In this weeks’ blog from Orthomedical India, we shall discuss Cervical disc, a very common form of neck ailment these days and traction therapy as a treatment option for it. This discussion is based on inputs from Cleveland. Cervical disc is caused by an abnormality in one or more discs, the cushions that lie between the neck bones (vertebrae). When a disc is damaged, due to arthritis or an unknown cause, it can lead to neck pain from inflammation or muscle spasms. In severe cases, pain and numbness can occur in the arms from nerve irritation or damage.
While pain relievers, physical therapy, neck traction, and as a last resort, surgery, can help ease neck pain from cervical disc disease. In this context of physical therapy and neck traction therapy, it would be worthwhile do discuss the treatment and pain relief provided by Disk Dr. Disk Dr. neck traction device is recommended for neck pain relief, herniated cervical disc, neck traction therapy, neck treatment and radiculopathy.
Disk Dr. Neck is an ambulatory traction device which helps to reduce intra-discal pressure by relieving neck pain and assisting patient recovery using innovative expansion system. Traction device – Disk Dr. Neck has patented vertical expansion air pads on the rear. This is a unique mechanism that greatly eases pain and helps patient’s recovery.
There are also simple lifestyle measures which can accentuate the traction therapy of Disk Dr. Neck.
Take It Easy :
If you’re living with cervical disc disease and have increased neck pain from injury or muscle pain, it’s important to temporarily ease back on intense activities. While you are resting, find a comfortable position — one that causes you the least amount of neck pain. .Stretch:
Once you are feeling well enough and your doctor gives permission, practice stretching exercises to both relieve neck pain and improve your flexibility.
Here is one simple stretch exercise for cervical disc disease that you can do at home: Slowly turn your head to the left. With your left hand, apply very light tension on your chin so that your head turns slightly more. Hold for 20 seconds and return your head slowly to centre. Repeat on the right side.Move It:
Research is showing that exercise is an effective way to treat neck pain. Thirty minutes of aerobic exercise (walking, biking, swimming) every day can improve blood flow, nourishing your spine to keep it healthy.
Get Out of Your Slump:Bad posture is a major contributor to neck pain. Think about your posture every time you are sitting, standing, or lifting. Always try to keep your head and neck straight and make sure your back is supported.