Evidence to Support Cervical Traction for Radiculopathy!
Here is the most recent randomized controlled trial (RCT) on cervical traction from Iran. The purpose of this 2004 study was to determine if combining intermittent cervical traction with conventional physical therapy methods is more effective than using conventional approaches alone in the improvement of the grip strength of the patients with unilateral C7 radiculopathy.
30 patients with unilateral C7 radiculopathy participated in this study. Half the patients were assigned randomly to a control and the other half to the cervical traction group.
The treatments included electrotherapy/exercise for the control group and combined cervical traction and electrotherapy/exercise for the experimental group.
Posted on: March 07, 2005
Categories: Cervical Spine