatment for bulging cervical disc?

Is traction useful for treatment for bulging cervical disc?

It can: It is a safe treatment option and does work for many patients. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more

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Good evening, is the mechanical traction benefit for cervical or lumer disc prolapse? What's the best physiotherapy technique for disc prolapse. Thanks

Yes and no: Mechanical traction dose help cervical problems but do not over use more than 14 pounds.
I do not believe it help in lumbar spine area.
There are few ways to help in the cervical spine you could use traction up to 14 pounds with hot packs and ultrasound. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Unlikely anything: Is happening other than there are front or anterior neck muscles that may be strained from the traction to explain your symptoms. If it persists or worsens, get checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Having numbness in my left hand palm for several months. Am 72. Recent MRI of spine show cervical spondylitis. Had taken pain killers, traction.?

Nerve compression: Try a formal course of physical therapy. You should also see a pain management specialist. An epidural steroid injection may help. If ultimately all fails and you can no longer tolerate your symptoms, surgery may be warranted. ...Read more

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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

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Is afib and a history of pulmonary embolisims a contraindication for cervical disk replacement?

Is afib and a history of pulmonary embolisims a contraindication for cervical disk replacement?

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

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Can traction make you taller?

Can traction make you taller?

Not: Permanently - will stretch you out for a little while. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: traction?

What is the definition or description of: traction?

Def of traction: Traction is the use of a pulling force to treat muscle and skeleton disorders.
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What is the difference in plain splinting and traction splinting?

Splinting.: Plain splinting in bracing in place. Traction splinting involves pulling under tension (traction). ...Read more

Traction (Definition)

Traction is the use of a pulling force to treat muscle and skeleton disorders. Compliments of the ...Read more