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Cervical traction the Neckpro device

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,900
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:24 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
My pain doctor (MD) recommended the Neckpro cervical traction device to relieve pressure on C7 L1 disc. I have pain in my elbo and numbness in my fingers. Anyone else had any experience with this device ? It fits on the top of the door and has a rachet and spring tension operation. Feedback please.
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  • I don't have experience with this specific device, but I did get a lot of relief from traction therapy from my chiropractor before my surgery. I started having severe neck pain this last June and X-rays and MRI showed compressed disk at C5C6 with bone spurs, spinal stenosis and narrowed neural foramen. I had severe pain in my neck, left shoulder and numbness in my left forearm and fingers. Due to my work schedule and personal stuff, I decided to postpone surgery until October, and was trying to get some relief from the pain with steroids and then NSAIDS and opioids. All the meds were starting to upset my stomach and didn't provide a whole lot of relief anyways.

    I went to my chiropractor and he has a traction device that would cycle traction (about 18 pounds) targeted at decompressing my cervical spine. I went once a week up until my surgery date and that worked better than all the other drugs combined. All of my numbness disappeared and I was nearly pain free by the time I had my surgery. I almost cancelled it, but even my chiropractor advised me not to, because the traction therapy was only a temporary fix.

    I'm now three weeks out of my surgery and feeling great... down to one or two lortabs/day and back to work part time. It would have been a miserable four month wait for surgery if I hadn't had the decompression therapy.
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