Im new to this forum and this is my first post here. I hope im posting this in the right place! (sorry if im not).The reason I joined is to get some questions answered and to hear other peoples opinions on cervical traction therapy.
Im a 29 year old male, relatively healthy but I started suffering from chronic neck pain. After years of chiropractor appointments I didnt really feel like my condition was ever getting any better, although the chiropractic therapy did help for a little while. A friend of mine told me about cervical traction so i hunted down a physician who was experienced with this type of therapy and ive been using one of his machines for the past month. I decided to stop my chiropractor visits for the time being so i could see the effects of the cervical traction device.
After a month of regular use of the device, Im trying to figure out if its working. I have noticed the pain subsiding a bit. I had been experiencing mild sciatica which isn't quite as noticeable. Im aware that it may take a lot longer than a month to see good results but im just wondering if its something i should spend time and money pursuing. Should i just stick with my regular chiropractor appointments? They are definitely cheaper. I have also considered a device you can buy for the home which doesnt cost a whole lot, but is it worth it? And which one?
These are some of the questions i have and i was hoping that i would be able to hear from others about their experience with cervical traction and their opinions if any. I'm really just looking for unbiased information.