The Theratrac Glide Cervical Traction Unit (by PMT) is a top-of-the-line cervical traction device.
The Theratrac Glide focuses on healing any neck pain while maintaining user comfort.
The traction system utilizes cables connected to a track which smoothly moves your head up and down. The user can control the amount of traction by using the dial attached to the device. This unit is similar to the Saunders Cervical Traction Device yet costs much less which is a win:win.
Compared to over-the-door and inflatable traction devices, the Theratrac Glide does not constrict your head and neck because of the adjustable foam neck pads.
The Theratrac Glide Cervical Traction Unit alleviates neck tension, tightness, and pain while delivering it with maximum user comfort. The Cervical Traction system is operated by an easy to use dial which controls the cable system to increase or decrease head elevation smoothly. The cable system always ensures a comfortable transition because the neck is at a 30-degree angle and is not constricted in any way, unlike an over-the-door or inflation system.
The neck pad width can be adjusted to fit the unique shape of your body by twisting the knobs on the sides of the device. While using the device, lay in a supine position flat on your back and it is recommended to have your legs elevated.
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.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CERVICAL TRACTION?
Cervical traction devices such as the TheraTrac Glide 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
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 THERATRAC GLIDE CERVICAL TRACTION DEVICE
The Theratrac Glide 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 THERATRAC GLIDE CERVICAL TRACTION DEVICE?
Persons with the following conditions can use the cervical traction device:
Nerve root compression
It’s crucial to note that persons with the following conditions shouldn’t use the traction device:
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.
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 TheraTrac 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 THERATRAC GLIDE 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 THERATRAC GLIDE 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 TheraTrac Glide 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 TheraTrac Glide 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 THERATRAC GLIDE
Some of the accessories that come with the traction device include:
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:
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.
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"
12 MONTH MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY
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 THERATRAC 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 THERATRAC 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 THERATRAC 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.
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