Cervical Traction

Understanding Cervical Traction: Relief for Neck Pain and

Pinched Nerves

What is Cervical Traction?

Cervical traction is a physical therapy technique used to alleviate neck pain as well as discomfort from cervical radiculopathy, a condition involving pinched neck nerves. It involves gently stretching the neck to create space between cervical vertebrae and reduce nerve pressure.

Benefits of Cervical Traction

  • Pain Relief: Alleviates pain from a pinched nerve(s).
  • Improved Mobility: Enhances neck movement and flexibility.
  • Reduced Nerve Pressure: Helps decompress affected nerves.
  • Relaxes Muscles: Alleviating pressure on nerves often relaxes neck muscles.

Ideal Candidates for Cervical Traction

  • Individuals with chronic neck pain.
  • Symptoms of radiating pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness in an arm/forearm/hand due to cervical radiculopathy.
  • Stiffness or limited neck mobility.

Why Opt for Cervical Traction?

  • Non-invasive, effective pain management.
  • Part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
  • Often provides immediate relief.

Home Cervical Traction Units

For ongoing relief, a home Cervical Traction unit may be recommended for daily use after successful clinical sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Mechanical vs. Manual Cervical Traction: Mechanical traction uses a machine, while manual traction is hand-applied by a therapist.
  2. Is it Painful?Generally, it’s a pain-relieving process, though initial discomfort is possible.
  3. How Long Is Each Session?Typically lasts 5 to 20 minutes, tailored to individual needs.
  4. Is A Home Traction Unit Available and Safe?Yes, home traction units are often available, and safe for home use with initial therapist guidance.
  5. Are There Any Risks With Cervical Traction?Not really. It is generally safe, but not recommended for conditions like osteoporosis or certain neck injuries. It’s important to consult your therapist.

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