Cervical Traction, Headaches

Comfortrac Cervical Traction

ComforTrac Cervical Traction

Cervical Traction Protocols

HEADACHES

Cervical traction may be used for Radiculopathy as long as the cervical spine has been cleared for any of the Recommended for Use information mentioned within the General Guidelines section. Traction may also be more beneficial when used with other modalities such as cold, heat, ultrasound, etc.

 

SUGGESTED SETTINGS

GENERAL:
Tension: 10 – 30 pounds (may be increased up to 7-10% of patient body weight)
Tension type: Intermittent tension; 2:1 up to 4:1 ratio of tension to rest (e.g. 2-4 minutes on, 1 minute rest)
Treatment Time: 10-15 minutes

VARIATIONS:
Upper cervical region = 10 degrees flexion (slide stand in upper most position)
Middle cervical region = 15 degrees flexion (slide stand in middle position)
Lower cervical region = 20 degrees flexion (slide stand in lower most position)
Sustained tension setting: Apply sustained tension to cervical spine with periodic rests during the 10-15 minute treatment time

SESSIONS PER DAY: 1-3


RELATED RESEARCH

Headaches of Cervical Origin by ChiroWeb

One of the most common symptoms in today’s society is headache, for which some 42 million Americans seek care each year.1 The type of treatment they receive should be highly dependent on the type of headache they have, to ensure the utmost success in relieving the headache without prolonging the pain and extra cost of erroneous treatment. more