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Intermittent Cervical Traction and Thoracic Manipulation

Intermittent Cervical Traction and Thoracic Manipulation By Browder DA, Erhard RE, Piva SR Summary: Seven women with neck pain, 35 to 45 years of age, were identified as having signs and symptoms consistent with grade 1 cervical compressive myelopathy. Symptom duration ranged from less than 1 week to 52 weeks. All patients were treated with […]

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A Clinical Prediction Rule for Classifying Patients With Low Back Pain Who Demonstrate Short-Term Improvement With Mechanical Lumbar Traction

A Clinical Prediction Rule for Classifying Patients With Low Back Pain Who Demonstrate Short-Term Improvement With Mechanical Lumbar Traction By Congcong Cai, Yong Hao Pua, Kian Chong Lim Summary: The objective of the study was to develop a clinical prediction rule for identifying patients with low back pain, who improved with mechanical lumbar traction. A […]

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Efficacy of Lumbar Traction

Efficacy of Lumbar Traction By GJMG van der Heijden, AJMH Beurskens, MJM Dirx, LM Bouter, and E Lindeman Summary: A pilot study for randomized clinical trial compares the effect of high-dose continuous lumbar traction and low-dose continuous lumbar traction on the magnitude and rate of recovery with patient for low back pain. Conclusion: 34% of […]

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Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression By Thomas A. Gionis, MD, JD, MBA, MHA, FICS, FRCS, and Eric Groteke, DC, CCIC Summary: The outcome of a clinical study evaluating the effect of nonsurgical intervention on symptoms of spine patients with herniated and degenerative disc disease is presented. Conclusion: In conclusion, nonsurgical spinal decompression provides a method for physicians to […]

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The Management of a Patient with a Cervical Disc Herniation: A Case Report

The Management of a Patient with a Cervical Disc Herniation: A Case Report By Sherry Tsao and Peter Pidcoe Department of Physical Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth University—Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA 23298. Summary: To present the management of a patient with a cervical disc herniation and illustrate the efficacy of cervical traction as a main form […]

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Clinical Research

  The Management of a Patient with a Cervical Disc Herniation: A Case Report By Sherry Tsao and Peter Pidcoe Department of Physical Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth University—Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA 23298. Summary: To present the management of a patient with a cervical disc herniation and illustrate the efficacy of cervical traction as a main […]

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Frequent Diagnoses for Cervical Traction

Intervertebral Disc Disorders Displacement of cervical intervertebral disc without myelopathy Degeneration of cervical intervertebral disc Displacement of intervertebral disc site unspecified without myelopathy Degeneration of intervertebral disc site unspecified Intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy cervical region   Spondylosis and Allied Disorders Cervical spondylosis without myelopathy Cervical spondylosis with myelopathy   Other Disorders of the Cervical […]

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Disc Damage

Protecting the spinal column means treating and preventing herniated discs. By Diana Olsen As a child, you were probably told to “stand up straight” when you slouched. The admonishment wasn’t intended to make you uncomfortable, as you might have thought at the time. The demand for proper posture was actually intended to increase your long-term […]

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Driving Force

Whiplash disorder is more than a simple pain in the neck. By Jeremy Bruce, MPT Like back pain, whiplash injuries have long been associated with malingerers, symptom magnification and the stigma of unfounded lawsuits. But for those who truly sustain a whiplash-associated injury, the pain for people is real, intense and debilitating. In severe cases, […]

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Spinal Dysfunctions

Escaping the pain of spine and neck disorders is almost impossible. By Ben Crawford, MS, PT The spine runs from the base of the neck all the way down to the torso, twisting, curving and supporting the body along the way. The stacked cervical, thoracic and lumbar vertebrae withstand a high amount of stress every […]

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