Sunday, August 3, 2008

Effects of different cervical traction weights on neck pain and mobility.

Traditionally we have been giving 1/6th of the body weight for cervical spine traction and 1/3rd of the body weight for lumbar spine traction. Akinbo SR investigated the effects of 3 different traction weights on neck pain and range of motion/mobility and they 10% TBW CT as the ideal weight with minimal side effects and with highest therapeutic efficacy.
Therefore clinicians could adopt this weight in managing neck disorders requiring traction.

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