Posture Pump Dual Disc Hydrator 1400D Review

Dual-Disc-Hydrator-by-Posture-PumpThe dual disc hydrator 1400D by Posture Pump has the reputation of being one of the most comfortable cervical traction models on the market. The 1400 has received a total revamp from Posture Pump’s past model the 1100. This model is designed to decompress the neck in two different areas, providing even more pain and pressure relief.

Posture Pump Hydrator Overview

When it comes to neck and upper back pain, there are a number of benefits that come with using this cervical traction device. During treatment, the neck is gently pulled in order to stretch the area. While the neck is stretching the spine is stretched a little as well. If nerves in the spine are pinched, this can work to take some of the pressure off it and in turn minimize chronic back pain.

Each treatment is ten to fifteen minutes in length, but the results you’ll feel are immediate.

This device can be used to treat upper back and neck tightness, pinched nerves and herniated discs.

As we have mentioned, this treatment is also highly effective for treating bulging discs, which can also pinch nerves if they lose enough fluid in the middle. By gently pulling the spine apart, these treatments will help the disc’s fluid to slip back into place.

When it comes to treating headaches, this device can work to stretch the muscles located at the base of the skull and the back of the neck. These muscles can cause chronic headaches when they get too tight.

While cervical traction treatment is a great option for many conditions, there are some conditions in which using this device would not be safe. This includes people with osteoporosis, people just recovering from a spinal fusion surgery and those affected by spinal problems where the bones in the spine constantly slip out of alignment.

This innovative model has incorporated a couple of angled EED air cells which will shape and decompress the neck and upper back area. This focuses on treating compressive upper body posture. The addition of the comfort visor provides added support. It focuses on firmly molding to the shape of the user’s neck, completely bypassing the jaw and chin so there’s absolutely no contact. This is a huge benefit for consumers who suffer from TMJ pain or for those who have failed to use their cervical traction device consistently in the past because of the pain it may have caused in those areas.

This device also won’t hyper extend the neck. Utilizing only moderate levels of pressure, the Dual will provide comfortable disc hydration and compression while also restoring and shaping the neck curve.

The Dual will also relieve painful upper back and neck stiffness, fatigue and headaches, decrease disc bulging, correct and reduce forward neck, head, and upper back posture, improve range of motion and flexibility and it will also apply reversing pressure to the upper back area.

This model produced by Posture Pro works to gradually separate and stretch the back and neck joints, which allows them to fall back into their curved shape. As the spine is curved and stretched over angled air cells, compression will be removed from the discs, so fluid that’s nutrient rich can be effectively absorbed into the joints.

When the spine is forced out of its natural curved shape it can cause loss of joint lubrication and ultimately disc compression. When the joints are dry, they will age rapidly and wear unevenly, which can cause pain, stiffness, and discomfort in the back.

Using this device to limber up vertebrae can provide impressive results and a healthier spine. Because this model is hand operated, the user will be able to fully control the pressure.

In order to get the best results from the treatment you’ll need to use this device on a completely flat, hard surface, otherwise, treatment will not be very effective.

Posture Pump Pros and Cons

Posture-Pump-Dual-Disc-HydratorPros: The Dual works to relieve headaches and neck stiffness and helps to instantly treat the cause of discomfort. Described as very lightweight and portable, this model is easy to setup and operate and it’s designed with travel in mind. The manufacturer recommends using this model for just ten or fifteen minutes, one to two times a day. The lightweight design allows you to take this device wherever you go, for fast, easy treatment.

Consumers suffering from chronic pain reported an overall reduction in daily pain after using this machine one to two times daily for a period of two weeks. Consistent use is crucial to successful treatment. Many consumers also stated that during the first week or two of use they experienced sore and tender neck muscles, but with persistence, the tender muscles will slowly become used to the treatment.

While some consumers felt that this model was a bit on the pricey side, many consumers felt that the Dual was worth every penny.

Cons: One consumer ran into a problem with the device’s bladder. After a period of just one month, they reported that the device began to leak air rapidly. Upon further inspection they found that the seams loosened after frequent use, causing the air to escape. Fortunately, this issue is covered under the product warranty, so the device can be exchanged for a new model. The manufacturer recommends slowly pumping up the pressure in order to avoid this problem.

Other consumers had issues with the Dual’s fit, even when they ordered the correct size. Some consumers felt that the device was simply uncomfortable to use, even when it was set at a lower pressure. Others felt that treatment exacerbated their condition.

Prior to use, meet with your physician or physical therapist in order to determine if this device will be safe and effective for you to use. A physician can also recommend a safe treatment plan and an appropriate level of pressure.

Consumers who were looking for a more traditional cervical traction model recommended the ComforTrac cervical traction unit, a device which is also highly adjustable and portable.

Dual Conclusion and Rating

Consumers gave Posture Pump Dual Disc Hydrator 1400D a rating of four out of five stars for adjustment options, portability, quality, and results. The different size options were also a huge selling point for this device and really helped the Dual to standout from competitors.