The Effectiveness of Cervical Neck Traction Devices
The use of cervical neck traction devices gained popularity over the years in removing or relieving nerve pressure, improving circulation and relaxing muscles that are stiff. However, earlier models proved to be difficult to operate from home and many featured a weighted system that caused pressure to the jaw area.
Advancement in technology has resulted in newer techniques used in the design of traction devices. They are now easier to operate and offer a more effective, comfortable and safer solution for neck pain relief and restoration. The newer models can easily be used at home with methods in lifting weight caused by the head away from the neck or restoring the natural posture of the neck while lying down.
The new designs encourage a more comfortable way to increase and stretch the muscles in the neck, and assisting in a separation of the cervical joints. This design promotes effective relief associated with inflammation and discomfort in the neck area.
Cervical neck traction devices recommended for home use can help restore the natural posture of the neck due to the design that utilizes extensions in therapy. When the extensions promote a comfortable feeling the device can be vital in restoring the posture and natural curve of the neck.
When the curve of the neck is restored less pain will be experienced, loss of the natural curve in the neck area can result in pain and inflammation issues. Poor types of neck postures contribute to a loss in the natural curve in the neck area, this loss can speed up the issues related to disc degeneration. When using neck traction devices patients can find a way to assist the restoration process of the normal curve in the neck.
The curve of the neck is important in preventing deterioration and degeneration problems from arising. Exercises and cervical neck traction devices can assist in a quicker recovery.
A study in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation noted the time of traction can be from a few minutes to 30 min, once or twice weekly or several times per day. In the study a 3-5 minute home cervical traction unit provided symptom relief in 81% of patients with mild to moderately severe cervical spondylosis syndromes using a simple over the door traction unit.