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A Deeper Look at Cervical Neck Traction Systems

Posted Sep 12 2008 3:20am

What is the Difference between the Pronex Cervical traction Unit and the Posture Pump 1000?


Pronex Cervical Traction Unit
Summary
The Pronex Pneumatic Cervical Traction unit is special because it cradles the reclining patient's head and neck on two soft foam cushions. One cushion supports the occiput (base of the head) and the other rests against the upper trapezius (upper shoulder area). An air-inflated bellows between them and provides more than 20 lbs of continuously adjustable traction. As the bellows expands, it lifts the head upward supporting the cervical curve and maintaining an even distraction (stretch) in the anterior (front) and posterior (back) cervical discs. Patients have total control over the amount of traction applied. Squeezing an inflator bulb increases the pressure, a release knob gently reduces it. There's no strain on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

Type of traction:
The Pronex Pneumatic Cervical tractin unit provides an even distraction in the anterior and posterior cervical discs

Amount of Pounds of Pressure that can Be Applied:
With the Pronex traction unit, An air-inflated bellows between them is capable of providing up to 35 lbs of continuously adjustable traction.
Sizes Available:
Regular, Large, X-Large
What are the Pronex Sizes::









Regular14" to 16" neckRegular fits 65% of the general population and most women.
Large17" to 18" neckLarge fits 33% of the general population and most men.
Wide19" to 21" neckWide fits 2%. It is for patients with necks like football players.

  • Most women of typical height, weight and neck size, 14" - 16" will be comfortable in a Regular. When in doubt, order the Large size.
  • Most men of typical height, weight and neck size, 17" - 18", will be comfortable in a Large. When in doubt, order the Large size.
  • An individual, man or woman, having large shoulders and neck, or having a "bull" or short neck, usually a neck size greater than 18", will likely be most comfortable using a Wide Pronex.

Do the devices allow for relaxation of the muscles around the temporomandibular joint and the posterior cervical region?
Yes
Indications for use:

  • Pain or stiffness when moving neck
  • Numbness in hand(s) or arm(s)
  • Tingling in hand(s) or arms(s)
  • Weakness in hand(s) or arms(s)
  • Pain or numbness in shoulders
  • Pain or numbness in chest
  • Pain between shoulders
  • Muscle spasms in neck or shoulders

For More Information:
Pronex Pneumatic Cervical Traction System
Pronex Traction Unit- Neck Traction to stop neck pain

Pronex Cervical Traction System, Click here for more information


Cervical Traction Posture Pump 1000


Summary
The Posture PumpĀ® Cervical Traction Posture Pump 1000 is a unique and simple looking device which can be inflated to extend and stretch the cervical spine. It can be localized low, mid or upper cervical spine. The Cervical Traction Posture Pump carefully lifts and separates the neck and back joints in a unique way. Traction, hanging devices, massage units, vibrators, special pillows and regular exercise cannot. Special expanding air cells angled into the spine activate the "bellows or sponge-like" function of the discs, producing a warm, relaxed feeling through the neck and back. Patented up and down motion reinforces the spine's natural "c" curve shape and promotes joint lubrication, joint nutrition, flexibility and the correct posture.
Amount of Pounds of Pressure that can Be Applied:
An air-inflated bellows between them is capable of providing up to 8 PSI
Sizes Available:
The Posture Pump Neck Traction Unit comes in only one Size
Do the devices allow for relaxation of the muscles around the temporomandibular joint and the posterior cervical region?
Yes
Do the devices allow for relaxation of the muscles around the temporomandibular joint and the posterior cervical region?
If you have TMJ weakness or pain, relocate the restraint into forward open slots and remove the chin restraints
For More Information:
Cervical Traction Posture Pump 1000

Posture Pump 1000 Information, Click Here for more information

Please consult with a medical professional prior to using any neck traction device
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