Easy-to-use traction device can be used at home to reduce neck pain significantly.
Millions of people suffer from neck pain every day, sometimes completely immobilizing them. Neck pain may be caused by traumatic injury from strain, whiplash, or a fracture. However, it may also be caused by sitting too long at a desk or computer; driving long distances; poor posture, improper sleeping habits, and everyday physical, mental, and, especially, emotional stress.
Neck pain results from muscle spasms or tension that causes narrowing of the spaces between the vertebrae. This stricture places pressure on the nerves in the area; a condition is commonly known as a "pinched nerve." That's where NeckPro comes in. NeckPro II is a device that applies cervical traction, stretching muscles and forcing them to relax. The result is to break the neck pain/spasm cycle effectively.
Invented by a practicing physician, board-certified in Emergency Medicine, NeckPro II is an over-the-door cervical traction unit for home use. It is safe and effective when used as directed to relieve pain associated with:
- Cervical disc herniation
- Cervical radiculopathy
- Neck strain
- A pinched nerve in the upper spine with associated pain radiating down upper extremities
- Tension or tightness (muscle spasm) in the upper back, shoulders, and neck muscles, and resulting insomnia or tension headaches.
ATTENTION: Use as directed by your licensed medical practitioner to ensure you have no medical or physical condition that could preclude its use. Use only according to the instructions below. DO NOT modify or disassemble. Keep away from children.
The Adjustable Door Bracket fits standard doors measuring 1-3/8", 1-1/2", 1-5/8", 1-3/4".
Step 1: Determine the right side of the door. To determine which side of the door the bracket should face, locate the hinges on the hinge side of the door. The bracket should be placed on the same side of the door where the hinges are visible with the door closed. If the bracket is placed on the wrong side of the door, the bracket will interfere with the door jamb and prevent the door from closing correctly.
Step 2: Determine the width of your door. Set the door width by inserting the pin into the hole with your door width marked. You may need to slide the top portion of the bracket back and forth until the holes line up, as you need to fit your door before putting in the locking pin.
Step 3: Once the door width is set, you can place it on top of your door. Close your door to secure the bracket in place.
WARNING: DO NOT use the device WITHOUT the door closed completely!!!!!
Step 4: Press down on the release tab to lower the head harness to the length needed when you are sitting down.
Step 5: Place the chair to push the back against the door. Sit in the chair with your back firmly against the back of the chair.
Step 6: Apply the head harness to the back of the head and chin. For comfort, place chinstrap to embrace the chin's forward structure in a cupping or concave manner. Pull hook and loop strap forward and attach to the Velcro patches on both sides of the chin strap. Ensure that the harness fits snugly at the back of the neck and chin.
Step 7: Once the harness is correctly secured to the head, pull the white cord slowly to take the slack out of the harness. When you sense the first tug or lift, begin counting clicks. Each click equals approximately one (1) pound of traction pull. Ease up on the cord after each click to get a full sense of the increased traction/tension before increasing to the next level. For safety purposes, this device is limited to approx. 25 lbs. of traction/tension pull. Once you reach the limit, it is designed NOT to increase beyond that.
To release/remove the head halter, grasp the ends of the Velcro straps, pull back and up behind the ear for quick and effortless removal.
|Recommended regimen: Apply traction to level where relief is achieved; approximately 5 – 10 lbs (clicks). Hold at that level for 5 minutes. Release and then apply again for an additional 5-10 minutes. This can be done as many times as needed during the day to obtain therapeutic pain relief as directed by your licensed medical practitioner.|