Cervical Traction, Muscular Spasm of Cervical Muscles

Comfortrac Cervical Traction

ComforTrac Cervical Traction

Cervical Traction Protocols

MUSCULAR SPASM OF CERVICAL MUSCLES

Cervical traction may be effective in helping to relax muscular spasms of the cervical spine. Be sure that 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: Sustained tension
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)
Intermittent tension setting: 2:1 up to 4:1 ratio of tension to rest (e.g. 2-4 minutes on, 1 minute rest)

SESSIONS PER DAY: 1-3