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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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Upper Neck Tightness Causes Many Disturbances

https://www.atlantotec.com/en/fundamentals/autonomic-nervous-system

If the top two bones in the neck are out-of-alignment or not moving well from sustained head-tilting and repetitive head movements the nerves that pass through the area over stimulate the adjacent nerves can cause: stomach upset, heart palpitations, fatigue, sleep disorders, irritability, upper neck stiffness and pain and headache and migraine.

 

Back Sleep With Heals Off the End of Bed

This article, found at my website’s “Health Information” page speaks and is titled “The Importance of Good Sleeping Posture” http://www.drsaracino.com/PDFs/INFO/ThePostureOfSleeping.pdf

If one sleeps on the back which I recommend, without a pillow under the legs which the article recommends because it decreases pressure on the low back, it is best to allow the heals to protrude off the end of the bed!

This will allow more of the weight of the calves to contact the mattress, prevent the legs from not rotating outward and the knees from extending.

For Good Health,

Dr Saracino

What Are The Best Beds on Which to Sleep?

How many times has our sleep been disturbed by low back pain? And, how often have we been restricted in the morning by neck stiffness? What can we do to reduce the discomfort and immobility? 

bed on which we sleep! It should provide optimal spinal support. Three of the most popular bedding systems are described below.

One must address the best sleeping posture before commenting on sleeping systems. These are benefits from lying on one’ back (supine) and elevating the legs at least six inches for the low back, and sleeping with a special cervical pillow for the neck. Just as important is the 

 

Read more about this topic at http://www.DrSaracino.com:
http://www.drsaracino.com/chiropractic-neurology-health-articles.html
I look forward to hearing from you soon.

The Importance of Good Sleeping Posture

How many times have we heard stern instructions to “sit up straight, don’t slouch”, and “pull your shoulders back” to prevent roundness? By now, most of us are familiar with good posture and the ease proper walking, standing, and sitting affords. However, for hours-long each night, the most commonly assumed position is hardly ever considered – the posture of sleeping. Of all the body’s functions, sleeping is one of the most inadequately researched and misunderstood. And, there’s nothing worse than awakening with a headache and low back pain to start the day.

Read more about this topic at http://www.DrSaracino.com:
http://www.drsaracino.com/chiropractic-neurology-health-articles.html
I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Patients are Most Satisfied With Chiropractic Neurolgic Care

More of MD’s patients are using holistic and/or hands-on methods, primarily chiropractic care, for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain because they heard from satisfied patients. Chiropractic has been shown to be safe and effective for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including headaches, neck and low back pain. Patient satisfaction is an important outcome in healthcare. Regression analysis of patient interview surveys shows that perceived effectiveness of treatment is the most important factor for patients when determining their levels of satisfaction.

Read more about this topic at http://www.DrSaracino.com:
http://www.drsaracino.com/chiropractic-neurology-health-articles.html
I look forward to hearing from you soon.

How to Prevent Back Injuries in the Home

Chiropractors comprise the largest group of holistic medicine practitioners in America. A holistic practitioner uses not only therapies that assist the body’s own repair system (which produce minimal side effects), but he or she must also be concerned with the patients daily living activities to aid in the prevention of injuries. That’s why chiropractors often ask questions about how you live and move through our earth’s gravitational field.

Read more about this topic at http://www.DrSaracino.com:
http://www.drsaracino.com/chiropractic-neurology-health-articles.html
I look forward to hearing from you soon.


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