Features of Saunders Home Cervical Traction Unit
- Safe Neck Traction at Home
- A proven alternative to surgery for some patients
- Traction forces are directed to the back of the head to prevent compression of the TMJ.
- Easy to read pressure gauge provides total control of the force at all times
- The blow-off valve limits the amount of force that can be applied
- Effective at Home Cervical Traction Treatment
- A cost-effective option for continuous clinical care
- The innovative design replicates clinical traction and promotes consistency of treatment
- Positioning alternatives allow varying treatment options for the clinician
- A patented pneumatic system ensures reliable force accuracy and leak-free performance
- Easy to use
- A portable treatment solution that increases patient compliance and satisfaction
- Patented self-adjusting neck wedges ensure a perfect fit on the Saunders Cervical Traction.
- The patented pump design incorporates a simple "click in place" mechanism
- Quick and simple patient set-up enables home traction without assistance
Benefits of Saunders Traction Device
- Traction effectiveness for the following conditions:
- Herniated Discs
- Nerve root compression
- Degenerative disc disease
- Pulling forces distract vertebrae relieving pain on nerve roots
- Mobilizes and stretches muscles, ligaments, and joints
- Decrease muscle spasm
- Improves spinal nutrition by increasing blood flow
- Improves overall spinal function
Components of this Cervical Traction Device
- Neck Carriage
- Neck Wedges
- Adjustment Knob
- Base Pad
- Hand Pump with Gauge
- Angle Adjuster
- Bottom Position
- Medium Position
- Top Position
- Head Pad
When to buy Home Neck Traction Device?
Depending upon the advice of your health care provider, cervical traction can be used to treat these conditions:
- Muscle tightness
- Joint stiffness
- Herniated discs
- Nerve root compression
When should you avoid using this device?
Traction should not be used to treat these conditions:
- Acute or traumatic injury
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Spinal instability
- Spinal cord compression
- Infections and inflammatory diseases
- Any other conditions that may be made worse by movement
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How to use Saunders Home Traction Unit?
Preparing for Treatment
- Place it on a carpeted floor or another firm surface. Check to make sure that the bottom of the unit is not pinching the air hose. Make sure you have enough room to lie down in a comfortable position.
- Separate the neck wedges by rotating either of the black adjustment knobs so that your neck fits easily between the wedges. You can make additional adjustments after you lie down in the Saunders Cervical Traction device.
Note: Do not over-rotate the adjustment knobs. This will result in stripping the internal gear.
- Loosen the adjustable head strap.
- Ensure the device is in the starting position - the neck carriage should be touching the base. If not, rotate the gauge housing to the “Release” position.
- Set the traction angle your health care provider prescribed by squeezing and sliding the tabs on both sides of the Angle Adjuster until it locks into place.
Angle Adjuster Positions:
- Top = 15 degrees
- Middle = 20 degrees
- Bottom = 25 degrees
Note: If your healthcare provider did not specify the angle of pull, leave the Angle Adjuster in the top position.
- Place the pump in a position so you can reach it during treatment.
- Set a timer for the length of treatment (not included with this device). You are now ready to use.
- Lie on your back, positioning your body so the neck wedges cradle the middle or narrowest part of your neck and your head rests comfortably on the head pad. The neck wedges should contact your neck midway between the tips of your earlobes and the top of your shoulders.
- Turn either of the adjustment knobs until the wedges have moved firmly against both sides of the neck.
- As you settle into this, the neck wedges may slightly rotate and self-adjust to the contour of your head and neck. You can rotate the wedges manually as needed to a comfortable fit.
- Secure the head strap over your forehead, just above the browline. This strap should fit snugly.
- Apply traction using the pump.
How to clean this unit?
- All surfaces must be cleaned with a mild detergent or disinfectant.
- Do not immerse the unit in water.
- If the unit is transferred between different users, all surfaces should be cleaned using standard cleaning techniques paying particular attention to the components that come in contact with the body. It is recommended to use a new head strap.
Saunders Home Traction Unit User Guide
Warning & Precautions
- The sale of this device is restricted to individuals by or on the order of a physician.
- The instructions provided by your healthcare provider should be followed precisely.
- Do not exceed the recommendations of your healthcare provider
- Exceeding these recommendations may aggravate an existing condition or cause additional injury.
- Traction should never cause pain.
- A stretching sensation or slight discomfort may be felt during treatment.
- If pain is increased in the neck, back, arms, or legs, or if you experience dizziness, nausea, or any other type of pain or discomfort during or after treatment, discontinue use immediately and consult your health care provider before further use.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How often per day can you use the device, and for how long?
The user is advised to consult with a physical therapist to determine this. It's safer to get medical advice on specific individual circumstances.
2. How much does it weigh?
It weighs approximately 9 pounds. Moreover, the Cervical Traction comes in its own case with a strap and is easy to carry.
3. How long should you wear a neck traction device?
On average, one should use the traction for about 15 to 20 minutes each session. If the pain increases while using the cervical traction device, you must stop using it and consult your physical therapist or doctor.
4. Is there a need to clean Saunders Home Traction Unit?
The Saunders Cervical Traction Device should be cleaned with a mild detergent or disinfectant. Do not immerse in water.
5. Can cervical traction improve neck pain?
Cervical traction stretches out the vertebrae and muscles and has been proven to relieve pressure and pain. Most have reported that their pain was significantly reduced immediately after the treatment.
Saunders Neck Traction Warranty
Saunders Cervical Traction Device is warrantied to be free from defects in workmanship and materials for one year.
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