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post Sep 20 2004, 03:59 PM
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Would hx of heart trouble/pace maker and hypertension which is stabilized be a contraindication for a lumbar traction unit on a senior?
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post Nov 14 2004, 02:30 PM
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Relative, not definite CI. Assess the pts fitness, excitability, etc. before you make a decision.
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post Feb 5 2005, 05:16 AM
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why would you bother with lumbar traction anyway?, numerous studies of the use of lumbar traction machines and "units" suggest these devices need to be put into the dust bag of treatment history , along with infra red lights .
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post Feb 15 2005, 12:23 PM
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I wouldn't completely discount the benefit of lumbar traction. There are also studies that stull support its use, primarily for improving blood flow, for example by temporarily reducing compression on nerve roots.
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