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    Old 05-03-2008, 12:13 PM   #1
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    Can you ever do traction after a fusion?

    Just curious if anyone knows:

    Prior to my recent ACDF, the first of my three doctors put me on a course of cervical traction. I got one of those home units. My insurance paid for most, but not all of it. I know I can't use it while I am fusing, but I wonder if I will ever need/be able to use it after I am fused. If I can never use it again, then I am going to try to find a place I can donate it to, because it is just taking up space. On the other hand, I spent a couple hundred dollars on it, and if I will ever need it again, I will keep it. Any of you ACDF veterans know about this?

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    Old 05-03-2008, 04:02 PM   #2
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    Re: Can you ever do traction after a fusion?

    I ended up getting rid of mine because I had heard I can't use it anymore after my fusion.

    Old 05-03-2008, 05:42 PM   #3
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    Re: Can you ever do traction after a fusion?

    After ACDF C5-6 one year ago, my neurologist is recommending that I do traction for my lumbar pain/sciatica. Is that allowed?


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