I'm wondering if anyone has ever had neck traction done, and if it made them feel worse afterwards. I did my first physical therapy appointment the other day and had traction for the first time. Later that evening my neck felt worse along with my upper back. I also had some tingling in my upper back and some weakness in my hand. I have to disc herniations at 5-6 and 3-4, and also and osteophyte at 4-5 that is mildy flattening the cord along with that disc at 5-6 that is touching the cord also. I read somewhere that traction could be dangerous when the cord is involved, because of the disc or osteophyte scraping the cord during traction. Does anyone know if this is correct? You would think the physical therapist would know but she never said anything. I have an appointment again tomorrow, and I'm afraid to do the traction again. I also get a lot of tightness in the throat from these neck issues, anyone else? Thanks!