Index to Chiropractic Literature
Index to Chiropractic Literature
My ICL     Sign In
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Index to Chiropractic LiteratureIndex to Chiropractic LiteratureIndex to Chiropractic Literature

ICL Home

For best results switch to Advanced Search.
Article Detail
Return to Search Results
ID 1707
  Title The effect of cervical traction combined with rotatory manipulation on cervical nucleus pulposus pressures
Journal J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1998 Feb;21(2):97-100
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article

OBJECTIVE: To study experimentally the effect of cervical traction combined with rotatory manipulation on the pressure of the cervical nucleus pulposus.

DESIGN: Randomized experimental study.

SETTING: Institute of Clinical Anatomy and Biomechanics, the First Military Medical University, GuangZhou, China.

SUBJECTS: Twelve fresh cervical spines, from C7 to occipital bone, were obtained from cadavers of patients who had died from acute brain death.

INTERVENTION: State A: under different traction forces, the cervical spine was rotated. State B: the cervical spine was rotated first and then tractioned. State C: the cervical spine was tractioned and rotated simultaneously.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The cervical spine was tractioned and rotated by the Material Test System (MTS), and pressures of the cervical nucleus pulposus of C3-4, C4-5 and C5-6 were measured using pressure sensors.

RESULTS: (a) When the traction force increased, the pressure fell continuously in the 200-N tractioned spines; the pressure increased slightly when the sample was rotated. (b) The pressure fell to a certain extent when the state of cervical spine was restored. (c) In state A, the pressure fell obviously and increased slightly under a 200-N traction force and then the sample was rotated; in state B, the pressure first increased to a certain extent and then fell slightly and in state C, the pressure underwent no change in the main.

CONCLUSIONS: The results of this research suggest that rotatory manipulation of cervical spine under traction was the safest of the three procedures and the traction force used in clinical treatment may be a little smaller.

This abstract is reproduced with the permission of the publisher. Article only available in print.


   Text (Citation) Tagged (Export) Excel
Email To
HTML Text     Excel

To use this feature you must register a personal account in My ICL. Registration is free! In My ICL you can save your ICL searches in My Searches, and you can save search results in My Collections. Be sure to use the Held Citations feature to collect citations from an entire search session. Read more search tips.

Sign Into Existing My ICL Account    |    Register A New My ICL Account
Search Tips
  • Enclose phrases in "quotation marks".  Examples: "low back pain", "evidence-based"
  • Retrieve all forms of a word with an asterisk*, also called a wildcard or truncation.  Example: chiropract* retrieves chiropractic, chiropractor, chiropractors
  • Register an account in My ICL to save search histories (My Searches) and collections of records (My Collections)
Advanced Search Tips