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Pinched nerve C-6

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,670
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:31 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hello Everyone,

I was wondering if anyone has any insight on the topic of having traction on ones neck?

I have rods and pins in the L5 S1 region and now I have a piched nerve in C6, I have been refer to a chiroprator that wants to put 45lbs of traction on my neck, my fear is tha tthis will mess up my lumbar area.

Any feed back would be appreciated.



  • I'm curious who referred you to a chiropractor? Have you had a MRI?

    I do not have personal experience with traction, but it would scare me. The cervical disks are so much more fragile than lumbar disks and there is the potential for spinal cord damage.

    Sorry I'm not much help. If I were you, I would proceed with a great deal of caution and get another opinion from a spinal specialist.

    If you have a "pinched" nerve it means that something is pressing on that nerve...either from a bulging disk, stenosis or some other mechanical problem. If it is strained soft tissue, that would be one thing, but if it involves a nerve, disk or vertebra, I would definitely want another opinion!!

    But I'm a lumbar spiney, too, so certainly don't know all the ins and outs of cervical issues. Hopefully someone on the board will have had traction and can advise you!!

    Good luck.
  • My doctor and all the literature suggest this could take up to ten days or more to resolve. Is there anything I can do to lessen the severity of the problem?
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