Cervical Traction: Review of Literature and Treatment Guidelines

  title={Cervical Traction: Review of Literature and Treatment Guidelines},
  author={P. R. Harris},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  volume={57 8},
This article is a review of the literature on cervical traction. The various mechanical factors most relevant to cervical traction are organized and discussed. The factors presented are 1) neck position, 2) traction force, 3) duration of traction, 4) angle of pull, and 5) position of the patient. Treatment guidelines are suggested based on interpretation of the literature. 


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