This innovative device was invented by an orthopedic surgeon to provide superior cervical immobilization as well as ambulatory cervical traction, anytime, anywhere. The rigid plastic frame combined with the special cupped shape of the occipital and mandibular sections of the brace provide greater than 85% immobilization of the cervical spine. Simultaneous immobilization combined with cervical traction is possible with this brace. Asymmetric traction is also possible for unilateral pinched nerve.
Easy to apply by wrapping around the neck and clipping the occipital piece with the side clip, tighten with the posterior cinch dial, then adjust the height with the independent side dials, raising both anterior and posterior sections of the brace simultaneously to support the weight of the head. By adjusting the side dials up a little further, gentle traction can be applied to widen the joint space and relieve a pinched nerve. Superior immobilization is simultaneously achieved to relieve motion induced pain, and reduce inflammation and swelling.
Indications: Cervical radiculopathy, herniated disc and pinched nerve, facet joint swelling and malalignment, degenerative disc disease, disc collapse, facet osteoarthritis, joint instability, sprained neck and whiplash injuries, cervical artery syndrome causing headache and vertigo, mild cervical myelopathy
Suggested traction models for pinched nerve:
|Model (1)||Model (2)||Model (3)|
|Day and night||Day||Morning, noon, evening|
|24 hours/day||12 hours/day||6 hours/day|
|3 days||3 days||3 days|
Mild Case: (3) = 3 days
Moderate Case: (2) + (3) = 6 days
Severe Case: (1) + (2) + (3) = 9 days