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1

mechanical traction?

machine set up

2

manual traction

clinician will do traction

3

Advantages to manual traction?

clinician can feel the tissues and assess
Less of a fear factor than mechanical traction

4

Joint distraction can reduce what three things?

reduces compression
reduces pressure on articular surfaces
reduces pain

5

Can the PLL help move disc back into place when traction is performed?

Yes

6

What are the indications for traction?

Disc bulge or herniation

7

If you want to put traction on the lower cervical spine what position would you put the neck in?

flex the cervical spine