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  • Nav Gill BSc. D.C.

    The Neck Pain Blogger

    Helping you Find Solutions for Neck Pain Relief
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How Does Gentle Neck Traction Everyday Help the Neck?

Gentle neck traction involves the application of a gentle force to the neck, usually in a controlled and gradual manner. This can be done through various methods, such as manual traction by a healthcare professional, using traction devices, or performing specific exercises. The goal of gentle neck traction is to provide relief from neck pain and promote overall neck health. Cervipedic traction unit on the back

One Way to Do Neck Traction with the CerviPedic Traction Unit

Here are some ways in which it may help:

  1. Relief of Muscle Tension:

    • Gentle neck traction can help alleviate muscle tension and spasms in the neck and upper shoulder area. By stretching and elongating the muscles, it may reduce the tightness and discomfort associated with muscle knots.
  2. Improvement of Spinal Alignment:

    • Traction can potentially help in realigning the vertebrae in the cervical spine. This may be beneficial for individuals with certain types of neck pain or discomfort caused by misalignments.
  3. Reduced Pressure on Nerves:

    • Traction may help decompress the spinal discs and reduce pressure on nerve roots. This can be particularly useful for individuals with conditions such as herniated discs or nerve impingements.
  4. Increased Blood Flow and Circulation:

    • Gentle traction may enhance blood flow to the neck region. Improved circulation can contribute to better delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues, promoting healing and reducing inflammation.
  5. Enhanced Joint Mobility:

    • Traction can promote better joint mobility by stretching and mobilizing the cervical spine. This may help increase range of motion and reduce stiffness.
  6. Stress Reduction:

    • Neck traction can have a relaxing effect on the muscles and may help reduce stress. Stress and tension often contribute to neck pain, so by promoting relaxation, traction may indirectly alleviate pain.

IMG_2735Another Way to Stretch the Neck with the Arc4life Traction Pillow, Sleep on the V Side of the Pillow

It's essential to note that the effectiveness of neck traction can vary from person to person, and it's crucial to approach it cautiously. Consulting with a healthcare professional before starting any traction regimen is advisable, especially if you have pre-existing medical conditions or concerns about your neck health. Overuse or improper application of traction can lead to adverse effects, so it's important to follow appropriate guidelines and recommendations from healthcare providers. Always make sure you are cleared to do neck traction before starting a regiment at home. 

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