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Traction Directions


To gain the best results from use of your Traction device, use the following protocol:


  • Your chiropractor should show you where the apex of the edge should be placed on your spine. You should lay over the wedge, head in full extension for an initial 2-5 minutes. The goal is to allow your head to hang freely in extension without touching the wedge or the floor.


  •  You should then start 2-5 minutes of traction without force in a comfortable reclined extension, adding one to two minutes daily until they reach 20 minutes.


  • After step three is completed, you should bring the traction system into the office so that your Chiropractor can begin to add compression tractioning force. Your Chiropractor will center your head so that it is centered with the foam pad and the bungee cord. Your Chiropractor will then set the initial tension for you. The beginning phases of compression traction should start on a loose setting. It is important to start with the lightest possible force as determined by the chiropractor. The bungee is adjusted by sliding the cord through the holes and securing in the slot.


  • You should traction daily, beginning with a force specified by the chiropractor, for 2-3 minutes per day.


  • Your Chiropractor will evaluate you every 10-13 visits or within a 30-45 day period. He or She will determine at that time how and if to increase or change your tractioning protocol.


Remember, Stop use immediately if any unusual symptoms develop; i.e.: pain, dizziness, etc.




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