Air Pump Neck Braces For Relief & Relaxation
Many people have pain in their neck, back and shoulder area these days more than ever before. One obvious reason for this is the increase in computer use, both at home and on the job. This condition is likely to result in tension headaches or even migraine headaches if it continues untreated. Computer related neck problems can be reduced or even avoided if the computer is positioned properly and the chair used at the work station has correct lumbar support. The use of air pump neck braces can be part of the solution.
Chiropractors see this condition often among their patients, and they typically treat the condition by manipulating the spine and musculoskeletal system. Cervical Traction is another method used to alleviate disc and joint stress. It is known that pressure from weight reduces the height of the discs in your spine.
In the cervical spine, the weight of the head places significant stress on the discs, especially when there is a head forward posture. Reducing this pressure with good posture is helpful and, with the advent of air pump neck braces, traction can be easily and conveniently applied. This can relieve pressure on joints and it is even speculated that the reversal of pressure in the disc may help to regenerate the disc.
These neck braces are designed to be used in the home in regular sessions, starting with a duration of three to five minutes each. As you become more used the traction, the length of the sessions and amount of pressure can be gradually increased. There should be no discomfort at all, and the length of the sessions should be reduced if any soreness or symptoms are noticed.
Air pump neck braces can be used in either a sitting or reclining position, and you should choose which position you are most comfortable with. When using the device while lying down, a pillow under the neck should be placed to create the proper head and neck position. The neck brace should never be left on while you are sleeping.
The neck brace can be used while sitting and working at a computer to ensure that you are maintaining proper posture. The computer should be positioned at eye-level so that you can keep your head in a straight alignment.
A study in the journal Physical Therapy indicates traction separates vertebra evident on radiographs and greater separation is related to the patient’s increased comfort and relaxation.