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Can having traction done on your neck help nerve impingement?

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Dr. Nathan Lilya
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Nathan Lilya
Dr. Nathan Lilya
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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: IT MAY

There are many different modalities in physical therapy such as aqua therapy, deep heat ultrasound, massage therapy, traction, etc.
Each patient may react differently to each different type of therapy. Best wishes.

In brief: IT MAY

There are many different modalities in physical therapy such as aqua therapy, deep heat ultrasound, massage therapy, traction, etc.
Each patient may react differently to each different type of therapy. Best wishes.
Dr. John Munshower
Dr. John Munshower
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