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Traction (Overview)

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


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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

Traction (Overview)

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


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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.
Compliments of the free dictionary by farlex. ...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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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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Does cervical traction help?

Does cervical traction help?

Yes: A muscle, if resisted, will fatigue-and relax. ...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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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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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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Am 51 & just told I have vitreomacular traction. Does it usually progress?

Am 51 & just told I have vitreomacular traction. Does it usually progress?

Vitreomacular VMT: VMT can progress and lead to a macular hole. A new drug: JETREA® (ocriplasmin) Intravitreal Injection, 2.5 mg/mL, is a proteolytic enzyme indicated for the treatment of symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion and helps prevent a hole and even reverse a hole if present which some miraculous results. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I stopped the traction on my hair it's been two months and my hair is still shedding when will it grow back? Please help me

I stopped the traction on my hair it's been two months and my hair is still shedding when will it grow back? Please help me

Need more info: There are lots of reasons to cause your problem. It may be genetic or infection or the traction has affected the growth of the hair follicle. My advice is to consult with a dermatologist. In the meantime you could try an over the counter medical supplement called Biotin to take orally. Talk to your pharmacist also if you go that route. ...Read more

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What is lumbar traction?

What is lumbar traction?

A type of treatment: Treatment for back problems where there is traction on your spine to "open up" the spaces between you vertebra and loosen the pressure on trapped nerves and restore disc integrity. ...Read more

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What is traction alopecia?

What is traction alopecia?

Traction alopecia: Loss of hair due to traction tension on the hair bearing area. ...Read more

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Traction therapy for disc dehydration?

Traction therapy for disc dehydration?

Of some value!: There are number of options. Many patients of mine use gravity inversion devices. Some chiropracters have machines where specific traction force can be dialed in. Hospital based traction is virtaully non-existent in the us! ...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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