Fisher Traction can be used by anyone. Using the device (without pain or discomfort) helps maintain a healthy spine which can prevent possible degeneration and shrinking of the spine in the future. Those with herniated discs, pinched nerves, sedentary lifestyle, muscle tightness and issues with posture, can all benefit from the pain-relieving and aligning abilities of the Fisher Traction devices.
Fisher Traction provides decompression of the spine using traction (the pulling force). Every Fisher Traction device comes equipped with the patented negative g-force technology bungee, allowing the neck and back to be stretched safely, the Release Strap, allowing for successful decompression, and a comfortable harness for both the back and the neck. The intermittent pulling of the release strap, allows the discs to absorb the spinal fluids that entered during the stretching phase, resulting in long term decompression. For more information on how to use the device, visit the back and neck product pages.
Fisher Traction uses traction in order to restore the back and neck's natural curvature of the spine. Other traction devices pull the spine straight, or pull the head forward, causing a reversal of the natural curve. This condition is also known as "tech neck" or "texting neck".
While using Fisher Traction , the device pulls at a 30 degree angle, which is optimal for the strongest and safest pull , while supporting the neck's natural curvature during traction.
Other traction devices on the market pull at a harmful 50 degrees, pushing the head forward and making that device potentially dangerous and harmful to the user.
Furthermore, without the Fisher Traction's patented Negative G-Force of 40lbs on the neck and 160 lbs on the back , other mobile devices are virtually ineffective.
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Fisher Traction was specifically designed to be used at home, or virtually anywhere. It is both easy and safe to use ,and you do not need your doctors permission or a prescription. Please follow the directions included with your device along with any warning labels on the device itself. If you have a serious spinal condition or your symptoms worsen with use, please consult your doctor. While Fisher Traction can be used for decompression, it should not be used as a substitute for surgery or specifically prescribed therapies unless recommended by your doctor.
While the wedges are not required, they are an important accessory that enhances the body's natural alignment by fully relaxing the back and neck at the appropriate angles. This allows maximum decompression to occur giving you the full benefit.
Traction is any pull-force applied to the body attempting to stretch or separate pinched or compressed areas. Traction is typically applied in a fixed force or a gradual increase In force followed by a gradual decrease in force.
Decompression is the desired outcome. It is accomplished through traction applied by varying degrees of a pull-force over time followed by a short resting period to allow the rehydration of the discs with fluid. The discs need to be stretched or separated in a state of "Negative G-Force" where a vacuum effect occurs inside the nucleus of the disc, followed by a resting period of "Re-Compression". Similar to how a bicycle pump pushes air into the tires.
The benefits of spinal traction are numerous including pain relief, proper spinal alignment , posture, and decompressed joints. Spinal traction stretches and separates the muscles and bones in the back and neck to combat the effects of gravity. Traction can significantly improve the way you move and feel throughout the day.