Our Cape Coral providers offer cervical traction adjustments as an effective way to reduce pressure on the nerves and tissues in the cervical spine. The cervical traction method stretches the cervical spine in the neck and upper back. It can be useful for treating pain, stiffness, and discomfort associated with compressed discs, herniated discs, pinched nerves, and other conditions.
Specific Care Chiropractic’s seasoned providers offer chiropractic treatments in Cape Coral. Contact our office at (239) 369-9109 to schedule your initial appointment to learn whether our chiropractic services are the best option for your condition.
How Do Cervical Traction Adjustments Work?
Cervical traction rehabilitation is designed to create space between the joints in your neck, or cervical spine. Using a series of weights and pulleys, a licensed physiotherapist carefully stretches your neck by pulling the skull upward, away from the shoulders.
By gently pulling the cervical vertebrae apart, cervical traction reduces pressure on nerves and soft tissues caused by spinal compression, herniated discs, muscle spasms, arthritis, and other conditions.
How You Could Benefit From Our Cape Coral Cervical Traction Rehabilitation Services
When you suffer from an injury or chronic condition that affects your neck, you may have difficulty turning your head or bending your neck. Pain may originate in your neck and radiate to your back, shoulders, shoulder blades, and arms. If your nerves are directly affected, you may experience tingling, numbness, or weakness in your arms or hands.
Untreated neck pain and stiffness can prevent you from working, driving, or engaging in regular activities. It can make exercise uncomfortable or impossible and may disrupt your sleep. Overall, both acute and chronic neck pain can severely compromise your quality of life.
Our cervical traction adjustments in Cape Coral aim to reduce these symptoms by addressing the fundamental cause of your discomfort. To diagnose the cause of your neck pain, we conduct a physical examination, including X-ray imaging and mobility tests. Once we establish the source, we use a personalized combination of cervical traction rehabilitation, chiropractic care, and physical therapy treatments to reduce severe pain and stiffness.
We Offer Cape Coral Cervical Traction Adjustments for Numerous Conditions
Neck pain can arise from a wide range of injuries and medical conditions. The licensed and trained chiropractors and physiotherapists at Specific Care Chiropractic know how to diagnose and treat an extensive range of conditions that cause neck pain.
Conditions we may treat using cervical traction adjustments include:
Neck injuries can arise following an accident such as a motor vehicle collision or a sudden fall. They may also emerge over time due to repetitive strain, poor posture, arthritis, or chronic spinal compression.
Our cervical traction adjustments in Cape Coral can help treat the stiffness and pain associated with neck injuries.
Whiplash is soft tissue damage in the neck that occurs when the head is whipped forward and then back in a quick motion. When you suffer from whiplash, you may experience headaches, neck stiffness, and radiating pain.
Specific Care Chiropractic’s licensed physiotherapists and chiropractors can incorporate cervical traction into your whiplash treatment to reduce tension on your cervical vertebrae, nerves, and surrounding tissues.
Herniated discs in the cervical spine can press against the spinal column, causing severe radiating nerve pain in the neck, shoulders, back, and arms. Gentle cervical traction rehabilitation alleviates pressure on the discs between the cervical vertebrae, thereby reducing pressure on the nerves.
Our team uses evidence-based methods to gently reduce pressure on herniated discs in the cervical spine to mitigate pain, enhance mobility, and encourage healing without surgical intervention.
Strained Neck Muscles
Muscle strains can create spasms and tighten muscles, pulling vertebrae and soft tissues in the neck out of alignment. Misalignment can lead to additional pressure and nerve pain in the neck. While muscle strains are treated at the source, proper spinal alignment is crucial for quick healing.
Our cervical traction adjustments in Cape Coral can gently stretch the areas around the cervical spine affected by a muscle strain. Combined with other physiotherapy methods such as ultrasound therapy, massage, and rehabilitation therapy, cervical traction can help eliminate neck stiffness and pain associated with muscle strain.
Arthritis in the neck occurs when the vertebrae and surrounding tissues become inflamed. Swelling and inflammation in and around the cervical vertebrae can make it difficult to move your neck, shoulders, arms, and back freely. You may suffer from constant dull pain or acute discomfort that affects your ability to perform regular tasks.
Our Cape Coral cervical traction rehabilitation can help reduce the pressure on your cervical spine. At the same time, we can use targeted physiotherapy treatments to reduce pain and inflammation so that you can move more freely and comfortably.
Cape Coral Cervical Traction Rehabilitation in Physiotherapy Treatment Plans
Cervical traction rehabilitation is especially effective when incorporated into a broader treatment plan. Specific Care Chiropractic’s licensed physicians can create a personalized treatment plan geared toward your needs. In addition to our cervical traction adjustments, we may incorporate the following:
Chiropractic adjustments, including cervical traction, use manual and mechanical pressure to adjust the position of your vertebrae. Depending on the cause of your neck discomfort, our chiropractors may find it necessary to adjust other areas of the spine to ensure optimal alignment. Since all areas of the body are connected, we treat both your symptoms and the source of your condition.
Specific Care Chiropractic offers a full array of physiotherapy services to complement your cervical traction rehabilitation treatments. As your treatment progresses, we adjust your plan to strengthen your body and reduce the potential for re-injury. Physiotherapy services you may see in your treatment plan include:
- Massage therapy
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Electrical muscle stimulation (E-STIM)
- Ultrasound therapy
- Strength training and stretching
At Specific Care Chiropractic, we are licensed to treat your discomfort. We understand that everybody has unique physical needs. That is why we establish a fully personalized treatment plan targeted to address the needs of your body and lifestyle.
Contact Us to Schedule Cervical Traction Adjustments in Cape Coral
Cervical traction adjustments can be an effective way to reduce pain and stiffness in the cervical spine. The knowledgeable chiropractors and physiotherapists at Specific Care Chiropractic have the experience and resources to create a targeted treatment plan to address your neck condition. Contact our Cape Coral office today at (239) 369-9109 to schedule your first appointment and discuss whether cervical traction adjustments are right for you.