The Over the Door Traction Set is used for cervical traction (commonly known as neck traction) is simply a light stretching of the neck. The neck, or cervical spine, has seven vertebrae and any of these can be injured from whiplash in a minor car accident, sports, or even from sitting for extended periods of time at work or while driving. This is a drug-free method of relieving neck pain. This method can relieve pain from neck arthritis patients, patients with herniated or bulging disc in the neck, patients with neck strains, and cervical spasms.
How Does it Work?
The goal of neck traction (cervical traction) is to release the neck muscles and pinched nerves. The cervical traction puts tension on the head to pull it up and away from the neck. This strecthes the muscles and ligaments, while expanding the space between vertebraes.
- This traction set provides easy-to-use cervical traction therapy.
- For use in home or office.
- One-size foam padded head halter with hook-and-loop adjustment fits most adults.
- Entire Over-the-Door Traction Set includes pulleys, traction rope, notched adjustable spreader bar, head halter, S-hook and vinyl water bag with graduated scale up to 20 lbs.
Please use caution with this product
DURO-MED CERVICAL TRACTION DEVICE, OVER THE DOOR NECK TRACTION DEVICE, CERVICAL TRACTION UNIT FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY
Effective Physical Therapy, Easily, at Home, on Your Time, When it's Most Convenient
YOUR DURO-MED OVER THE DOOR NECK TRACTION DEVICE, CERVICAL TRACTION UNIT IS GREAT FOR:
Physical therapy exercises
Herniations and more
DURO-MED CERVICAL TRACTION DEVICE FEATURES:
Easy over the door installation works anywhere
No tool necessary assembly
Includes vinyl weight bag with graduated scale up to 20 pounds
One size fits most foam padded head halter
DURO-MED CERVICAL TRACTION SET SPECIFICATIONS:
Size: 15.3 by 7.3 by 3.6 inches
Weighs 2.8 pounds
How To Use Your Cervical Traction Device, Over The Door Neck Traction Device
Your physical therapist can help you learn how to use this device, and can provide advice on the appropriate amount of force to use for your specific condition. In general, a pulling force of about 20 pounds should be used when starting neck traction. The force should be held for 10 to 20 seconds, and then slowly released. Traction can be applied several times throughout the day. Be sure to work closely with your physical therapist to help decide on the best treatment parameters for your specific condition. If your symptoms worsen at any time during your treatment, you must notify your physical therapist immediately. (Source: physicaltherapy.about.com) This product should only be used under the direction of an authorized healthcare professional. Do not leave the patient unattended.