The Neck Traction Therapy Device is a state of the art device used to alleviate neck (and often back) pain. It works in the way most traction devices do, by gently pulling the head upward to create space between the cervical discs to alleviate pressure and encourage proper blood and oxygen flow.
This is the same procedure commonly used in physiotherapy offices and, in fact these types of devices come backed with high recommendations from physical therapists and practitioners alike. They are often touted as a possible alternative to medicinal and surgical treatments and procedures.
The key features and benefits of this particular device are as follows:
- Comfortable Swedish cushion, covered in durable black vinyl make the treatments comfortable. Comfort is key with Traction Therapy as tensed muscles prohibit treatments from being as helpful as they should be.
- Removable neck wedges partnered with the durable vinyl covering make the device very easy to clean.
- The gauge on the hand pump reads in both pounds and kilograms so it is nearly universal.
- Simple one button pumping technique makes it easy for the user to control the increase and decrease in traction pressure.
- Full customization is a key feature of this device. The neck wedges adjust from side to side easily using clips on the back of the device, there is even a ruler built in to the device itself so you can ensure separation balance between the two wedges. The forehead strap is also adjustable. Incline options on the device are adjustable between ten, fifteen, and twenty degrees.
- The neck support is made of a firm gel; however a covering pillow is also included and can be attached to the neck support, allowing a customized treatment once again.
- There is a safety release button feature as well, allowing instant tension release if the patient requires it for any reason.
- This device is lightweight and portable, and your purchase also includes a duffel bag with a foam insert to protect your device while travelling.
- While using this device there is no pressure placed on the TMJ, instead the pressure is dispersed to the back of the head, which is far less uncomfortable.
The main complaint regarding this device, as with many traction devices, is the price associated with it. However, with the most likely alternative being regular physiotherapy visits, this definitely seems like a more cost-effective option.
As with any medical device made to use in the comfort of your own home, it should only be used after having a conversation and guidance from your therapist or doctor as they will be able to give you some insight into the proper technique, the correct amount of tension, etc.
This device is the top of the line in home traction technology, allowing for effective clinic grade care, at home (or given it’s portable design, wherever you happen to be). If it provides you with the relief that it is designed and proven to provide, it is well worth every dollar spent!