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Mechanical traction, indications, contraindications and therapeutic effects

Scott Giles NPTE review book , v2009 page 213- 214
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Traction therapeutic effect
joint distraction, soft tissue stretching, reduction of disk protrusion
Traction therapeutic effect
Muscle relaxation, joint mobility
Traction indications
nerve impingement, herniated or protruding disc
Traction indications
subacute joint inflammation, spondylolisthesis
Traction indications
joint hypomobility, paraspinal muscle spasm
Traction indications
degenerative joint disease, osteophyte formation
Traction contraindications
when motion is contraindicated, joint instability
Traction contraindications
tumor, pregnancy
Traction contraindications
acute inflammatory response, acute pain
Traction contraindications
osteoporosis, fracture
Cervical traction
25° - 35° of neck flexion or in sitting position
Cervical traction
start with 10 - 15 lbs force and progress to 7% of patient's body weight as tolerated for separation of the vertebrae
Lumbar traction
application can be in supine or prone
Lumbar traction
25 lbs - 50 lbs recommended when initiating treatment
Lumbar traction
force up to 50% of patient's body weight is required for actual separation of the vertebrae