NECK TRACTION EQUIPMENT REVIEWS:
CATEGORY: Neck Traction & Cervical Decompression
TYPES: Neck Traction/Decompression: Exercises/Techniques, Devices, Equipment, Pillows; Weighted Devices/Straps; Hands on/Manual; "ChiroSoft", "Dr. Bob's", "Air Neck Traction", Neck Deck Traction System, Medical Pneumatic Neck Traction Shoulder Brace, Towels for home DIY neck traction, Over Door Neck Traction Set w/20lb Bag for Home, Doctor Recommended Portable Neck Traction Device, Portable Electronic pillows with magnetic traction & Neck Massager, Neck Traction Collars, Inflatable Neck Traction, Cervical Traction Neck Pillow, Home Therapy Cranial Systems, Core Cervical Traction Sytem with Foam Roll for Headaches, Neck Traction Towel Equipment, Supine Cervical Traction Units w/TMJ Halters, Head Halters, Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Professional (Medical-Grade) Neck Traction Devices
*All brand names are trademarks of their respective owners & used for review(s) & comparison purposes only.
NECK TRACTION PROS:
- Highly effective for stretching the neck (also known as cervical decompression and/or traction).
- There are numerous positive online customer reviews of neck traction devices substantiating their efficacy for relieving neck pain & pressure.
- Generally very easy to use.
NECK TRACTION CONS:
- Moderately expensive.
- Traction helps restore alignment to the neck but doesn't address any postural muscles below the neck.
- There is a definite potential for injury if safety precautions aren't adhered to. We strongly suggest your consult your doctor before buying a neck traction device or stretcher.
Why BODY-ALINE is Better for Your Posture:
The popular neck decompression (traction) devices by ChiroSoft, Dr. Bob & Air Neck Traction do work & are proven to be very effective for stretching & decompressing neck vertebrae to relieve pain and pressure in the neck. Therefore, we do recommend these products (or any other products that passively stretch the neck) to be used along with your BODY-ALINE.
However, realigning the neck is only part of the equation. A properly aligned neck, although helpful, does NOT realign the rest of your spine. If the postural muscles below the neck (chest & shoulders; upper, middle and lower back) are still out of balance, then your spine will still migrate forward and, most likely, take your head with it. The fact these neck stretchers & neck traction devices do NOT retrain any postural muscles below the neck negates their effectiveness for achieving total posture/spinal realignment.
However, neck stretching is part of the good posture equation, so we recommend it to be done in conjunction with the BODY-ALINE exercise motion, which is why we provide a safe & effective stretch for your neck in our free E-book that you get immediately after ordering. This analysis summarizes why, in our opinion, the BODY-ALINE is a better overall posture solution compared to the best neck traction equipment for posture, like the "ChiroSoft", "Dr. Bob's", "Air Neck Traction" & "DIY" home cervical neck traction.
As you can see, we recommend neck stretching and/or traction devices to be used in conjunction with the BODY-ALINE. However, you don’t need necessarily need to buy a high-end neck stretcher. Inside the “10 Back Saving Tips You’ve Never Heard Before” E-book that you receive free with your order, we provide easy-to-follow instructions for you to do a safe & effective neck stretch, in your home, with no extra equipment, that helps realign your neck. We also provide a safe and effective neck strengthening exercise that also requires no equipment. Using the BODY-ALINE, along with these neck stretching & strengthening exercises, is an unbeatable combination for restoring good posture and relieving neck pain & pressure - if you're symptomatic.
- Jason Bowman, Co-Inventor of the BODY-ALINE
A Personal Review of Neck (Cervical) Traction Devices from Robert Gearhart JR., Co-inventor of the BODY-ALINE...
"Stretching the neck alone is generally not going to be enough to realign the rest of your spine (below the neck). In order to achieve really good posture for your entire body, you have to address the entire alignment of the spine. These products may balance part of your spine but certainly not all of it - or most of it - for that matter. The BODY-ALINE provides a far more comprehensive posture solution compared to the partial solution offered by neck traction & stretching equipment. Plus, when you use the BODY-ALINE, you will feel your entire body instantly standing-up taller & straighter each & very time you use it! The same can not be said for neck traction devices & equipment. Nevertheless, neck stretching is a fine supplemental therapy to the BODY-ALINE."