Neck Savior – More Than Just Traction

Neck Savior Can Help Headaches And Neck Pain With A Multi-Functional Therapy

Most people are using the neck savior for traction, and it is good for this purpose. However, there is another dimension to the neck savior that can be very helpful for neck pain related headaches and sore muscles. The contact points are flexible, adjustable and provide direct muscle therapy. The combination of pressure to sore muscles with mild traction and range of motion permits treatment of facet joint problems, especially those that are responsible for headaches.

The best way to explain this is from personal experience. I really think that this is a good product. While it only provides mild levels of traction, and this may not be enough to treat more problematic pinched nerves and disc problems, the combination of functions makes it great for many conditions.

Because it is flexible, you can move your head through ranges of motion while under the mild traction. The 4 contact points provide an amount of compression to neck muscles and trigger points located near the base of the skull and the top of the trapezius muscles. Trigger points and sore muscles in these areas are often related to neck tension, headaches, postural strain and even tmj problems.

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When I was doing some gardening, I chopped down at a root with a shovel. Well, I can’t say much for the root, I missed, but the force went directly to my neck. Lesson: look where your chopping. At least I didn’t hit my foot! However, I developed muscle spasm over the upper facet joints and then a classic cervicogenic headache, bad one. This is a headache directly related to the neck and very often the joints of the upper part of the neck. I used the neck massager for a while and while it it felt good, there was just too much inflammation and it made the muscles hurt more. I did some self massage and mobilization without much result, just being able to locate and discern the problem better. Irritated facet joints and overlying muscle spasm, resulting in a bad neck related headache.

I have diagnosed this many times with patients and it usually responds well to adjustments and therapy. I have gotten pretty good over the years at adjusting my own neck, however, this would not budge! The muscle spasm or guarding was too intense. If I could just get some motion, I know things would start to loosen up and relax. Well, I just tried to relax as best I could and made it through the night, a rough night, and I woke still having the headache and neck pain. So, I took the neck savior and used it in place of my pillow. The bottom contacts were at the top of the trapezius and the top points I used at the C2/3 facet joints. I relaxed, feeling the gentle traction, then worked the joints by rotating my neck to the left and right over the contact points. I did this for about 10 minutes, then moved the top contact points up to just under the base of the skull and just relaxed on it. I did not fall asleep, but my wife told me I was snoring. Anyway, twenty minutes later, it was time to get up and I felt about 70% improved. I was then able to release the joints with a gentle motion. Very impressive and what a relief! So, I give the neck savior a great rating. I really like this product and Wes, the inventor and therapist, is a great guy. It really does matter.

So, did I just leave it at 70%? Well, I can tell you 70% was very good, considering I was in a great deal of pain, I mean probably 8 on a scale of 10, that bad! But, the situation was kind of complicated. I could leave it at this and I think it’s a pretty good testimonial, but I’ll reluctantly continue. Why, well, I have no shame! Anyway, this all happened when I had to prepare for a colonoscopy, so the stress – first time, and spending most of the time in the bathroom made the neck pain a nightmare. So, I had to watch what I took. I couldn’t eat and artificial colors in the red ibuprofen or blue Advil might mean my prep would have to be done all over. Don’t think so! Normally, I would have taken the anti-inflammatory, even though it upsets my stomach. I’m not a fan of ice on my neck, so I did not use that, although it might have helped.

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So, when I woke up, I had one more prep to do. I was so glad to have the relief provided by the neck savior, but more would be better. So, my wife, being the southern belle that she is, had some Goody’s powders. It was white in color and my last chance before I could not even drink anything. So, I took it and thankfully, it relieved the rest of my pain. Well, neck pain at least. All that going to the bathroom leaves your butt kind of sore. Much better without neck pain though! Guess I’ll have to wait for the Butt Savior. But the colonoscopy was not bad at all, and the neck savior really helped as the pain went from major, to minor soreness that I can now deal with and get to heal as much as possible. Now, I keep the neck savior right by the bed. Ten or 15 minutes before getting out of be really helps. And that is the story of my experience with the neck savior and a colonoscopy. How did that turn out? One polyp removed, benign, do again in 5 years. Lesson: Stay out of the garden if you are prepping for a colonoscopy…. unless you need fertilizer.

Inflatable Neck Collars Traction Devices

Inflatable Neck Collars For Traction Therapy At Home Or Anywhere Life Takes You

Inflatable neck collars are both light and portable, providing a wide range of traction for muscle tension and tightness, neck pain conditions like osteoarthritis, disc and joint problems, and pinched nerves, as well as related issues like headaches. They are generally very safe, however, you should consult your medical professional in the case of preexisting conditions.

Help To Relieve Yourself Of Neck Pain And Headaches With Inflatable Neck Collars

Do you suffer from pain in your neck or shoulders? Both of these can cause headaches, and yet many people will take anti inflammatories and painkillers to try and tackle the problem, rather than taking care of the source. Neck pain can be very debilitating in some people. It can cause chronic shooting pains in the spine, and the swelling can result in their being limited movement in the neck. So what if there was a non-medicinal way of helping control neck pain? There is, and these neck collars that inflate to produce decompressing cervical traction can be a great addition to posture modification, pain relieving neck stretches, and supportive pillows.

These collars wrap around the neck and inflate, permitting self-care of neck issues at home, work, traveling – anytime you need relief. They can be an effective traction collar utilizing hand pumps for ease and comforting the base of the head, neck and shoulders. Unlike heavy devices that are used on the floor, or messy water bags hooked to the door with ropes, inflatable collars are easy to travel with and quick to use anywhere life takes you. Using an inflatable, brace design, they provide all the traction force you will need with a soothing way to inflate to your comfort demands, and options to fit your preferences or doctor recommendations by using the air traction collar comparison chart.

Great for degenerative cervical spine conditions which increase as you get older, especially with a previous injury in the neck, they need no complicated assembly and do not require an electrical outlet or batteries. These simply designed products making them perfect for use when away from home as well. Now, you don’t need to wait to get home for a neck pain relieving session.

How Do Inflatable Neck Collars Work?

They Work to decompress the cervical spine using a force called traction, which separates the joints of the neck to remove nerve tension as well as assist the muscles and ligaments in support of the head. Inadequate neck posture is usually retained through muscle rigidity as well as fixations of the joints. The collars work to ease these restricted joints and muscles. Conditions that may respond are muscle stiffness and spasms, nerve compression or cervical radiculopathy, general neck discomfort, neck related headaches, forward head neck posture, arthritic cervical spondylosis and facet joint syndrome. They are Not intended for use with a new injury or with significant inflammation. If you are concerned, please talk with your doctor first.

How To Use Inflatable Neck Collars

inflatable neck collarsAlways read instructions and follow instructions in prescribed. Place the collar portion on your neck assuring comfort and adjusting for positioning prior to fastening closed. You can make use of a mirror initially to get used to this. Resting your back in a comfortable seat, make sure you are seated in an upright posture. Your head should be level and not positioned upward or downward when you begin. Make sure all valves are in the closed position so that it traps the air as it is inflated. Begin pumping the inflation system and the collar will gradually expand. Take your time, there is no rush to this part. Continue to inflate to the point where you experience a mild stretching. Rest your head into the collar, relaxing the neck muscles to let the collar do the work. Gradually continue pumping and you will experience a lifting sensation of your head from the shoulders. Continue inflating so that the traction force is comfortable and taking pressure from your neck, alleviating symptoms.

When you have achieved a level where your discomfort is alleviated, make sure all vales are closed so that you can relax as the air is kept secure inside the unit. When your are finished, open the valves and use the deflation mechanism to deflate. When the air is deflated, unsecure the collar straps and you can remove the unit. Always keep the collar away from any sharp objects, pets and children.

Initially, start with low levels of traction, using it once or twice per day. As you become used to it, you may increase the amount of traction force as well as the number of times per day usage. Use 2 to 3 sessions per day for 20 to 30 minutes per session, however, you should only use high amounts of traction for a few minutes at a time. You may use inflatable collars when viewing Television, using a computer or laptop, for travel, reclining, etc. As you get used to the device, you can experiment with different positions, settings and with using it lying down with a pillow under your head when indicated.

Will Inlatable Collars Work For Me?

Many neck problems these days are caused by bad posture, sitting behind the wheel of a car all day is not a good position, nor is working in front of a computer, or watching the television. In fact, with more and more people these days keeping their heads down while using smartphones, and tablets, it is more than likely that devices such as inflatable neck collars will be more in demand. They will not work for everyone and results will vary.

Air Neck Traction
air neck traction

Neck Stretcher
neck stretcher


Chiropractic Neck Traction
chiropractic neck traction

Neck Traction Collar
neck support traction

Cervical Traction Collar
cervical traction collar

Knee Brace For Arthritis

Knee Brace For Arthritis That Actually Works To Prevent Pain & Further Joint Damage

Osteoarthritis of the knee is a common type of arthritis or arthrosis leading to chronic joint problems, pain and disability. Knee braces are seen everywhere; from cheap wraps to stabilization braces. Many claims are made regarding pain relief and increase ability to walk, however, many of these claims are unsubstantiated marketing techniques.

Damage from knee arthritis varies from mild to severe, as does the disability. For those suffering higher levels of pain and disability, options have been few. Common treatments consist of non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs, commonly called NSAIDs. For some, these drugs can help relieve pain and swelling; however, there are risks of side effects like stomach problems, liver and kidney damage, as well as others.

Injections and exercises are often used with varying degrees of results. In some cases, surgery is required. Not everyone is a candidate for surgery and there are possible complications. This leaves many suffering from the pain and disability of knee arthritis looking to anyone and any device that make claims of relief.

A new type of knee brace provides traction to the knee joint on both sides to actually remove pressure while walking. This can help reduce inflammation and damage to the knee, relieving pain and extending the life of the joint itself. The knee brace uses the very latest in technology to bring renewed ability to many who suffer from knee arthritis. This can reduce dependence on drugs, help avoid surgery, and is even being used to help in rehabilitation of injuries and after surgery.

A knee brace that is effective will increase the ability to walk and do daily activities and help to reduce the risk of falls, especially in patients that are elderly and do not get regular exercise and those who have weight problems.

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The traction knee brace is designed to help alleviate joint dysfunction and pain from continual stress and damage to cartilage in the joint and the underlying bone that results in inflammation and bone spurs. So, while there are so many knee braces with claims to relieve your pain and get you back in motion, many fall short of eliminating the biomechanical destructive effects, especially those cases with advanced arthritis.

Now, you can forget about getting more knee braces with magnets and special, magical materials that wind up in the closet or the trash can. Talk to your doctor or therapist about the traction knee brace. This is a serious brace that actually removes the source of pain and damage, allowing better walking and improved quality of life.

Knee arthritis can be caused by injury, genetics and factors like working in a squatted or kneeling position. Construction workers that install flooring are particularly vulnerable. Being overweight is also a risk factor for knee arthritis. While modifying lifestyle can help, like reducing weight and increasing non-weight bearing exercise. A good knee brace that can alleviate gravitational biomechanical forces can be an important addition to your lifestyle changes along with conservative therapies in managing pain, stiffness and disability of knee osteoarthritis.