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  • ol99
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    Wanted to ask, is mild cervical and thoracic scoliosis a contraindication for using traction or a decompression table for bulging cervical discs?

    If yes, that I’m not sure what conservative therapy to try for C5C6 and C6C7 bulging discs (no degeneration).

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Scoliosis is not a contraindication to traction. There is a whole algorithm to treatment of neck pain due to degeneration of cervical discs that would not fit in this thread.

    Dr. Corenman

    ol99
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    And automated traction (with a decompression table like the Triton) would also be fine? I was worried since I read somewhere that the C5C6 or C4C5 disc can get worse with extension rather than flexion.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    I don’t like traction units that don’t have a “deadman’s switch” where you, the patient controls the power.

    Dr. Corenman

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