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Will ?Traction help your herniated cervical disc?
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
In brief: It can
It is a safe treatment option and does work for many patients.
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In brief: It can
It is a safe treatment option and does work for many patients.
Check out spine-health.Com.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Possible
Traction may offer temporary relief of symptoms & can be done as frequently as you want with most people tolerating between 15-20lbs traction before that feels uncomfortable with higher weights.
Generally, traction applied with the neck in slight flexion & avoiding any extension is best usually for 15-20 minutes 3 times daily. The good news is that most herniations get better without surgery.

In brief: Possible
Traction may offer temporary relief of symptoms & can be done as frequently as you want with most people tolerating between 15-20lbs traction before that feels uncomfortable with higher weights.
Generally, traction applied with the neck in slight flexion & avoiding any extension is best usually for 15-20 minutes 3 times daily. The good news is that most herniations get better without surgery.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Mehul Desai
Pain Management
In brief: It may
A lot depends on the location of the herniation.
Proceed with caution and consider starting with gentle manual traction prior to mechanical traction.

In brief: It may
A lot depends on the location of the herniation.
Proceed with caution and consider starting with gentle manual traction prior to mechanical traction.
Dr. Mehul Desai
Dr. Mehul Desai
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