This interventional study (which we discuss online) demonstrates that when an extension directional preference is NOT apparent an irreducible disc and potential nerve root irritation or compression may be a cause. The patient is extended (in this case 10 times)…non-response or peripheralization of leg-symptoms can be a valid clinical clue. When NO facilitated motion can be elicited to centralize pain traction (prone with mild-to-moderate flexion in this case) is the rational additional treatment. When prone positioning is untenable then supine becomes the default treatment posture. Either way traction often allows an ‘initial’ extension-non-response (irreducible) to become reducible over-time.
https://kdttechnique.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2018/07/kdt-logo.png 0 0 Lori Klink https://kdttechnique.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2018/07/kdt-logo.png Lori Klink2016-07-20 19:51:512016-07-20 19:51:51Prone traction for ‘irreducible’ disc problems (2010)