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What is cervical traction?

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Cervical traction gently extends the neck, opening the spaces between the cervical vertebrae. This temporarily alleviates pressure on the affected discs.

SOURCES: 

Korthals-de Bos, I. , 2003.  British Medical Journal

Hoving, J. , 2002.  Annals of Internal Medicine

American Chiropractic Association: "Chiropractic and Neck Pain: Conservative Care of Cervical Pain, Injury."

Smith, W. , 2003. Neurology

Chung, T. , 2002. Radiology

Anthony Delitto, PhD, PT, FAPTA, professor and chairman, department of physical therapy, University of Pittsburgh.

Reviewed by Ross Brakeville on February 16, 2019

SOURCES: 

Korthals-de Bos, I. , 2003.  British Medical Journal

Hoving, J. , 2002.  Annals of Internal Medicine

American Chiropractic Association: "Chiropractic and Neck Pain: Conservative Care of Cervical Pain, Injury."

Smith, W. , 2003. Neurology

Chung, T. , 2002. Radiology

Anthony Delitto, PhD, PT, FAPTA, professor and chairman, department of physical therapy, University of Pittsburgh.

Reviewed by Ross Brakeville on February 16, 2019

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