Cervical Traction Therapy for Neck Pain
Cervical traction is a therapy used at our Oakdale chiropractic clinic that helps us to treat neck pain and cervical radiculopathy. Symptoms that often come from the neck may include pain in the middle of the neck, pain in one side of the neck, or pain in both of the shoulder blades. Occasionally, symptoms coming from your neck may be felt as pain or numbness and tingling in your arm or hand.
Since the symptoms coming from the neck can be felt in many different places, it is vitally important to see a trained doctor to determine the cause of your symptoms and to decide ton the best way to manage your condition.
What Does Cervical Traction Do?
Cervical traction is used for a variety of purposes including decreasing compressive forces in the neck which can help take pressure off of the discs that reside between the vertebrae (spinal bones) in the neck.
Common diagnoses that may benefit from cervical traction include, but are not limited to:
- Herniated or bulging discs in the neck
- Neck arthritis
- Neck strains
- Cervical muscle spasms
Benefits of Cervical Traction
Our cervical traction device helps to treat different types 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.