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5 Indications for Traction 1)Herniated Disk 2)DJD 3)mm spasms/guarding 4)Jt hypomobility 5)Facet Impingment
8 Contraindications for traction 1)Spinal infection 2)RA 3)Acute Inflammation 4)Osteoporosis 5)Spinal Cancer 6)Pregnancy 7)Recent Fx 8)Recent MVA if no x-ray taken
7 Precautions for traction 1)Jt Hypermobility 2)Acute inflammation elsewhere 3)Claustraphobia/anxiety 4)cardiac insufficiency 5)increased symptems with traction 6)TMJ with chin strap 7)Lig strains
What are the 6 questions that must be asked before doing traction? 1)Pain in both legs/arms? 2)problems going to the bathroom? 3)Swelling in jts? 4)Tiredness,Fever,Sweating? 5)Pain worse at night? 6)TMJ problems?
What is critical to do before cervical traction? ALAR test
What is the force in weight that should be used in cervical traction? 14-18 lbs. (It is safe to use 18-30 lbs)
What angle should be use for the higher vertebrae in the neck? It should be straight
What is the procedure for Lumbar Facet Impingment? 10:10 intermittent for 20-25 min
What is the procedure for lumbar MM spasm/guarding? start with 3:1 intermittent if tolerated; if not try switching to 1:3 or static 8 min
What is the procedure for lumbar Herniation? 3:1 intermittent 1:3 intermittent static for 8 min
What is the procedure for lumbar Hypomobility and DJD? 3:1 Static
What angle should be used for L3-L4? 90-75*
What angle should be used for L4-L5? 75-60*
What angle should be used for L5-S1? 60-45*
Created by: Bonnie05



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