mechanical traction


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mechanical traction

The use of a device or mechanical linkage (pulleys and weights) to apply a traction force.
See also: traction
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KEY WORDS: Cervical Radiculopathy, Mechanical Traction, Manual Traction, Segmental Mobilization, Exercise Therapy.
* Mechanical traction test (using Nike's traction test device and standard protocol).
With regard to acute low back pain, data from randomized controlled trials demonstrated no clinically important benefit (<15% from control) of stretching or strengthening exercises, mechanical traction, or TENS.

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