Traction is a manual or mechanical force that is used in physical therapy to distract joint surfaces. The benefit of joint distraction can be done peripherally to reduce pain with mobilizations or centrally to the spine to reduce pressure. When applied to the spine it can treat different structures such at the joint at a higher percentage of body weight to combat arthritic changes, the disc at lower percentage of body weight in the instance of bulging, and the soft tissue itself via longitudinal stretching.
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