Every year, thousands of Americans end up developing conditions or sustaining injuries that leave them with literal pains in the neck. It’s not an uncommon occurrence, but many patients with neck pain find themselves having trouble finding a treatment plan that works for their needs.
Generally, patients are always inclined to look for a treatment method that relies on all natural methods, doesn’t involve taking risky medications, and doesn’t call for invasive surgeries or other procedures of that nature. That’s why chiropractics is becoming known as one of the most effective, reliable, and safe alternative treatment options available to patients with neck (and back and joint) pain today.
In particular, a post by Commonhealth Chiropractic really hones in on a specific chiropractic technique, known as Pronex Cervical Traction, that works to relieve stiffness and pain in the neck and upper shoulder area. Here’s why you should consider Neck Traction to treat your neck pain.
Neck Traction can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, and many chiropractors recommend this method to their patients who suffer from pain related conditions, or injuries that lead to issues in the neck. Conditions such as whiplash from an auto accident, disc pain, a pinched nerve, a herniated disc, and even spinal stenosis have been shown to respond positively to Pronex Cervical Traction. Still, the thought of traction often invokes scary images of various ropes and pulleys and being stretched out beyond what seems to be normal limits.
As it turns out, a licensed doctor of chiropractic will be able to perform Pronex Cervical Traction on a patient correctly, painlessly, and effectively. This particular type of traction treatment does not involve any ropes, cables, or pulleys, which keeps the treatment from getting too complicated or unnerving. With the proper neck traction device, the head will be supported by cushions as it is gently moved upwards. This movement aligns the spinal column into its correct alignment, and the cervical curve is supported. This won’t create strain in any other parts of the body, not even the jaw. Plus, it actually can be done at home once a patient is comfortable enough with the technology!
The natural support that Pronex Cervical Traction provides for a patient will work to relieve pain, restore balance and reduce inflammation. After continuous, regular sessions of neck traction therapy, most patients notice increased mobility and decreased pain in the neck and upper shoulder area.
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