Cervical Traction Systems

Cervical Traction Systems

By Taikhum Sadiq

What is cervical traction?

Cervical traction refers to a type of continuous or intermittent traction applied to the spine in which a head halter with weights on is worn by the patient. It maintains the proper alignment of the cervical spine during a fracture or an injury.

In this method traction is applied to the cervical spine by applying force to lift the head or a mobilization technique to distract individual joints of the vertebrae. The reaction can be done manually or by using a traction device. It is frequently used to relieve pain caused by a herniated disc.

Placing a stretch on the spine separates the vertebrae, and helps to relieve direct nerve pressure and stress on the vertebral discs. Cervical traction is more useful for neck conditions than for lower back pain.

What are the exercises that accompany the traction treatment?

There are a number of ways you can boost the effects of the treatment. After your cervical fracture or pain has been reduced to its minimum, you can start with exercises. Always ask your doctor before performing any kind of exercise or activity. Resting is one of the first and foremost activities that can help a lot. Resting just doesn’t mean lying down. Resting includes specifically resting the joints and muscles of the affected region. Other activities include soft tissue massages, and taking care of your posture while sitting or walking. One should avoid all kinds of stressful and physically exerting work until the doctor clears you for it.

What are my options in cervical traction systems?

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  • A3BS Body Arch Traction Table is an advanced flex table which is used for stretching and strengthening the core muscles of the body. It is excellent for exercises involving the hip flexor muscles and for relieving pain involving vertebrae and disk compression. It increases blood flow to the brain while relaxing the muscles of the shoulders, neck and lower back. It improves posture and increases flexibility and range of motion.Cervical Traction Systems
  • Chattanooga Saunders Cervical Traction System pulls at the base of the occiput for more effective cervical traction and adapts easily to all Chattanooga traction devices. One size fits most patients and clevis included to mount to traction device.
  • Chattanooga TX Traction System stores up to 10 user’s defined protocols and has a pivoting user interface. The traction device allows for progressive and regressive steps. This back traction table is easy to customize with user-definite hold, rest and treatment times, which makes it a very useful, convenient traction unit. Traction therapy is the perfect modality to relieve pressure and pain on muscular and skeletal structures.
  • Core Overhead Traction helps to alleviate pressure on the spinal column. A variable, water-filled weight bag provides necessary tension. The system also includes an adjustable head harness and necessary hardware. Consult your healthcare professional before using this product.


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