How often can you do lumbar traction?

For conditions requiring separation of the intervertebral spaces for a therapeutic effect, a relatively high force (40-50% of the body weight) and low treatment times (8-12 minutes) are recommended. The general rule is: The higher the force, the lower the treatment time. We rarely use traction for more than 20 minutes.

What is a lumbar home traction device?

Saunders Lumbar Home Traction Device is designed to provide safe and effective traction to help relieve cervical compression. The device delivers up to 200 pounds of force that is controlled with a handheld pump, gently stretching the tight muscles and soft tissues of the spine area.

What is a Saunders unit?

Saunders® Cervical Home Traction Device. The Saunders Cervical Traction Device is designed to provide traction (stretching) to the cervical region (neck). The device requires no assembly and is ready to use out of the case. A prescription is required.

Is lumbar traction safe?

What are the risks of spinal traction? There are no long-term risks of spinal traction. Some side effects may occur during or after treatment. Many people experience muscle spasms after traction.

Is traction good for lower back pain?

In brief. Based on current evidence, traction as a single treatment is not effective for patients with low-back pain, with or without sciatica. There are very few high-quality studies in this field.

What is lumbar traction treatment?

Lumbar traction is the process of applying a stretching force to the lumbar vertebrae through body weight, weights, and/or pulleys to distract individual joints of the lumbar spine.

How do you use a traction device?

To use an air neck traction device, place it around your neck and adjust the straps as necessary. Then, pump it up and wear it for about 20–30 minutes. Do this a few times throughout the day. You can wear the device while doing activities where you tend to slouch.

How many pounds is cervical traction?

It appears that at least 25–30 pounds of force are required to produce measurable separation of the cervical vertebrae. The traction force must be at least the weight of the head to produce any significant decompression.

What is a home traction unit?

The home traction unit by Posture Pump is a serious spinal health product recommended by doctors to thousands of patients. It is not a massage device or meant to be an occasional use product. Keep it on your bed, nightstand or a place where you can use it often.

What is a traction unit?

A tractor unit (prime mover or traction unit) is a characteristically heavy-duty towing engine that provides motive power for hauling a towed or trailered load.

What is a Lumbar traction device?

A cervical/lumbar traction device is used to help relieve pain associated with neck root compression (cervical) and nerve root impingement in the lumbar region by relieving pressure on the spine and skeletal system, gently stretching the tight muscles and soft tissues of the spine area.