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Traction Mechanisms

Deed E. Harrison, DC, Rene Cailliet, MD, Donald D. Harrison, PhD, DC, MSE, Tadeusz J. Janik, PhD, Burt Holland, PhD | August 1, 2011
RECENTLY, THERE HAS BEEN a surge of interest in the biomedical literature about the normal shape and magnitude of the lumbar lordosis. Multiple studies have investigated the normal magnitude and distribution... Read More...
Categories: Traction Mechanisms
Tags: Lumbar, Traction
Constantine Constantoyannis, MD,a,b Demetres Konstantinou, MD,b Harry Kourtopoulos, MD, PhD, and Nicolas Papadakis, MD, PhD | August 1, 2011
Normal cervical disks absorb stress applied to the spine and permit some degree of spinal motion. The water content and elasticity of the nucleus pulposus is highest in utero but aging gradually decreases the... Read More...
Categories: Traction Mechanisms
Deed E. Harrison, DC, Donald D. Harrison, PhD, DC, Joeseph J. Betz, DC, Tadeusz J. Janik, PhD, Burt Holland, PhD, Christopher J. Colloca, DC, and Jason W. Haas, DC | August 1, 2011
Neck pain is becoming increasingly prevalent in today’s society. In a recent 10-year follow-up of 200 asymptomatic subjects, Gore reported an incidence of 15% for the development of neck pain. Neck pain has... Read More...
Categories: Traction Mechanisms
Annette A. Harte, BSc, George D. Baxter, DPhil, Jacqueline H. Gracey, DPhil | August 1, 2011
APPROXIMATELY 80% OF THE population experiences low back pain (LBP) at some time in their lives; 90% will resolve within 2 to 4 weeks, but 60% to 80% will have recurrence within 1 year. Although back pain is... Read More...
Categories: Traction Mechanisms