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When do they use traction for cervical spondylosis? Using flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) trigger pt injectns, ultram, diclofenac gel, lidocaine gel, moist heat.

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: It help a lot

An MRI study on the effects of neck traction was performed in 2008, 35 of 36 subjects.
During traction subarachnoid protrusions were reduced in 25 of 35 subjects or 71%. Disc height measurement during traction using digital calipers and measuring to 100th of a millimeter indicated an average posterior disc expansion of 19.02%. Increases in range of motion were noted post traction.

In brief: It help a lot

An MRI study on the effects of neck traction was performed in 2008, 35 of 36 subjects.
During traction subarachnoid protrusions were reduced in 25 of 35 subjects or 71%. Disc height measurement during traction using digital calipers and measuring to 100th of a millimeter indicated an average posterior disc expansion of 19.02%. Increases in range of motion were noted post traction.
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Anytime

You can add traction anytime to your treatment plan if what you are trying is not helping sufficiently.
It may or may not provide for relief.

In brief: Anytime

You can add traction anytime to your treatment plan if what you are trying is not helping sufficiently.
It may or may not provide for relief.
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