Cervical and Lumbar Traction Safety:
Is cervical and lumbar traction safe?
Should I consult with a health care professional before using a traction device?
Is traction an alternative to surgery?
Is traction an alternative to physical therapy?
What are the contraindications for traction?
How does traction work?
Why is cervical and lumbar traction important?
What conditions are treated by your products?
How long will it take before I feel better?
What studies have been done on traction and its benefits?
If you would like to learn more about traction click here to read an article about it.
How often should I use my traction device?
How long does each treatment session last?
Is it normal to experience soreness when first beginning traction therapy?
Are your products easy to use?
Can I use your products from home or must I be under the supervision of a health care professional?
Should I continue to use my traction device once I feel better?
Yes, cervical traction and lumbar traction are perfectly safe and can help treat a wide variety of conditions. Traction has been used by tens of thousands of people and recommended by thousands of doctors all over the world. However, as with any other medical product it is always important to follow the directions and listen to the advice of your health care professional.
You should always consult with a doctor, physician, physical therapist or medical professional before beginning any type of medical treatment. And because every person’s situation is unique your doctor can help you decide which traction device is right for you as well as advise you on proper course of treatment.
Traction can be an alternative to surgery. Surgery is often the last choice for a patient to cure their neck and back problems. Traction is much less invasive, less expensive and can often bring the same result as surgery. Before having surgery you should speak to your doctor about traction to see if it may be right for you. Traction has been used by many people as an alternative to surgery and helped fix their neck and back problems.
Yes, traction can be an alternative to physical therapy. Many times people spend months or even years going to an expensive physical therapist when they could be treating themselves from the comfort of their own home. Our products are often recommended by physical therapists and doctors to their patients so they can treat themselves at home and avoid the costly visits. In fact many health care providers use our products in their offices to treat their patients. If you believe traction can help you or would like to learn more speak to your doctor or physician about it.
If you have the following you SHOULD NOT use traction:
Spinal cord compression
Serious pathology, diseasy or malignancy
Acute traumatic injury
Extruded disc fragmentations
Inflammatory disease and/or infections
Spreading and/or aggravation of patients symptoms
Traction works by carefully lifting and separating the neck and back joints in a unique way that massage unites, devices, pillows and regular exercise cannot. The separation that occurs helps improve joint circulation, lubrication, relieve pressure and improve the curvature of the spine as well as many other things. To read more on how traction works click here.
Cervical and lumbar traction are important for many reasons. Traction is a way to help keep the spine healthy as you age. As the body gets older the joints in the neck and back can start to get out of place and lose circulation and lubrication. The spine will begins to lose its curvature over time leading to bad posture which can further degenerate the spinal discs. Those with conditions such as herniated discs, lower back pain, narrowing foramen etc will see improvement from using a traction device. Traction has been recommended by many health care professions to their patients and has helped improve the condition of their spines.
Our products treat a wide variety of conditions of the spine. Refer to our product pages to see which conditions treat which products or click here to view a full list of conditions treated by our products.
While every person and their situation is unique most patients typically notice improvement over the first few days. After several weeks significant improvement is noticed by a majority of users.
An MRI study on the effects of neck traction was performed in 2008 and approved by the IRB from the Holos University Graduate Seminary by C. N. Shealy, MD, PhD. If you would like to read that study click here.
How often you should use your traction device may depend on the individual, consult with a doctor and/or the products manual for proper instruction on how and when to use the product.
Each treatment session lasts typically just a few minutes.
Yes. After the first few uses of your traction device you may experience discomfort and soreness which is normal. This is happening because the natural shape of your neck and back is strengthened. As with the start of any new exercise this is perfectly normal. However if you are experiencing severe pain stop treatment immediately and consult with a health care professional as you may be using the product wrong or have a much more serious condition.
Yes, our products are easy to use and can be used from the comfort of your own home. Just follow the product manual and you are good to go. It usually takes just a few minutes to set up and use one of our products.
All of our products can be used right from the comfort of your home. Just follow the directions, relax and let our products go to work! In just a few minutes a day patients can start to feel relief in their neck and back.
If you feel your condition has gone away it is still okay to use our products as they will continue to keep the curvature and lubrication of the spine working. You can reduce the frequency of use if you like from, for example, every day, to once or twice a week. However if your health care professional recommends otherwise you should always listen to them.