How Home Neck Traction Helps Relieve Neck Pain
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If you are suffering from chronic neck, don’t panic. There are millions of neck pain sufferers and the number is growing every day. In most case chronic Neck pain is caused by a poor sitting posture behind the computer for many years, car accident and degenerative changes of the disc when you are getting older.
Chronic Neck pain is almost as common as back pain in the United States.
Most adults have neck pain starting the age of 30 years.
Causes of Chronic Neck Pain
The pain can range from very mild discomfort in the neck muscle to severe, burning pain. Minor neck pain usually disappears after a few days.
Pinched nerves, neck spasm, injury, cervical disc degeneration etc can trigger pain in the neck.
Whiplash at a Car Accident
Whiplash is a neck injury that most often happens to drivers who are hit unexpectedly from behind by another car. Most of these injuries are short term, but 10% of whiplash sufferers will have long-term pain. The pain can be so severe that sufferers cannot work or enjoy a normal lifestyle.
Getting Older, Your Cervical Disc Is Degeneration
Cervical Disc degeneration is a common cause of neck pain and most likely appears when you are getting older. Due to many years of wear and tear, the cervical discs become thinner and this causes the spaces between the vertebrae to become narrower.
Due to the narrowing of the spaces between the vertebrae, the nerves will get pinched or irritated. This so called pinched nerve will cause numbness or tingling
starting from the neck and shoulders to for arms and fingers.
People who sit for long time behind the computer bending their head build up stress in the cervical spine causing neck pain. The stress that is built in those many years will cause a long-term neck pain.
How to treat neck pain?
You can use at-home remedies, physical therapy or alternative treatments like seeing a chiropractor and acupuncturist.
It is important to find a certified professional who can analyze the cause of
your neck problem first. For severe acute neck pain resulting from an accident
or injury, doctors usually recommend bed rest, a neck brace or collar, and cold
treatment (such as an ice pack) for neck pain relief.
What is Neck Traction?
A common neck pain treatment by chiropractors is neck traction. This is commonly performed to help relieve muscle spasms in the neck and shoulders,
and to help relieve the pain of pinched nerves in the neck.
During the Cervical traction the weight of the head is gently lifted off the neck
anatomy and may temporarily decompress pinched nerve roots and result in reduction of the compressed disc. Visiting a chiropractor is the best way to get useful “adjustments” to the spine.
After the treatment you can obtain a home neck traction device. Some chiropractors may hesitate getting the cervical traction device for you, because they are afraid to loss your business.
Keep visiting your chiropractor after you have received a home traction device.
The chiropractic adjustment is still beneficial and a chiropractor can answer
your questions about the use of the home neck traction device.
Which Home Neck Traction Device Is Right For You?
Find a neck traction device that is easy to use and safe. A home neck traction device should allow you to adjust the neck traction force manually.
Unlike over-the-door traction device the ChiSoft neck traction device does not us a bag of water. It’s easy to place it around your neck and inflate the neck traction device with air by using an air pump with your hands. In this way you can control the traction force for the most comfortable stretch.
Once the air neck traction device is fully inflated with air, it will lift the
weight of the head while gently stretching your tight neck muscles, and relieving joint and nerve pressure.
Start at lower tensions to be certain the treatment does not increase your discomfort level significantly. Start with one traction session per day in mid-afternoon or evening. Proceed to two sessions per day, one in mid-afternoon and one just before bedtime.
Home neck traction units are very portable and can be used almost anywhere.
Again, always visit your physical therapist or chiropractor first to get the best result with the home neck traction device.