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Scand J Rehabil Med. 1977;9(1):31-4.

The biomechanical influence of traction on the cervical spine.


The effects exerted on the cervical spine by a traction of 150 N was studied by means of an improved radiographic technique. The technique is presented together with results from a study including fifteen test subjects with and without clinical symptoms of neck pain. In a minority of discs a widening not exceeding 1 mm was seen. This widening was not correlated to presence of roentgen signs indicating degenerative disease of the disc nor to clinical symptomatology.

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