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Air Neck Traction as a Posture Training Aid
Users of Air Neck Traction have reported having increased energy after consistant application. One reason is the relief of pain and stress. Another factor is improving posture. Regular use of Air Neck Traction can help to restore years of poor posture.
Air Neck Traction can be used as a posture training device to help restore the normal relationship between the head, neck and shoulders. This can have a profound impact on your health.
As you can see in the diagram, poor neck posture allows the head to displace forward. This distortion places abnormal stress on the joints and muscles of the neck. For every inch the head moves forward, physics tells us the increase of supported weight doubles. Considering your head weighs about 10 pounds, a forward displacement of 3 inches adds 30 pounds of weight that needs to be supported by the neck.
Our society is increasingly technical in its orientation, and as a consequence, we find ourselves in more sedentary patterns of living with forward bending postures. The effects of excessive forward bending or flexion postures in our lifestyle can often lead to chronic postural changes, muscular imbalances with adaptive shortening of key supportive muscle groups.
Signs of these changes in our bodies can be: increased frequency and duration of of headaches, neck pain, pain between shoulders, muscle strain, decreased mobility of neck joints, disc herniations, degenerative and destructive arthritis, pinched nerves resulting in neck, shoulder, arm and hand symptoms, and general decreased physical comfort.
Scientific literature indicates that changes from postural distortions are associated with many health problems. Subject with poor neck posture have higher mortality rates as posture affects and moderates every physiologic function from breathing to hormonal production. Moods, blood pressure, pulse and even lung capacity are among the functions most easily influenced by posture.
As we get older, deviations in the body’s center of gravity caused by poor posture may even result in intestinal problems, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, osteoporosis, hip and foot deformities, poor health, decreased quality of life and a shortened life span.
"The more mechanically distorted a person is, the less energy is available for healing, metabolism, and thought" Roger Sperry, Ph.D. (Nobel Prize in Physiology).
Air Neck Traction lifts the head up and helps to reverse the forward postural distortion while helping to train your spine to become straighter. Consistant use will help you become more aware of your posture when you are sitting and standing. To aid in the restoration of the normal curve, use the neck traction pillow often.
©2007 Air Neck Traction and the information presented on this site are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you have neck pain, you should consult a health care provider for examination, diagnosis and treatment or therapy recommendations.