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Does hair traction and sudden movement of head cause retinal tear ( horse shoe tear )?

Does hair traction and sudden movement of head cause retinal tear ( horse shoe tear )?

Hair traction: I have never heard of this occurence so i think if you have any other symptoms such as visual changes you should see your physician. ...Read more

Traction (Definition)

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


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Is traction or acupuncture best for a pinched nerve in lower back?

Is traction or acupuncture best for a pinched nerve in lower back?

Traction/acupuncture: Great question: the real answer is nobody knows. They have never been compared head-to-head in any sort of controlled trial. They are both treatments that can be beneficial and i would suggest doing both of them. Consider epidurals too. When dealing with a pinched nerve, i think the most important thing is to know if there is nerve damage (an EMG will diagnose). If so, surgery is warrante. ...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?

Def of traction: Traction is the use of a pulling force to treat muscle and skeleton disorders. Compliments of the free dictionary by farlex. ...Read more

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Does lattice with very small holes have a greater risk of developing into a retinal tear (due to traction) than lattice without holes or unrelated?

Does lattice with very small holes have a greater risk of developing into a retinal tear (due to traction) than lattice without holes or unrelated?

Minor difference: Lattice develops as a means for the young retina to stabilize deeper attachments to prevent detachment. This along with the gelatinous nature of the vitreous is very protective. The holes probably reflect slightlly thinner retina and a very slightly increased risk. Detachment is unlikely until past age 40 when the vitreous naturally liquefies and is less protective. ...Read more

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Why does traction feel good when you have spondylosis?

Why does traction feel good when you have spondylosis?

Traction: Spinal traction reduces the spondylosis and thereby reduces the pressure on the nerves and hence reduces pain. ...Read more

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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

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Is cervical traction safe to have?

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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Traction can give canal stenosis or not?

Traction can give canal stenosis or not?

Low back pain: Traction does not cause spinal canal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is caused by an overgrowth of ligaments, facet joints, and bulging or herniated discs. Lumbar or cervical traction is meant to open up the foramina where the nerve roots exit the spinal canal. ...Read more

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