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What is lumbar traction?
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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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Dr. Robert Masson
Neurosurgery
In brief: Expands foramen
When a disc collapses the roof and the floor of the the space the nerve travels through collapses.
Traction is a treatment that pulls the roof and floor apart, expanding and unpinching the nerve, it is temporary, but sometimes helps the nerve inflammation and irritability improve.

In brief: Expands foramen
When a disc collapses the roof and the floor of the the space the nerve travels through collapses.
Traction is a treatment that pulls the roof and floor apart, expanding and unpinching the nerve, it is temporary, but sometimes helps the nerve inflammation and irritability improve.
Dr. Robert Masson
Dr. Robert Masson
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Dr. Justin Esterberg
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Pull
Literally means pulling on your spine in a way to temporarily lengthen your spine.
There are several tables/ machines that do this, inversion tables allow gravity to do the work of pulling. Many people with low back or nerve pain related to back conditions find traction helpful at least temporarily.

In brief: Pull
Literally means pulling on your spine in a way to temporarily lengthen your spine.
There are several tables/ machines that do this, inversion tables allow gravity to do the work of pulling. Many people with low back or nerve pain related to back conditions find traction helpful at least temporarily.
Dr. Justin Esterberg
Dr. Justin Esterberg
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