Coverage of Conditions and Treatments (Coverage Decisions)
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L&I covers at-home cervical traction units for rental or purchase. No prior authorization is required. Examples of covered devices include the traditional over-the-door unit, as well as newer Glacier Cross' Pronex and Saunders' HomeTrac units.
Home cervical traction is typically prescribed for persistent musculoskeletal pain that is relieved by a trial of traction in the clinical setting.
Medically reasonable goals include:
- Reduction in pain or spasm frequency.
- Increased range of motion.
- Improved function.
The following conditions may benefit from at-home cervical traction:
- Disc herniation.
- Pinched nerve.
- Cervical radiculopathy.
- Neck muscle spasm.