Purpose: Identify patients with neck pain likely to improve with cervical traction and exercise.
1. Patient reported peripheralization with lower cervical spine (C4-7) mobility testing
2. Positive shoulder abduction test
3. Age > 55
4. Positive upper limb tension test A
5. Positive neck distraction test
Raney NH, et al. Development of a clinical prediction rule to identify patients with neck pain likely to benefit from cervical traction and exercise. Eur Spine J. 2009; 18(3): 382-91.