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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Neck Stretching (Definition)

Neck stretching, such as the ability to bend the neck forwards and backwards, when done as a clinical test, suggests the absence ...Read more


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For a 54 year old woman who's 52kg or 115lbs, what weight is suitable for neck traction and what weight for lumbar traction?

For a 54 year old woman who's 52kg or 115lbs, what weight is suitable for neck traction and what weight for lumbar traction?

Weight not a factor: The issue is not the traction but the cause of the problem to start with. Neck and back spondylosis is a result of ligament damage and prolotherapy is the cure. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for information and to find a doctor. To help you. ...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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I have left shoulder pain x 10 days.H/o neck injury 11 yrs ago.With use of traction device pain in shoulder does improve numbness in lft hand &foot?

I have left shoulder pain x 10 days.H/o neck injury 11 yrs ago.With use of traction device pain in shoulder does improve numbness in lft hand &foot?

Probably referred: I would first look at your neck as the root of your shoulder pain and the numbness you are having. The fact that your feet and hands are going numb are a bit concerning espeically the feet. This could represent a central cord compression at the level of your neck. I would probably advise you see someone for this. ...Read more

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Does body traction devices will help in increasing total body height in a permanent condition ? Will the spinal cord increase in length ?

Does body traction devices will help in increasing total body height in a permanent condition ? 
Will the spinal cord increase in length ?

No: It may give a temporary change il length or height measurements but these will be removed by the effect of gravity within a day or so.I'm sure they will offer additional sessions at a price. ...Read more

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What is the recommended lumbar traction device to help ease pain?

What is the recommended lumbar traction device to help ease pain?

Depends: There are many different ways to apply traction to the lumbar spine. Some include manual techniques (people pulling on you), big machines, or simple home devices. Each device must be suited to your body type(big/thin). Discuss this with your physician, chiropractor, or physical therapist. Once an effective technique is found for your body type, then you may be able to find the best device for you. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best lumbar traction device to help ease pain ?

Please help! what is the best lumbar traction device to help ease pain ?

Low back pain: The best lumbar traction device is the one that works for you. Many companies will offer a 30 day trial. Usually 10-15 minutes in the morning and in the evening is effective in relieving the pain. If traction makes the pain worse, then see a spine specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have just started seeing dry flaky skin on my penis. I just started wearing a traction device last week. Is that the cause?

I have just started seeing dry flaky skin on my penis. I just started wearing a traction device last week. Is that the cause?

Maybe: What you are doing is not going to make you bigger and may do harm to your organ. Please consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/sexual-health/in-depth/penis/art-20045363 ...Read more

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What is the best lumbar traction device to alleviate back pain ?

What is the best lumbar traction device to alleviate back pain ?

There are several: There are several devices on the market. I don't know of any "one" device which is the best. The results of treatment with these devices is hard to measure and compare in a scientific manner. ...Read more

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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

Traction (Definition)

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