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Simple traction in a variety of forms appears to be an almost universal intervention for both MT and AARF. Manual traction (1), mechanical traction (2) halter traction (3-5), skull traction (6),....
The use of cervical traction can cause TMD by placing stress on the TMJ. Use of an occlusional splint when performing cervical traction reduces this risk factor (43).
One case series of 4 patients showed forty to sixty pounds of intermittent axial traction (on 5 seconds, off 5 seconds) showed subjective and objective improvement (23).
Gose et al examined the effectiveness of non-surgical spinal decompression in a large case series of 778 patients, 19 of which had a diagnosis of lumbar facet syndrome. They reported a success rate....
Although halter traction and mechanical traction are usually utilized (4;12;24) for AARF, caliper and halo traction use has also been reported (5;25).
A single RCT was located that compared intermittent cervical traction + exercise to wearing a soft or molded collar for two weeks. Traction was performed twice weekly using 12 pounds for 10 minutes,....
Although reported as a case series a new, relatively inexpensive device ($299) shows promise as an effective treatment for CTS. Results of this study, which included 19 patients, showed pain and....
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