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Saunders Cervical Traction Device: Everything you need to know


Saunders Cervical Traction Device: Everything you need to know


Saunders Cervical Traction Device: What Is It and How Does It Work?

The Saunders Cervical Traction Device is hospital-grade physical therapy equipment designed to be used in your home. The Saunders Cervical Traction Device is designed to stretch the cervical spine. The device arrives fully assembled and is easy to use.

An articulated device: an articulated structure with adjustable base and inclined in 15-25 degrees, it allows you to tilt the spine to the back in or to the front to your liking. The traction system provides light to moderate vacuum winching at increments of 0-50 pounds.

How does it work?

Saunders cervical traction unit can be used to alleviate neck and spine aches by relieving stress on the spine and upper back. It has been proven effective for alleviating radiating pain or neck pain in particular.

Cervical traction treatment is used by primary care physicians to treat neck pain due to inflammation, arthritis, pinched nerves, herniated discs, strained muscles, and an overall back stiffness. Research shows that applying intermittent cervical traction (ICT) considerably reduces neck pain




What are the benefits of using a Cervical Traction Device?

There are several conditions that could cause pain or irritation in the cervical spine, such as bulging or herniated discs, pain in joints, sprains, muscle spasms, pinched nerves, and cervical spondylosis. Cervical traction devices, such as the Saunders Cervical Traction Device, stretch the spine and muscles to relieve pressure and assist with the treatment of these conditions.

  • Relieves pain and discomfort

  • Improve flexibility and ease of use

  • Enhanced alignment of the vertebral column.

  • improved walking and posture

  • Effective in treating individuals with pinched nerves.

  • Restores muscle strength and joint flexibility

Kinds of Cervical Traction Device

These are the three types of cervical traction devices.

  1. Manual cervical traction – A physical therapist places you on a table to pull your head away from your neck and applies manual cervical traction. The position is maintained by setting in a position and repeated several times through adjustment.

  2. Mechanical cervical traction – Just as with a physical therapist employing mechanical cervical traction, you may likewise use a harness connected to your head with a mechanical traction device. The harness is then connected to a treatment system or machine of weights where the traction is applied on your spine.

  3. Over the Door cervical traction – The harness and the part of a weight system above a door are connected; it can be used standing, sitting, or lying down.

The Saunders Cervical Traction Device

The Saunders Cervical Traction Device with Carrying Case is the most recommended ergonomic cervical traction tool. The device’s wedge-shaped pelvic pad allows it to use optimal traction techniques while standing or sitting up. The battery-powered motor allows the unit to be used on-the-go.

The Saunders Cervical Traction Device Benefits

  • Light as a lightweight material increases the mobility of the device.

  • The angle that can be set with three angles

  • Adjustable and Comfortable head support seat

  • Neck wedges that can be adjusted provide comfort in a variety of positions.

  • Can provide up to 50lbs cervical traction

When should you choose Saunders Cervical Traction Device?

Cervical traction from Saunders is used to treat or manage conditions such as:

  • Osteoarthritis 

  • MuscleTightness

  • Headaches 

  • Joint stiffness 

  • Herniated discs 

  • Nerve root compression

When is Saunders Cervical Traction device not advisable to use?

Although cervical traction is commonly used to manage some conditions, there are some conditions that it’s not advisable to use. These includes:

  • Spinal cord compression

  • Rheumatoid arthritis 

  • Spinal instability 

  • Acute or traumatic injury

  • Malignancy 

  • Fracture 

  • Infections and inflammatory diseases

 Accessories Inclusion
A variety of accessories are available with the Saunders Cervical Traction Device that make its performance more efficient:
  • Cervical Hand Pump 

  • Head Strap and Pads 

  • Carrying Case

  • Angle Adjuster

  • User’s Guide

  • Instructional DVD 

How to use the Saunders Cervical Traction Device?

You can also watch this instructional video. 

Duration of Saunders cervical Traction device for each treatment

A patient is often recommended to use traction devices only for short periods of time, typically 15 to 20 minutes. An individual may be able to complete multiple sessions in a day; if the pain increases while the user is using the cervical traction unit, he or she should stop using it immediately and contact a doctor or a physical therapist.


 Where to purchase Saunders cervical traction device with carrying case online?

You may purchase the Saunders Cervical Traction device by going to our website – www.protherapysupplies.com or you can give us a call at 1-800-883-0368 Monday Through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM EST. We look forward to helping you.



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