Saunders Cervical Home Traction Device Review

Saunders Cervical Home TractionThe cervical home traction device by Saunders is one of the pricier models we reviewed, but it also offers some pretty impressive results, which make worth every penny. This model will allow you to save thousands of dollars that would otherwise be spent on costly chiropractor visits. And the fact that it has a reputation for putting a stop to chronic neck pain almost instantly is what makes it one of Saunders top selling models.

Cervical Home Traction Treatment Overview

This powerful decompression system designed by Saunders can help anyone who’s suffering from chronic neck pain. It’s designed to treat pinched nerves in the shoulders and neck, bulging or herniated discs in the cervical spine, arthritis in the neck, neck strains, and muscle spasms.

This model features up to fifty pounds of traction force, is easy to use and arrives fully assemble. It can also fit a wide variety of neck sizes and is both safe and comfortable to use. The innovative design also allows the user to operate this device alone.

Highly portable, this model also comes with a convenient carrying case.

Many consumers reported that while operating the device is simple it can take some time to get the hang of choosing the right pressure level.

The device is used to powerfully stretch the neck and does so in a safe and gentle manner. Using the device works to create a slight distance between the cervical discs, which in turn helps to relieve pressure on the discs, muscles, and nerves. By minimizing the pressure applied to the discs you’ll experience almost immediate pain relief. It can also help to open up space where the nerves exit the spinal canal, which will relieve pressure that’s been applied to a compressed nerve.

Using this model consistently can also allow for nutrients to enter the area and speed up the healing process.

Treatment will help to stretch the joint structures and muscles around the neck.

Studies have shown that proper treatment can be one of the fastest ways to stop neck pain for the long term.

Extremely easy to use, simply lie down on a flat surface and place your head on the neck cushions. Next, use the included strap to secure your head to the device and begin to slowly increase the pressure using the included hand pump, until you reach a comfortable pressure level. As you’re pumping it up, the device works to slowly pull the head from the body, stretching the deep muscles in the neck and taking pressure off the vertebrae.

Normally, when you do a neck traction treatment, you may have noticed how uncomfortable it can be.

Saunders Cervical Home Traction DeviceTraction treatment commonly feels like the muscles in the neck resist the traction. Research has shown that most muscle resistance can be significantly reduced by using supine traction. This Saunders model offers reclined traction in order to increase the decompression effectively and maximize relaxation. It offers a customizable incline from fifteen to twenty-five degrees.

We recommend starting a treatment slowly and gradually, in order to avoid using too much pressure. While using a greater amount of pressure can help to reduce severe pain instantly, the pain tends to come back later in the day and will hurt even more than it did before. Turn the pressure up gradually, stopping when you feel a comfortable stretch.

This is a high quality, heavy duty piece of medical equipment and it features a quick release button that can be used if you feel you need to stop treatment immediately. It’s recommended that you speak with your physical therapist or doctor prior to treatment for instructions regarding the pressure level, the length of a treatment session and how frequently treatment is needed.

The patented pump design features an easy to use click in place mechanism for releasing, sustaining and pumping the traction.

The included gauge reads the pressure level in pounds in order to allow for more precise and consistent treatment.

This device is also covered by most insurance companies, with written proof by a physical therapist or doctor stating that this type of home treatment is medically necessary.

Saunders Home Neck Treatment Device Pros and Cons

Pros: Many consumers felt that this model was definitely easier to use than an over the door traction model and much more comfortable than inflatable traction devices, which tend to apply too much pressure. With this model, you won’t have to worry about jaw pain caused by pressure applied to the face during treatment, as long as you don’t turn the pressure up too high.

The neck wedges used as highly adjustable, allowing the user to adjust the width for a more customized fit. This is what makes this model compatible with every neck size.

This a popular model that is doctor approved and it’s a good alternative to costly treatments.

Most consumers were able to experience results after just one or two treatments.

The neck wedges are removable and easy to clean.

Cons: Some consumers reported feeling an increase in neck pain and soreness the day after treatment. This is often a result of turning the pressure up at a level that’s higher than needed. When you first begin treatment, start at twelve pounds. Do not increase the pressure past thirty pounds during the first few treatments.

One of the biggest consumer complaints about this device was the steep price. However, most users felt that the high cost was worth the results.

Consumers who are on a tight budget recommended the Pronex cervical traction device, which is available at a much more affordable price and includes many of the same features.

Cervical Traction Device Conclusion and Rating

Definitely effective, this device by Saunders is one of their biggest selling models.

Highly controllable and offering a more custom fit, Saunders Cervical Home Traction Device comes highly recommended by consumers for the effective results, ease of use, high portability, and overall quality. In fact, consumers gave it an impressive four and a half stars out of five stars rating.