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Is there any danger of having traction on neck(by machine) at physical therapists office?

Is there any danger of having traction on neck(by machine) at physical therapists office?

NOT: when applied by a LPT (Licensed Physical Therapist) It is a part of their training and they are qualified to use this as a part of a Physician precribed program! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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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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Where can I get one of those neck stretching machine?

Where can I get one of those neck stretching machine?

Pronex: Pronex® pneumatic cervical traction device - works better - covered by insurance with http://empi.Com. ...Read more

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Is home traction for the oa in my neck safe?

Is home traction for the oa in my neck safe?

Clear with physician: Definitely check to see if your treating physician agrees that a home traction program is safe for you in your specific case. Not all neck osteoarthritis can be treated the same way. ...Read more

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Can having traction done on your neck help nerve impingement?

Can having traction done on your neck help nerve impingement?

It can be helpful: This depends on the cause, and how severe the impingement is, in my experience. But many people get at least some relief with traction. It is usually one of the first things i try in a patient with neck related nerve impingement, along with cervical manipulation and sometimes muscle relaxants and/or oral steroids. Hopefully it works for you! ...Read more

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Thanks for answering my question about neck pain? Is traction usually good for disk compression? Please help

Thanks for answering my question about neck pain? Is traction usually good for disk compression? Please help

Yes: Traction is often helpful for compressive problems in the neck, but it is very important that a qualified physician who knows your condition prescribe it and that a qualified physical therapist instruct you on the proper technique in order to prevent damage. ...Read more

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Traction (Definition)

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