Comfortrac Home Cervical Unit
Comfortrac Home Cervical Traction Device Review & Rating 2017
Is the Comfortrac cervical traction system worth its price?00000
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Cervical traction at home is one of the best drug-free ways to relieve mild to severe neck pain – without endless physical therapy treatments.
If you’ve ever tried it at a clinic, you know that it can immediately release all pressure off your neck. So much so, that you probably wished you had one at home to use when ever you need it.
Fortunately, you can.
In this review for the Comfortrac cervical traction unit you’ll find:
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Comfortrac Cervical Traction: What You Get
The Comfortrac cervical traction device is a small unit. It’s lightweight, easy to fold and comes in a padded duffel bag for travel.
Dimensions: 8 x 10 x 8 inches
Weight: 10.2 pounds
Cervical traction is delivered in the supine position and the angle is adjustable from 15 to 25 degrees (we recommend consulting about this with your physical therapist).
Its main features are:
1. Simple one button pump release (button is located next to the gauge on the hand pump).
Hand pump makes it easy to increase or decrease traction force (up to 50 lbs).
2. Automatic carriage return after traction.
3. Hinge design requires no setup.
4. Memory foam headrest.
5. Forehead strap to keep everything in place safely.
6. Two adjustable clips on the back of the unit allow each wedge to move in or out for custom fit.
7. Instructional video, user’s guide and duffel bag carrying case.
Before we go into detail, here’s our summary:
Comfortrac Home Cervical Traction Unit 2017 Review
Through our research, we’ve found that the Comfortrac device – gets the job done.
Generally, there is an inherent difficulty relaxing while traction is being applied. The Comfortrac unit reduces the muscle resistance to minimum through supine position.
This unit is definitely engineered to maximize relaxation while increasing the effectiveness of traction therapy for neck pain.
The memory foam headrest is comfortable and the TMJ predicted discomfort is prevented because it directs traction forces toward the back of the head (which prevents compression of the TMJ).
Ease of Use
It’s very easy to use, takes 1 minute to setup and I’ve found that most users can position themselves in the device without assistance, thanks to the forehead strap and adjustable knobs.
The new pump design in the new model is easy to use and eliminates air leaks.
The gauge shows kilograms and pounds so you can easily use it as directed by your physical therapist, while promoting consistency in treatment.
The neck wedges are comfortable and you can adjust the width to enhance comfort. The wedges are removable for easy cleaning.
You simply place the unit on the carpet, then the back of the head lies on the symmetrical “U-shaped foamy cushion near the bottom of the sliding rest.
The tube is then pumped to hydraulically lift the “U” upward to stretch the neck.
As you pump the piston, the pad is pulled up the rail, gently pulling your head and stretching your neck.
You apply as much pressure as is needed. Press a button to release the air and the pad returns to starting position.
Here’s a short video demonstrating how east it is to use the Comfortrac Home Traction Unit:
(In the previous model, you had to pump it up and then twist to secure it. Now all you have to do is pump it up without any twisting. )
The pressure valve limits the maximum amount of force to 50 pounds and has an emergency quick pressure relief valve for safety.
You have total control of the traction force at all times. But, I wouldn’t recommend using the Comfortrac device without specific instructions from a physical therapist. Owners manual states similar caution).
Effectiveness of Stretch
We’ve found that the pump holds the pressure very well, and even though this is a cervical traction unit, you can feel the stretch all the way down your spine.
The Comfotrac comes with a 3-year warranty.
The Comfotrac costs more than $300. I know – pricy. But, when you calculate the number of physical therapy session it will save you, it won’t seem so expensive anymore.
Also, I can never really put a price tag on a device that actually relieves pain (while promoting complete cure) and allows you to have a normal, pain-free life. Can you?
Comfotrac Cervical Traction Downsides
Through my research I’ve found that the majority of users are very pleased with the Comfortrac home traction device. Most of them were familiar with its benefits through their physical therapist.
But, some users have stated that this device may not be the best fit for people with a big neck, or a very small neck.
With a thick neck, the rests may not have a lot of grip and the strap may be awkward to use. It has some stretch to it and it needs to be pulled securely and it’s a little difficult.
Where to Buy the Comfortrac (For the Best Price)
As always, my favorite store is Amazon. I love their reliable return policies, customer service, free shipping and their commitment for the lowest price on the market.
All in all I’ll have to say that the Comfortrac home traction unit is well worth the spend, and definitely pays itself in doctor visits – in a month.
It’s easy to use, traction is as comfortable as traction can be, and you can use it without any assistance.
It beats any over-the-door traction unit I’ve tried and though the price may seem high, it’s well worth the spend for people agonizing with neck pain and shoulder pain.
What about you? Have you ever tried the Comfotrac or any other home cervical units? I’d love to read your experience with it in the comments below.
To your health and happiness,
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