Cervical Traction Collar Alleviates Neck Pain
The cervical traction collar can be worn in a comfortable, upright position, compared to many neck traction units requiring patients to lie down or be tied to a door using heavy water bag. The cervical traction collar inflates vertically, gently pushing upward on the head and down on the shoulders. This creates a stretching sensation and decompresses the cervical spine. Pressure applied on irritated nerves and joints is relieved, eliminating pain, while assisting rehabilitation and speeding up recovery from neck injuries. Typical indications for the cervical traction collar are disc problems, whiplash injuries, degenerative changes or arthritis, nerve pressure and stenosis.
By using vertical air pressure technology the cervical traction collar reduces pressure in the cervical spine using a longitudinal expansion system. The cervical traction collar reduces disc and joint pressure relaxes neck muscle spasms, strain and alleviates pain. Before treatment, the herniated or bulging cervical disc applies pressure on the nerve root, ultimately causing pain. After treatment, the cervical traction collar alleviates pain by allowing the cervical disc to go back to its natural position. By increasing the disc space, pressure applied on the nerve root is relieved, naturally reducing pain. To use the cervical traction collar, turn the air valve clockwise until the valve is fully locked. Connect the two ends of the cervical traction collar, remembering which number line the velcro strap adheres to, for an easy and consistent application every time. The device should be close-fitting, secure and comfortable.
Position the collar so the chin fits comfortably in the chin groove. Make sure the device is attached evenly around your neck. Connect the hand air pump to the air valve using the tongs. Then slowly use the pump to inflate the collar.
Inflate the collar one pomp every five seconds. Start with five PSI sign the first day, 10 PSI on the second day, then 15 on the 3rd. Recommended usage is 15 PSI or less, depending on your comfort. Wear for 15 to 30 minutes. You can adjust the air pressure to your comfort level by pressing the air release valve. For best results, inflate the bladder slowly, not to excess, starting with a low pressure gradually increasing each day to a comfortable level is reached. Recommended treatment time is 15 to 30 minutes daily, two to three times a day. This model is an upgrade from the DDS 100 to the DDS Max, which increases comfort during use.
The cervical traction collar can be worn in a comfortable, upright position, compared to many neck traction units requiring patients to lie down or be tied to a door using heavy water…By: Neck Solutions