Are You In Need of Cervical Traction?
Traction relieves pressure on the spine and alleviates pain.
Cervical traction and lumbar traction are similar, but they have a couple of key differences: with cervical traction, a gentle force is used to stretch or pull the head away from the neck. With lumbar traction, a gentle force is used to gently gap the pelvis from the lower back. Both of these methods are useful in manipulating the spine and providing relief.
At HealthWest Physical Therapy, we are happy to say we offer both cervical traction and lumbar traction at our San Marcos, CA physical therapy clinic. If you believe you could benefit from cervical traction, don’t wait any longer – contact us to schedule a consultation with our San Marcos, CA physical therapist today.
What should I know about cervical traction?
As stated by Healthline,
“Cervical traction devices treat different types and causes of neck pain, tension, and tightness. Cervical traction helps to relax the muscles, which can significantly relieve pain and stiffness while increasing flexibility. It’s also used to treat and flatten bulging or herniated disks. It can alleviate pain from joints, sprains, and spasms. It’s also used to treat neck injuries, pinched nerves, and cervical spondylosis.
Cervical traction devices work by stretching the spinal vertebrae and muscles to relieve pressure and pain. Force or tension is used to stretch or pull the head away from the neck. Creating space between the vertebrae relieves compression and allows the muscles to relax. This lengthens or stretches the muscles and joints around the neck.
These improvements may lead to improved mobility, range of motion, and alignment. This will allow you to go about your daily activities with greater ease.
There are a couple different techniques used for cervical traction, including mechanical traction and manual traction.
Mechanical traction is a specialized treatment technique, which uses devices that work by stretching the spinal vertebrae and muscles. With manual traction, our San Marcos, CA physical therapist uses her hands to stretch the spinal vertebrae and muscles.
How can I get started?
Are you in need of cervical traction? If so, look no further! Contact HealthWest Physical Therapy today and get started on a cervical treatment plan to help relieve your pain.