Facebook Neck Traction Device Not Recommended

I perform correct mechanical and manual neck traction in the office when indicated, but not like that which is shown in the facebook video-clip. The shortcoming with this devise is that it does not provide traction which is the pulling of the head away from the shoulders to lengthen the neck muscles. Instead this device elevates the neck like a regular pillow which shortens the muscle in the front of the neck. Forward traction should not be performed, but the use of a cervical pillow at night while sleeping (more or less a pillow with a hole in the middle which I have in the office) AND not looking down while typing, reading and watching TV are the two best home-remedies. Neck conditions change the naturally occurring forward curve in the neck by either flattening or reversing. If one already had purchased this devise, I would recommend after examining the neck and treating it, that the head strap be placed around the back of the neck. Dr Saracino


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