Cervical Traction Collar Alleviates Neck Pain

Cervical Traction Collar Alleviates Neck Pain


The cervical traction collar can be worn
in a comfortable, upright position, compared to many neck
traction units requiring patients to lie down or be tied to a door using heavy water
bag. The cervical traction collar inflates vertically, gently pushing upward on the
head and down on the shoulders. This creates a stretching sensation and
decompresses the cervical spine. Pressure applied on irritated nerves and
joints is relieved, eliminating pain, while assisting
rehabilitation and speeding up recovery from neck injuries. Typical
indications for the cervical traction collar are disc problems, whiplash injuries, degenerative changes or
arthritis, nerve pressure and stenosis. By using vertical air pressure technology the
cervical traction collar reduces pressure in the cervical spine using a longitudinal expansion system. The cervical traction collar reduces
disc and joint pressure relaxes neck muscle spasms, strain and
alleviates pain. Before treatment, the herniated or bulging cervical disc
applies pressure on the nerve root, ultimately causing pain. After treatment,
the cervical traction collar alleviates pain by allowing the cervical disc to go
back to its natural position. By increasing the disc space, pressure
applied on the nerve root is relieved, naturally reducing pain. To use the cervical traction collar, turn
the air valve clockwise until the valve is fully locked. Connect
the two ends of the cervical traction collar, remembering which number line the velcro
strap adheres to, for an easy and consistent application
every time. The device should be close-fitting, secure and comfortable. Position the
collar so the chin fits comfortably in the chin groove. Make sure the device is
attached evenly around your neck. Connect the hand air pump to the air
valve using the tongs. Then slowly use the pump to inflate the
collar. Inflate the collar one pomp every five
seconds. Start with five PSI sign the first day, 10
PSI on the second day, then 15 on the 3rd. Recommended usage is
15 PSI or less, depending on your comfort. Wear for 15
to 30 minutes. You can adjust the air pressure to your
comfort level by pressing the air release valve. For
best results, inflate the bladder slowly, not to excess, starting with a low pressure gradually
increasing each day to a comfortable level is reached.
Recommended treatment time is 15 to 30 minutes daily, two to three times a day. This model is
an upgrade from the DDS 100 to the DDS Max, which increases comfort during use.

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