• Cervical Traction and Decompression

    by Dr. Steve Perry D.C.
    on Jun 6th, 2018

Cervical Traction/ Cervical Decompression


What is cervical traction/cervical decompression?


If you have pain in your neck, weakness in your arms, numbness or tingling in your arms or hands you may want to consult with Dr. Steven Perry, D.C. and see if cervical traction or cervical decompression may be an option for you. This is one way to treat a pinched nerve in your neck, spinal stenosis, cervical disc or cervical radiculopathy. The type of cervical traction or cervical decompression must be evaluated. There are types of cervical traction or cervical decompression that will take out the normal cervical curve or cervical lordosis so you need to make sure that the cervical traction that you are doing is restoring the curve in your neck.


I have an intermittent motorized cervical traction unit that I use in my office as a modality. This traction unit opens up the disc space and decompresses the nerve. It is easy and painless and many patients feel an immediate relief of their neck pain or radiation of symptoms into their arm. In addition, I can make a home traction unit (at no cost) so patients can augment care at home and help restore the normal cervical curvature/lordosis. For many years, I have instructed my patient’s on home traction. I have received numerous positive results and feedback from my patients that they can use this unit whenever is necessary and ongoing.

If you would like more information on cervical traction, cervical decompression, stenosis, cervical disc, cervical radiculopathy please give Dr. Steven Perry in Tarzana a call at (818)881-2225 to schedule an appointment for a free consultation.

Author Dr. Steve Perry D.C.

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