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Old 02-01-2009, 06:58 AM   #4
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Re: Severe cord compression & chiropractor

uh uh,no way should you have traction with direct cord compression going on,ever. you have really know way of knowing just how things will shift up there once that traction gets applied. it would be very highly risky at best at this point. if something like muscle massage would help,you can go that route,i would just not 'do' anything at this point that would actually cause possible 'movement' to that degree right now. some people with direct compression can become paralyzed by using traction. you simply cannot actually 'see' what the traction is doing up there at any point,you know what i mean? you just do not want to compromise that cord anymore than it already is.Marcia
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