Saunders Cervical Home Traction Device Review

Saunders Cervical Home Traction

The cervical home traction device by Saunders is one of the pricier models we reviewed, but it also offers some pretty impressive results, which make it worth every penny.

Cost-Effective Saunders Cervical Traction Device

This model will allow you to save thousands of dollars that would otherwise be spent on costly chiropractor visits. And the fact that the traction therapy device has a reputation for putting a stop to chronic neck pain almost instantly is what makes it one of Saunder’s top-selling models.

We looked at reviews on this unit and other related products to determine the comparative quality of therapy offered by each item. The Saunders device offers the best system with traction forces designed to provide pain relief similar to a clinic.

Saunders Cervical Home Traction Device Overview

This powerful decompression system designed by Saunders can help anyone who’s suffering from chronic neck pain. The product is designed best 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.

Maximum Force

This Saunders cervical home traction model is easy to use and arrives fully assembled. Products can also fit a wide variety of neck sizes and is both safe and comfortable to use. The innovative traction therapy products’ design also allows the user to operate this device alone.


Highly portable, this product also comes with a convenient carrying case. Bringing the cervical traction device with you anywhere can make it easy to continue consistent home traction without assistance, similar to clinical traction and physical therapy for pain relief. The cervical traction device requires no assembly and is ready to use, making it convenient to take it with you in the carrying case as needed.

Simple and Ready to Use

A customer often reported that while operating the Saunders cervical traction device is simple it can take some time to get the hang of choosing the right pressure level and adjustment since the user has total control of the pressure and distribution of traction force. For a new customer, it’s a good idea for a new customer to read the user’s guide before operating the device and cervical traction unit.

Strength of Design

The Saunders cervical traction device stretches the neck powerfully and does so safely and gently. Using the device creates 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 in the cervical region neck muscles. It can also help open up space where the nerves exit the spinal canal, which will relieve the pressure applied to a compressed nerve.

Effectiveness of Treatment

Consistently using this patented pneumatic system ensures a better way for nutrients to enter the area and speed up the healing process as well. This physical therapy treatment will help to stretch the joint structures, traction stretching to the cervical region neck muscles. Studies have shown that proper treatment can be one of the fastest ways to stop neck pain and recover from injury for the long term.

Instructions for Use

Extremely easy to use, lie down in a supine position and place your head on the neck cushions. Secure the back of the head to the Saunders cervical traction device with the included perfect fit strap 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 slowly pulls the head from the body, stretching the deep muscles in the neck and taking pressure off the vertebrae.

Experiencing Discomfort

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. Patient compliance and satisfaction research on the product 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. The cervical traction device is designed to provide relief, requires no assembly, and enables home traction without assistance. It offers a customizable incline from 15 to 25 degrees (most treatments won’t require more than 15 to 25 degrees incline).

Recommended Application

We recommend starting a treatment slowly and gradually, in order to avoid using too much pressure and traction stretching to the cervical spine. While using a greater amount of pressure can help to reduce severe pain instantly with therapy, the pain tends to come back later in the day and will hurt even more than it did before. Turn the pressure up gradually, using the patented pump design (incorporates easy to read pressure gauge to provide traction force accuracy and leak-free performance) stopping when you feel a comfortable stretch.

Use Caution

This is a high-quality, heavy-duty piece of medical equipment and it features a quick-release button that can be used if a customer feels the need to stop the process immediately. It’s recommended that every customer speaks with a 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.

Safety Features

The patented pump design features an easy to use click in place mechanism for releasing, sustaining and pumping the traction. The included gauge provides pressure level in pounds in order to best allow for total control with precise and consistent treatment by viewing the amount of force at all times. At maximum, the item applies up to 50 pounds of traction forces (be careful not to apply too much pressure, most treatments won’t require a full 50 pounds).

Insurance Coverage

Most insurance companies also cover the Saunders cervical traction device, with written proof by a physical therapist or doctor stating that this type of home cervical traction treatment is medically necessary rather than clinical traction.

Cervical Traction Device Pros and Cons


Many customers in their item reviews felt that this product 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. The click-in-place patented pump design incorporates an easy-to-read pressure gauge to guarantee safer product use by customers. With this model, you won’t have to worry about jaw pain caused by pressure applied to the face while treating neck pain, as long as you don’t turn the pressure up too high and can see the force at all times.

Convenience and Adjustability

The patented self-adjusting neck wedges allow the user to adjust the width for a more customized perfect fit to the back of the head. This is what makes this product compatible with every neck size. The patented self-adjusting neck wedges are also removable and easy to clean in between treatments if necessary.

Trusted by Health Care Professionals

This is a popular model that is doctor approved and it’s a good alternative to costly treatments. A customer was often able to experience results after just one or two treatments. The product is designed to provide relief prevent compression of the TMJ joints in order to avoid injury.


Some customers in their unit reviews reported increasing 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, start at twelve pounds. Do not increase the pressure past thirty pounds during the first few treatments.

High Price of the Device

One of the biggest customer complaints in customer reviews about this device was the steep price. However, most users in their unit reviews felt that the high cost was worth the results of the product.

Related Products

Customers who are on a tight budget recommended the Pronex cervical traction device, a related product available at a much more affordable price and includes many of the same product features and avoids compression of the TMJ.

Saunders Traction Device Conclusion and Rating

Definitely effective, this device by Saunders is one of their best selling models and products according to patient compliance and satisfaction unit reviews data. 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, according to item reviews. In fact, customer reviews gave the product an impressive four and a half stars out of five stars rating.

Saunders Cervical Home Traction Device

January 19, 2017