Rehab: Neck Traction for Neck Pain Relief and Curve Correction in Zionsville

Rehab: Neck Traction for Neck Pain Relief and Curve Correction in Zionsville

Rehab: Neck Traction in Zionsville

What is cervical traction and why might this therapy be incorporated into your care plan?

Unfortunately, for many people, living with neck and shoulder pain or back pain is considered a common issue in their day-to-day life in Zionsville.

But, just because something is common does not mean that it is normal.

Neck Pain Causes in Zionsville

Many times the pain may be associated with an underlying condition - most commonly it is a cumulation of poor posture, sitting in office chairs for hours on end, and gravity at work compressing our neck and spine. Pain is typically the last symptom that is present before failure of the tissues. For most people, adjustments and stretching can help alleviate the tightness, neck stiffness, and restricted mobility that usually accompanies neck and upper back discomfort. When adjustments and stretching are not enough - we add a therapy called Cervical or Neck Traction.

Cervical traction is a commonly used treatment method to help achieve neck pain relief, pinched nerves, disc compression, and tight muscles. The mechanism is very simple and works by gently stretching the joints and muscles of the neck to relieve pressure in the spine. With gentle stretching, we are able to help the muscles relax and open up more space for the nerves of the neck.

This also helps to remold the natural curve in the neck.

Caring for the Cervical Curve

The cervical curve or neck curve is extremely important to maintain for proper function and decrease in discomfort. For more information about why our spinal curves are important check out our blog Why Curves Matter.

Let's briefly look at some of the benefits of repetitive cervical traction

  • Increased flexibility and mobility of the neck
  • Reduction in pain and stiffness
  • Relief from bulging or herniated discs and pinched nerves
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Improved spinal alignment

One of the main aspects of care that we focus on in our office is spinal curve correction and cervical traction is a great tool that works synergistically with adjustments to accomplish this. By having proper alignment in our spinal curves, we see improved spinal function which in turn decreases pain and dysfunction. Cervical traction is not for everyone and a proper exam is needed in order to determine if you are a good candidate for traction and what benefits we would expect to see with incorporating this modality into a care plan.

Wondering if this therapy could benefit you? Click here to get in touch and find out. A consultation to sit down and discuss your concerns and goals with one of our doctors is always free.


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Foundations Chiropractic

7625 West Stonegate Drive Suite 100
Zionsville, IN 46077

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