Radiculopathy can be a challenging clinical presentation by patients. Understanding the clinical approach towards a proper diagnosis can lead to a more effective treatment. Traction therapy has been used in health care as a modality for centuries. Research over the past decade has demonstrated mixed reviews (due to study design) of its effectiveness – until now. Learn about the clinical approach to evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment including the evidence behind traction and its effect on Cervical and Lumbar radiculopathy and how you can provide a treatment approach in-office that incorporates traction.
- Learn clinical examination procedures for cervical and lumbar radiculopathy
- Review the literature on the therapeutic effectiveness of traction
- Understand the dynamics leading to effectiveness in treating disc lesions with traction and traction with motion.