Saunders Cervical Traction HomeTrac Device
Manuf. Item #: SAU201
Saunder’s Cervical Traction HomeTrac Device is widely recognized as the most effective home cervical traction device on the market. Physicians prefer this unit over other devices because of it s distinguishing features.
Saunder’s HomeTrac is the only home cervical traction device that has the capability to apply a force up to 50 lbs.
Most other devices can only provide 20 lbs. of force. For most patients, 20 lbs. of force is insufficient for effective treatment. For patients that require intervertebral separation, Saunder’s HomeTrac is the best option.
Unlike other devices that apply traction in the seated position, Saunder’s Cervical Traction device can apply traction in the supine position.
According to medical research, cervical traction in the supine position is more effective than cervical traction in the sitting position. In the sitting position, it is difficult for the patient to achieve proper muscle relaxation for the treatment process.
The HomeTrac device is the only home device that effectively reproduces the therapeutic treatment received in the clinic.
Physicians can confidently prescribe the HomeTrac device for in-home cervical traction treatment knowing that patients will receive treatment at clinic-level quality.
Patients using Saunder’s HomeTrac device can easily and accurately adjust the force to be applied.
Saunder’s Cervical Traction device features a gauge that specifies the amount of applied force. Patients can easily adjust the force to their clinician’s recommendations.
The HomeTrac device does not place force on temporomandibular joints (TMJ).
Most other home traction devices use supports under the chin, which can place a harmful force on these joints.
Saunder’s Cervical Traction device best used for:
- Patients who suffer from a herniated disc
- Patients who require the mobilization and stretching of soft tissue
- Patients who can benefit from the opening of the neural foramen
- Relief from headaches and soft tissue stiffness
General Treatment Guidelines for Saunder’s Cervical Traction device:
Always follow your physician’s treatment plan
- 25 - 40 lbs. is safe and effective for most conditions
- If this is a patient’s first time with traction, it is recommended to start at a lower force and gradually increase over several sessions.
- Minor post-treatment soreness is common
- Too much post-treatment soreness may indicate the use of too much force during the treatment
- For a herniated disc – short treatment time, 5-10 minutes
- Non-disc conditions – 10-20 minutes
- The higher the force, the shorter the treatment time
Frequency and Duration
- Initially, treatment may be required daily
- As the condition improves, the patient can lessen the treatment frequency
- For chronic conditions, ongoing treatment may be necessary
- For acute and subacute conditions, multiple treatments per day may be necessary
Static & Intermittent Modes
- For a herniated disc or most other conditions, the static mode is preferred
- Intermittent mode is preferred when the patient desires an extra comfort period. A 60-second hold period is recommended.