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Neck Pillow for Traction in Deep Water?

mssusanmmssusan Posts: 7
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:53 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I've seen a few people using a neck floation pillow/collar for traction and would like to know if anyone has tried this type of therapy for disk herniation's. Where do you purchase these and are there any specific exercises? Or just float?

I have tried manual traction and DRX9000 both of which made my neck/shoulder and nerve pain worse. Gentle shoulder/arm exercises in warm therapy pool also made my pain issues worse.
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  • In therapy they had me use a ski belt and hang in the deep water to let my lower back stretch some which created a natural traction and pull on my spine. The idea is the flotation device will pull you above water but gravity will pull you down in the water and it did feel good when I was doing it. The key thing was to maintain good posture and also tighten and loosen those muscles while doing it. The pillow I am not sure of.
  • I already use a deep water exercise belt but was hoping someone knew where to purchase a neck pillow/traction device.

    I have been doing deep water for years but it doesn't seem to help my neck issues.
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