What is a Cervical Traction Device?

Updated: Jan 14

What is a Cervical Traction Device?

A cervical traction device is a small, C-shaped device used to restore or maintain the natural curvature in the neck and spine.

How do you use it?

  1. Rest in a supine position - Find a place where you can lay down or sit back for about 3-5 minutes initially when doing the exercise - a bed, sofa, or floor works best.

  2. Place it behind the neck - Locate the neck support of the device around the middle of your neck. Start with gentle traction. Gently reposition your neck up or down on the device to locate the most comfortable position for your neck.

  3. Bent knees - Bend your knees or stack some pillows under your knees for support.

  4. Head should be about 1/4" or 1/2" away from surface - Once comfortable, allow your neck to settle further into the support. Taking slow. deep breaths helps to relax.