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Traction Products For Injured Neck

Neil BNNeil B Posts: 1
edited 11/08/2012 - 12:28 PM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hey everyone,

I have had chronic neck pain for the last two years. I have had many assesments and have had different diagnosis. However my current chiropractor explained it to me, basically I have something buldging out of my C-3, (I believe it is a disk). So middle of my neck on the right side.

Anyways, he suggested I get a home traction unit. As traction has been shown to improve these sort of problems.

I'm just wondering if there is anyone out there that can reccomend a product they have used. Whether it be the pillow etc.

I really need some advice on how to handle this neck pain. :(

Just to clarify, I'm 22 years old and in excellent health.( I also have good posture.)

Thanks in advance.



  • MetalneckMetalneck Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,364
    Have you had an MRI as of yet?? Have you been seen by an ortho or Neuro that specializes in spines??

    Before I would do home traction (rather outdated form of physical therapy) I would make sure that I got approval from an M.D. or D.O. ...... Sorry not a D.C.

    My opinion based on experience(s) only.

    Best regards - stay healthy!!

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  • RickilalasRRickilalas Posts: 559
    edited 11/09/2012 - 9:19 PM
    I thought I posted here yesterday for you. I would do NO traction until a spine specialist sees you.
    I agree with metalneck on this very strongly. I was going to a ortho that ordered PT and traction for me
    while we were waiting on my full spine MRIs. When he got my MRIs they stopped the traction. He had no idea my neck was as bad as it was.
    Something I found interesting is that on the SocialSecurity website they don't except medical records form Chiros.

    Be Carefully
  • ShadyrnSShadyrn Posts: 48
    edited 11/10/2012 - 7:31 PM
    After many years of intermittent neck pain, knowing I had slight C5C6 bulge, this last time I went to a family friend chiro.....had always been leery of chiro's in general, but I felt comfortable enough with him to tell him if I didn't like something. He did put me in the traction unit- I mean I get it, pull apart those vertebrae and there's some relief- but you can't be in traction 24/7- stop the traction and you're right back where you started, even if you get one for at home, it's temporary relief, not a cure. Not worth spending money before getting a very thorough assessment, and not by chiro. My opinion would be if you get everything checked out, maybe it's nothing requiring surgery, then consider alternative sources of relief. It just doesn't sound like you have a clear understanding of your neck issues yet.
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