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Head Halter Traction
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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