Research

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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