Neck Traction

It is good news to know that Neck Traction can relieve neck pain because pain in the neck is almost as common as back pain in the United States and many other countries. The number of pain sufferers from cervical disc is staggering and appears to be rising. Between 38 and 50 percent of adults have some minor up to major neck pain.

Causes of Neck Pain and when to use Neck Traction

Pain in the neck can be triggered by pinched nerves, neck spasm, stress, trauma, injury, prolonged bad posture, etc and the majority of these causes can be helped with neck traction. The pain can range from very mild discomfort to severe, burning pain.

Neck Injury by Whiplash and Neck Traction

Neck Traction is an option to try for long-term whiplash sufferers  Whiplash is a neck injury that most often happens to drivers who are hit unexpectedly from behind by another car. Most of these injuries are short-term, but 10% of whiplash sufferers will have long-term pain. The pain can be so severe that sufferers cannot work or enjoy a normal lifestyle.

Disc Degeneration and Neck Traction

Disc degeneration is another common cause of neck pain and Neck Traction is ideal for this type of injury. Most likely, a herniated disc injury appears by middle age. As we age, the degenerative changes of the discs and facet joints of the cervical spine cause neck pain, usually felt as a stiff neck.

If Neck Traction where to be routinely used over our life it would help the ageing process of our spine. Due to many years of wear and tear, the discs become thinner and this causes the spaces between the vertebrae to become narrower. If the nerves in the cervical area are becoming irritated or pinched, this may lead to numbness or tingling in the neck and shoulders.

How to Treat Neck Pain with Neck Traction

There are many ways to treat neck pain. You can use at-home neck traction device, physical therapy or alternative treatments like seeing a chiropractor and acupuncturist. It is important to find a certified professional who can analyse the cause of your neck problem first.

You can’t always use neck traction. For severe acute neck pain resulting from an accident or injury, doctors usually recommend bed rest, a neck brace or collar, and cold treatment (such as an ice pack) for neck pain relief.

A common neck pain treatment by chiropractors is neck traction. This is commonly performed to help relieve muscle spasms in the neck and shoulders, and to help relieve the pain of pinched nerves in the neck.

How does Neck Traction work?

During the neck traction the weight of the head is gently lifted off the neck anatomy and may temporarily decompress pinched nerve roots and result in reduction of herniated inter vertebral disk. Visiting a chiropractor is the best way to get useful “adjustments” to the spine.

After the treatment you can obtain a neck traction device for home use. Some chiropractors may hesitate getting the traction device for you fearing it would result in the loss of your business.

Keep visiting your chiropractor after you have received a home neck traction device. The chiropractic adjustment is still beneficial and a chiropractor can answer your questions about the use of the device.

Neck Traction by Air Explained

An effective and affordable device is the inflatable device. Unlike over-the-door traction device the air neck traction device does not use a bag of water.

You just place it around your neck and pump the inflation bulb until you feel a comfortable stretch from the neck traction device. Once the air traction device is filled up with air, it will lift the weight of the head while gently stretching your tight muscles, and relieving joint and nerve pressure.

Start at lower tensions to be certain the treatments from the neck traction does not increase your discomfort level significantly.




Regina Rain (10 Posts)

Is driven to share her experience with overcoming debilitating and frustrating pain from poor posture habits. She works as a health care professional at her local hospital and seeing sickness and suffering in each patient drives her to promote prevention and natural remedies for better health and well-being.

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