What is Traction Therapy?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Passive procedure in which mechanical power develops centrifugal tension in the backbone axis or in extremity axis. Pulling force affects mainly soft tissue of the locomotory apparatus. Traction tension can be started manually by another person or mechanically.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Muscle aches 3 0
Accidental fall 1 0
Hip dysplasia 1 0
Improve mobility 1 0
Pain 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Traction Therapy

Side effect Patients
Mild side effects 1
Soreness 1

Why patients stopped taking Traction Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 3
Expense 3
Change in health plan coverage 1
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
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Duration

Stopped going to Traction Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 3
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Traction Therapy

Jan 26, 2010 (Started Aug 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pinched/compressed nerve)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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