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Saunders Cervical Traction Device Review (199594)

The Saunders® Cervical Traction Device with traction case is designed to provide safe and effective traction (stretching) to the cervical region (neck). The device requires no assembly and comes ready to use. It does not require electricity and is made of high-quality medical-grade materials. 

The Saunders Cervical Traction Device is used to treat cervical region pain and any other related injuries. The traction device requires no assembly and is therefore very easy to use. It requires a prescription from a physician for you to buy or use it. 

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Treatment Guidelines

Saunders Cervical Traction Treatment Guidelines




What Is Cervical Traction?

Cervical traction is a technique used to gently pull your head from the neck to reduce pressure on the spine. It’s a safe alternative for eliminating neck pain as opposed to using surgeries and drugs. You can use it at home or as part of therapy treatment. 

It’s a highly effective technique that’s easy and fast-acting. In this article, we explain everything you need to know about this technique, give a product preview of the Saunders Cervical Traction Device and look at the frequently asked questions.

What Are the Benefits of Cervical Traction?

Cervical traction devices such as the Saunders Cervical Traction Device alleviate pains from the neck region. Some of the conditions associated with the cervical region include sprains, pinched nerves, herniated discs, spasms, cervical spondylosis, and pain in joints. 

Cervical traction works by stretching the muscles and the spine, relieving pain and pressure. The main benefits of this technique include: 

  • Relaxes joints and muscles
  • Alleviates pain from spasms, sprains, and joints
  • Treats and flattens bulging
  • Improves mobility 
  • Enhances alignment of the spine
  • Improves posture and gait
  • Treats people with pinched nerves and neck pains

What Are the Types of Cervical Traction?

The three main types of cervical traction include:

Manual Cervical Traction

Manual cervical traction is the manual pulling of the head from your neck. A physiotherapist usually does it as you lay down on a table. They gently pull your head and hold it at one position before releasing and repeating the same process. Your physiotherapists repeat this process until the proper adjustments are made. 

Mechanical Cervical Traction

Like manual cervical traction, mechanical cervical traction is also performed by a physiotherapist. But, this type uses a harness that’s attached or hooked to a system of weights. The machine applies traction force to pull your head from the neck or spine. 

Over the Door Cervical Traction

Over the door cervical traction is for home use. It has a harness connected to a pulley system that goes over a door. This traction device can be used while sitting, standing, or lying down. 

The Saunders Cervical Traction Device

The Saunders Cervical Traction Device is among the best traction devices in the market. It’s designed with easy-to-use features, making it an excellent device for any person. Its primary purpose is to realign the spine and neck using the traction method. 

The device has a pressure gauge that’s easy to read and measures in both kilograms and pounds. You can adjust it in three different angles to ensure you get the best position effective for your healing. It comes assembled, meaning you don’t have to waste time reading the manual or trying to understand how to assemble it. 

The neck wedges of the cervical traction device can adjust to any neck size with just a turn of the knob to either side. Additionally, it has a carrying case, a head strap sleeve, and a user’s guide to ensure every user gets the best results. 

Who Can Use the Saunders Cervical Traction Device?

Persons with the following conditions can use the cervical traction device:

  • Nerve root compression
  • Headaches
  • Muscle tightness
  • Herniated discs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint stiffness

It’s crucial to note that persons with the following conditions shouldn’t use the traction device:

  • Fracture
  • Spinal instability
  • Malignancy
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Inflammatory diseases and infections
  • Conditions made worse by a range of motion

Be sure to consult your doctor or physiotherapist before using this product. 

How To Use the Cervical Traction Device?

Designed with your utmost comfort and rehabilitation in mind. This compact and lightweight device effectively stretches and re-aligns the neck and spine with the assistance of a pump to achieve the perfect traction specific to your preferences. This device is entirely user-controlled with an easy-read gauge measuring units in both pounds and kilograms, as well as 3 adjustable angles (15, 20 and 25-degree angles); ensuring a personalized healing experience for each patient. The device comes already assembled and no further assembly is needed.

Here are the steps to follow when using the Traction Device. The steps are divided into three main stages: preparation, applying, and cleaning the cervical traction.


Prepare for Traction 

In the first stage, find a comfortable place, preferably a firm surface and lie down. Separate the wedges as you adjust them to ensure your neck is placed between them. Then, loosen the head strap and set the device to an angle recommended by your doctor. Finally, use a timer to help you get the best results as per your treatment. 

Apply Traction 

In this stage, lie down in a comfortable position such that your neck is in between the neck wedges and your head on the head pad. Note that as you settle your body into the device, the wedges may slightly adjust or rotate. Be sure to adjust the wedges by turning the knobs to ensure your neck has no discomfort.

Fit the headband by securing it tightly around your head and over your forehead. Lastly, switch on the harness pump and apply traction. 

Clean the Traction Device After Use

After using the Saunders traction device, it’s recommended that you use a disinfectant to clean the surfaces. Avoid immersing the device in water.

Most importantly, if multiple persons use the device, be sure to clean it thoroughly after use. Focus on areas that are in constant contact with your body, such as the neck wedges. You can use a new head pad or strap to avoid sharing.

How To Maintain the Saunders Cervical Traction Device?

To maintain the traction device, clean it using suitable disinfectants as recommended by the manufacturer. Also, please place it in a safe place and avoid dipping it in water. 

Benefits of Using the Saunders Traction Device

There are various benefits of using the traction device, including:

Easy To use

The traction device comes assembled, which makes it simple to use. It has self-adjusting neck wedges and can rotate to three different angles by just turning a knob. In addition, it has a pressure gauge that’s easy to use, helping patients apply the force required for their treatment. 


Using a Saunders Traction Device is cost-effective compared to treating neck pain using other treatments such as surgery. It’s an excellent alternative for those who dislike invasive surgeries and treatments. In addition, once you buy it, you can use it for an extended period as long as you maintain it properly. 


The traction device is light in weight, making it portable. You can use it in your office, at home, or during a vacation. This is very helpful to patients that have to travel from one place to another due to a job or other personal reasons.


Using the Saunders Traction Device can help you alleviate your neck pain at the comfort of your home. It reduces the need to use pain killers now and then, which can be pretty addictive and harmful to your health. 


  • No assembly required due to the device’s integrated design
  • Handheld pump with pressure relief valve increases or decreases traction force
  • Applies up to 50 pounds of traction force
  • Neck wedges adjust to any neck size with the turn of a knob on either side of the device
  • Built-in angle adjustment with the options for 15 degrees, 20 degrees, and 25 degrees
  • No wire extension loop
  • Includes removable head strap sleeve, carrying case, and a user's guide

Additional Accessories With the Saunders Cervical Traction Device

Some of the accessories that come with the traction device include:

  • User’s guide
  • Carrying case
  • Angle adjuster
  • Cervical hand pump
  • Head pads and straps

Alternatives to Using This Product

Other alternatives you can use to treat your spine or neck pain include:

Yoga Poses

Neck pain can be pretty uncomfortable, especially since it leads to headaches and can extend to your back and shoulders. Yoga poses can help you get rid of neck pain as long as you master the correct poses. Through yoga, you can learn to release any tension in your body. 


If you experience an injury, you can take a day or two to rest the injury. Once it’s relaxed, begin its healing process through stretches. A physiotherapist can come in handy in guiding you on the best stretches to alleviate your pain. 

Walk-Up Right

There are times when you might have neck, spine or back pain due to a poor walking posture. It’s essential that you walk up-right to reduce any tensions in your body and stretch your muscles. 

Visit a Doctor

While you can buy pain killers over the counter, it’s best to consult your doctor once you start experiencing neck pain. You might be having internal injuries or a concussion, which may not be easy to diagnose. If you experience numbness or prolonged pain, it’s best to visit your doctor. 


  • Dimensions: 11" x 15"
  • Weight: 9lb


This product is covered by a 12 Month Manufacturers Warranty.
For warranty coverage, the patient must have Order/Prescription from Doctor or Physical Therapist

Returns can not be authorized or accepted on this item due to the medical nature of the product. Warranty Service Only

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use the Saunders Cervical Traction Device for Back Pain?

Yes. You can use the traction device to alleviate back pain but consult your doctor first to get a correct prescription.

How Frequent Should I Use the Cervical Traction Device?

There are different types of neck pains depending on the severity and cause. It’s best to consult with your doctor to know how frequently you can use your traction device for effective results. 

How Long Should I Use the Saunders Traction Device?

There’s no standard time as to how long you should use the traction device. It depends on your doctor’s orders and prescription. Be sure to consult your doctor before using this device, but you can start with a ten-minute interval to see how it works. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Cervical Traction?

Persons of any age can use cervical traction devices. However, it’s best to check with your doctor to verify if your condition can be treated using a traction device. Persons with inflammatory diseases, malignancy, fracture and spine instability shouldn’t use the traction devices. 

Does the Saunders Cervical Traction Device Have a Warranty?

Yes. The traction has a warranty period of one year. Within that period, a replacement for a malfunctioning part or unit can get issued. However, note that you cannot return the device due to the medical nature of the product. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Marc Fiore
Room for improvement

Not a fan of the head strap. Not adjustable for placement on head. Not that comfortable

Stephen Mullis
Saunders cervical traction

Seems to give my wife some relief in between visits to the Physical therapist who has the commercial version.

Bradley Hennon
Provided me relief when nothing else was working

Was going to PT and several doctors for neck pain. This is the thing that gave me the most relief. Works great.

Miriyam Gevirtz

Saunders Cervical Traction Unit.

Absolutely the greatest for back and neck pain relief.

Meridith Lavy
I love it!

It is very easy to use!