Cervical Neck Traction Device

Neck Stretching (Neck Traction) with NecksLevel

What is a Neck Traction Device?

Neck Traction devices gently pull the head away from the body to increase the space between your neck bones and take pressure off of irritated nerves and joints.

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Neck Traction Essentials

How does Neck Traction work?

Cervical Traction works by relieving pressure and creating space for the nerves in the neck. Irritated nerves cause pain, and oftentimes traction can improve this pain in a few seconds.

Will a Neck Traction device help me?

If you have Cervical Radiculopathy (a "pinched nerve" in the neck) or other types of neck pain, cervical traction will likely help with your pain and other nerve symptoms like numbness & tingling.

Where can I get Neck Traction?

To get neck traction at home, you will need a neck traction device, like NecksLevel, or you can go to a Physical Therapy or Chiropractic clinic where they will perform traction and other treatments to help your pain.

NecksLevels are specially designed for gentle neck rehab exercises in pain-free positions.

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What Conditions do Neck Traction Devices help? 

Neck Traction is only helpful for certain conditions (see below)

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Cervical Radiculopathy

Cervical Radiculopathy: also known as a "pinched nerve in neck"

Cervicogenic Headaches: headaches that start in the neck and go to the head

Neck Arthritis: also known as Degenerative Joint Disease in the neck

Neck Sprains: injured neck ligaments and muscles

Whiplash: sudden forceful movements of the head causing neck injuries

Symptoms of Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve in Neck)

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Neck & Arm Pain

Symptoms can run down the neck, into the shoulder, arm, and potentially to the hand

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Numbness & Tingling

Changes in sensation like pins and needles, or a total loss of feeling in parts of the arm and hand is possible

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Arm Weakness

Pinched neck nerves can cause decreased strength in certain arm muscles

Does Neck Traction help Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)?

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Yes. Traction is a go-to treatment for pinched nerves in the neck for physical therapists and other healthcare providers.

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Neck Traction on the NecksLevel

Video tutorial of NecksLevel neck traction:

Step 1: Setup

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Lift your head & pull the Glider toward you a few inches. Slowly release hand and relax.

Step 2: Traction

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Enjoy the stretch for 2+ minutes. The Glider will gently pull & decompress the neck.

FAQs - Neck Traction

Written by:

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Dr. Scott Dickenson, DPT, ATC

Physical Therapist

Scott is an Orthopedic Physical Therapist specializing in neck pain with nearly a decade of clinical experience. He regularly speaks at national Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, & Chiropractic conferences on neck injuries & rehab in sport.

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