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Is cervical traction safe to have?
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
Cervical traction can be used as a temporary modality for neck issues.
It should be used only with the advice of your doctor who should review the diagnostic images, prior to allowing the treatment. It is not advised to use cervical traction as a long term treatment.

In brief: Depends
Cervical traction can be used as a temporary modality for neck issues.
It should be used only with the advice of your doctor who should review the diagnostic images, prior to allowing the treatment. It is not advised to use cervical traction as a long term treatment.
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
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