Cervical Traction Units for Personal Use
Giving patients or home health care providers the option to administer the same type of traction and pain management found at a therapist's or doctor's office is a great option. There are several different models of professional quality cervical traction units that are safe and effective for home and personal use. Allowing patients the option to complete home traction sessions can prevent the risk associated with surgical procedures, and provide comfort and pain management without the need for drugs. It can even assist in full recovery without the requirement of daily physical therapy.
The most popular cervical traction units with medical professionals and therapists are those that provide the maximum range of motion and angle of incline for the patient. This is important since the patient doesn't have to try to order additional parts or modify equipment to suit the unit that he or she purchased. Patients that use equipment correctly have very little risk in injury or poor effectiveness of the physical therapy treatment that is often associated with incorrect equipment use with home traction devices.
Other major considerations include the safety features included on the cervical traction units. A quick release button or system that immediately stops the traction force will provide essential safety for the patient should they inadvertently increase the traction beyond the comfort level. Most cervical traction units use a hand pump mechanism that slowly increases the pressure on the neck and spine. However, sometimes the patient's pain tolerance or muscle tension may require a lower tension to remain within a comfort level while in traction. The quick release button allows the patient to safely and instantaneously stop the traction force and reset the tension to a comfortable level at any time. Having an easily accessible pressure gauge is key in both safety and patient control of the traction force. The pressure gauge feature of the cervical traction unit is typically part of the hand control pump that allows it to be easily visible to the patient at all times during the session. Some of the more deluxe models allow for readout in both pounds and kilograms depending on the system used in therapy or treatment.
Blow-off valves are available in some models of cervical traction units for home use. These valves prevent pressure or traction force from exceeding a specified level on cervical traction units. While this will vary between manufacturers many home models cannot exceed fifty pounds of pressure on the traction unit in any incline or position. This is a low enough level of force to avoid any serious injuries that may occur if too much force is applied to the cervical spine. Portability is a major factor for many patients and home cervical traction units are designed to be lightweight and easy to carry. Some have their own carrying case included in the system package and these are perfect for patients as well a home health care providers and home health therapists. By shopping online from medical supply companies, it is possible to find very high quality cervical traction units for home use or for the road for under a thousand dollars. For many patients and medical professionals alike, this is well worth the investment.
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