Cervical traction is a type of treatment for certain neck disorders. The main purpose of cervical traction is to relieve pain.
- Immobilizing and supporting the weight of the head.
- Separating the vertebrae and the facet joints, therefore, relieving pressure on the nerve roots, discs and any arterial or venous structures in the vertebral foramina.
- Puts the head in good postural alignment.
- Stretches the spinal musculature which relaxes the muscles around the cervical spine.
- Blood flow effects.
- Whiplash injuries.
- Musculature and ligamentous strains.
- Arthritic changes.
- Migraine and other headaches.
- Cervical disc protrusions.