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A 31 year old female presented after being beaten by a mental patient; patient was bent over and had her head shoved with great force between her legs. Patient was diagnosed with a stretched spinal cord, stenosis, with moderate to severe paresthesia, and tingling in both feet, and numbness in both hands. Prior to decompression therapy patient underwent approx. 8 months conservative passive and active Chiropractic treatments with little improvement.Cervical decompression was initiated. Initially 22 lbs max. with a rest poundage at 10 lbs. Hold time was 35 seconds with rest time of 20 seconds. 2 progressive ramps and 1 regressive ramp. Max lbs. increased to 25 after tolerance was measured. After initial trial the tingling in feet has disappeared and paresthesia symptoms have lessened. Patient can now walk normally up and down the steps and overall functional capacity has greatly improved. Patient able to go on vacation.