The Comfortmax cervical traction device by Hometrac is designed to align compressed discs and cervical joints. The type of up and down motion you’ll experience during treatment helps to encourage joint nutrition and disc lubrication, which can instantly provide much-needed pain relief and mobility improvement.
Comfortmax Cervical Traction Device by Hometrac: An Innovative Traction Device for Effective Pain Management
This model is best described as easy to use, portable and lightweight. This product is designed to aid in pain management and rehabilitation by minimizing the pain that’s associated with arthritis, muscle spasms, neck stiffness, herniated discs and shoulder and upper back pain.
The unit is equipped with both a hand pump to increase traction pressure and a quick release valve that instantly reduces pressure settings. The Comfortmax works with fifty pounds of force and is designed to stretch the muscles and provide the same type of instant pain relief you’ll experience after visiting a chiropractor or physical therapy session.
Pinched Nerve Relief
The goal of this treatment is to provide relief to pinched nerves and muscles in the neck. During use, tension is placed on the head, pulling it up and away from the neck, thus stretching ligaments and muscles found around the spine’s vertebrae and expanding the space between vertebrae.
A More Gentle Approach
This device also offers a more gentle approach to home traction treatment when compared to hanging door models that can cause injury when used incorrectly or increase your chances of TMJ pain.
The amount of force you need to use will all depend on the location of the pain and injury or condition type. Frequency of use will also heavily depend on these factors. The manufacturer recommends using this system no more than once a day for five to fifteen minutes. If you’re unsure if you’re using this device correctly in terms of placement or the amount of force used, consult your physician who can recommend a safe and effective setting.
Pros and Cons
Pros: This device can save money that’s otherwise spent on chiropractic treatment or physical therapy sessions. When used correctly it offers effective results, making treatment a great alternative to pain medication or rehab therapy. It’s easy to use, lightweight and portable so you can take it when traveling.
Cons: When used incorrectly it can do more harm than good. One consumer reported an increase in pain after use. This can occur if you adjust the settings too high and apply an inappropriate amount of force. If you experience increased pain after use, meet with your doctor for setting recommendations. This device isn’t designed to take the place of surgery or other types of prescribed medical treatments. Instead, it should be used as a form of pain management.