About 84% of Americans will experience chronic back pain at some point in their lives. Beyond pain and discomfort, it can lead to disability, lost productivity in the workplace, and more issues that interfere with daily life. Discover more about the origin of your back pain and how you could find relief through back traction.
The Basics on Back Pain
The back is the root of every motion we make, so when it is injured or irritated, it can greatly affect your quality of life. The pain can vary from a dull muscle ache to a shooting, burning, or stabbing sensation. Some experience pain that radiates down the leg or worsens with certain movements.
What Causes Back Pain?
Conditions commonly linked to back pain include:
- Muscle or ligament strains
- Bulging or ruptured disks
- Bad posture
- Back trauma
- Bone spurs
- Degenerative disc disease
Some of these conditions leading to back pain are much more serious than others and require medical intervention. Other types of mild to moderate back pain can be addressed and treated at home. Some home treatment options recommended include:
- Over-the-counter pain relievers such as NSAIDs
- Back stretches, including back traction
What is Back Traction?
Traction of the spine, known as back traction, is a treatment for back pain. Spinal traction pulls the head away from the neck to create expansion in the spine and eliminate compression. This allows the muscles throughout the back and neck to relax, releasing pinched nerves and other issues that lead to chronic pain. Back traction is both highly effective and fast-acting, and it can be used regularly as a part of a physical therapy treatment or at home to reduce the need for medications and more extreme medical interventions.
Benefits of Back Traction
Spinal traction is a non-surgical way to relieve pain and correct problems with minimal side effects. Those that have tried back traction have experienced the following benefits from the treatment:
- Reduced Pain
- Decreased Stiffness
- Increased Mobility
- Improved Posture
- Better Sleep
- Reduced or eliminated need for medication
- Decreased stress
3 Methods for Spinal Traction
Spinal traction can be done in the following ways:
- Manually - While you are lying down, a physical therapist will use their hands to place your body in a state of traction, using manual force to widen spaces between vertebrae.
- Mechanically - For this method, the physical therapist will use special tools to stretch the spine. They may attach ropes, slings, and pulleys to your body to relieve pressure.
- At-Home Traction Devices - Cervical traction devices are offered for home use. These often require you to attach your head and neck to the harness and a weighted pulley system that goes over the door or a bungee that connects to a doorknob to provide an ideal amount of force will pull the head away from the neck. These typically can be done while sitting, leaning back, or lying down.
There are a variety of methods for spinal traction that can be done at home or with the help of a physical therapist. Discuss your options with your doctor or physical therapist to ensure you get the best treatment for your back pain and any underlying conditions.
Choose the Best At-Home Back Traction Device
If you are opting for an at-home back traction device, you should look for an option that checks the following boxes:
- Easy to use
Fisher Traction can deliver consistent back pain relief results. It is affordable, portable, simple-to-execute, and extremely effective.
How to Use Fisher Traction
All you need to use our device is the floor, a door handle, and the device itself (foam wedges are optional for positioning). Start by attaching the strap to a door handle. While sitting on the ground, place the back harness over your head and position it around your lower hips. Simply scoot back until the Negative G-Force Technology bungee feels snug, then lay down and let the device gently stretch the vertebrae.
The Fisher back traction Release Strap can be used to release tension in the Negative G-Force bungee. Pull the strap for 30-60 seconds every few minutes to allow your discs to absorb the fluid that has collected during the stretching phase. Then, stop pulling to resume spinal traction.
When to Expect Results
Many users feel results after completing thirty days of lower back traction (some experience relief much sooner). You can expect to experience pain relief, decompressed joints, and proper back alignment. Fisher Traction can ultimately improve the way you move and feel throughout the day.
Who Can Use the Fisher Traction Device?
Fisher Traction can be used by anyone hoping to maintain a healthy spine and relieve mild to moderate back pain. Our back traction device is so safe and easy to use that you will not need permission or a prescription from your doctor. Cervical traction is especially recommended for those with herniated discs, pinched nerves, a sedentary lifestyle, muscle tightness, neck or back pain, and posture issues.
If you have a serious spinal condition or your symptoms worsen with use, please consult your doctor. Please follow the directions included along with any warning labels on the device itself.
About Dr. Fisher
Dr. Fisher created Fisher Traction to provide access to simple and effective solutions for back pain relief and long-term health. He handcrafted the first prototype of what is now one of the safest, strongest, and most effective back traction devices available to use at home without needing assistance from a physical therapist or medical professional.
Order a Back Traction Device Today
Back traction can be truly life-altering for many chronic back pain sufferers. To get started and discover the many benefits of decompression, buy a traction device online. We offer a 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee.