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cervical traction for retrolisthesis

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:35 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I'm experiencing chronic muscle spasms in my neck.
I have 2mm retrolisthesis of the c3-4. A specialist
wants to try traction and then medial branck blocks.
Has any body experienced relief from these treatments?


  • Hi Frustrated,

    First let me say welcome to spine-health. There is a lot of useful information here besides just the forms. What type of test were done to confirm the retrolisthesis? If it was standard x-ray images was it followed with a mri? Is this from an injury? Keep in mind we are not doctors here. I don't think movement of the vertebre in the cervical spine is very good keep in mind you have the cord at that level. Have you sought out more opinions? If it was me I certainly would. It is hard to determine as to see what is really happening, needs to be seen while the spine is moving and we just don't have the technology as of yet. Keep in mind if you do the traction and it causes you anymore increased pain be sure to notify them right away. Good luck and once again welcome to spine-health.
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