Is cervical traction safe to have?

Generally yes. Neck traction is contraindicated in patients with structural disease secondary to tumor or infection, rheumatoid arthritis, severe vascular compromise, and any condition for which movement is contraindicated. Relative contraindications include acute strains and sprains and inflammatory conditions that may be aggravated by traction, or recent spine surgery.
Depends. Cervical traction can be used as a temporary modality for neck issues. It should be used only with the advice of your doctor who should review the diagnostic images, prior to allowing the treatment. It is not advised to use cervical traction as a long term treatment.

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Is cervical traction a safe option?

YES! If you don't drop the weight when applying!i often recommend traction to people with neck pain and especially those with numbness or tingling in their arms.This is a very effective treatment for many people. Read more...

What is involved in cervical traction?

Over door. The least expensive option is an over door pulley system that uses a halter(think horse reins)that surround your chin and back of your skull up to a pulley system with a weight at the other end.I recommend 7 pounds to start and move upward as needed. Read more...

Can cervical traction hurt you if you don't need it?

Your pulling my leg. Only if there is an undiagnosed instability of the spine or if there is too weighted a traction to injure your muscles. Read more...

What is invovled with chiropractic cervical traction treatment?

Proceed with caution. Traction is typically either manual ( using the hands of the provider) or mechanical (with a machine). Make sure you have a condition that responds to traction and be careful. Read more...
Various Types. There are a variety of methods for traction. Manual traction done by hand is probably the most common in a chiropractor's office. Saunder's units, posture pump etc. are examples of mechanical traction which can often help with neurological symptoms which may mimic carpal tunnel syndrome. . Read more...