Available in Sm - Med - Lrg- Regular Support - XFirm Support
to help you Improve Posture and Stop Neck Pain
Why the Arc4life Traction Pillow Works
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**OUR CERVICAL TRACTION NECK PILLOW IS AVAILABLE AND IN STOCK-IT WILL BE SHIPPED WITHIN 24 HOURS VIA FEDEX and ARRIVE WITHIN 4-5 DAYS (Shipments received on the weekend will be shipped out on Monday; Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii, Puerto Rico make take slightly longer and will be shipped via Fedex/Post Office as well- additional shipping surcharge will will be applied.) Click here to order the Cervical Linear Traction Neck Pillow
Frequently asked Questions about the Cervical Traction Neck Pillow
Normal and Abnormal X-ray Findings
Why is the C-curve so Important in the neck? Normal and Abnormal X-ray Findings
X-rays are a very important tool for looking at your spine, especially of the cervical spine area- When looking at a front view X-ray of your neck (cervical spine) and low back (lumbar spine), the spinal bones (vertebrae) must be straight up and down. The bones must not be rotated nor tilted and no curvatures (scoliosis) should be present. The side view X-ray must reveal three 63-degree arcs- 3 "C" Curves. The most important arc is in the neck (cervical spine) and should range between 34 and 43 degrees between C1 and C7 (the first and last cervical vertebrae). This cervical arc is known as the Arc of Life because mental life impulses travel directly from the brain down this part of the spinal cord to bring life to the rest of the body. Losing your Arc of Life causes the most severe obstruction to the brain, spinal cord and nerves, also known as the Central Nervous System (CNS) If your CNS is unhealthy, you cannot become truly healthy by exercising or eating right alone. You can be healthier, but you cannot be at "normal" or optimal. Any "abnormal" position of the spine, misalignment of the bones, or any changes in these curves indicate a serious problem. It is absolutely vital to understand this point--any changes from normal will interfere with and eventually damage the Central Nervous System. Interference and damage to the Central Nervous System will always result in abnormal function of the body, improper healing, and poor, abnormal, or less than optimal health.Posture affects and moderates every physiologic function from breathing to hormonal production. --C. Norman Shealy, MD, Roger K. Cady, MD, et al; APJM, 1994, Vol.4p. 36
Normal C Curve of the Neck
Straightening of the C Curve: Military Neck
When bones of the spine lose their normal position or motion, sensitive nerves and blood vessels to the head can be affected. When spinal nerves and related tissues are stretched or irritated they can symptoms such as headaches, neck pain, stiff neck and muscle spasms. Aspirin and medication may cover up these warning signs, but do not correct the underlying structural cause. Many patients with neck pain have lost the normal forward curve in the neck (also know as "military neck" "straight neck" "loss of cervical curve" or "loss of cervical lordosis"). Ultimately, this can affect the brain stem and spinal cord. Read about The Importance of Proper alignment of the spinal Bones
How does the Arc4life Cervical Linear Traction Neck Pillow Work?
Pretend that the ball (below) is your head and the rods are the soft wedges of the neck pillow. Because of the simple laws of physics, the two soft wedges create a very gentle pull by diverting the downward force of gravity to a horizontal plane (away from your shoulders, thereby relieving the pressure between the bones of your neck).
Cervical Traction Neck Pillow VIDEO
I have tried every pillow ever made...
I must thank you for your wonderful pillow. I have sooo many issues with my neck, cspine and lower back and have a lot of pain and difficulty getting comfortable. I have trouble staying asleep and feel fatigued after a nights sleep. I have tried every pillow ever made and have spent up to 100 dollars on some.some helped a little bit but not for very long and certainly not that fast. immediately after using your pillow I had relief from neck pain and have slept much better . the am stiffness is gone... I could hug you !!! the traction is amazing. I almost cant believe how great I feel. my friend researched these pillows and was the one who mentioned them to me. I ordered 2. 1 for her and one for me but I am considering keeping both and ordering another for her.
Can I use the pillow every night and for the whole time I sleep?
Yes, the more you use the cervical neck pillow, the better it will be. However some individuals need to gradually increase the usage in stages because of some muscle soreness from such a change from their previous neck pillow.
We would recommend trying the neck pillow gradually, particularly for patients who have a lot of neck pain. Use the pillow for no more than one hour (maybe even for 1/2 hour) the first night, then increase the amount of time you use the pillow over the next couple of nights. You have to give your body a chance to get used the neck pillow. The soreness that may experience is normal, because the neck pillow puts your neck in the proper position (something you may not be used too). That is how we recommend our patients to use the Cervical Traction Neck Pillow. Alternately, you can use your regular sleeping neck pillow alongside the cervical traction neck pillow for the first few nights, until your head and neck adjust to a new pillow. It is very similar to using a traction unit or neck stretcher-- you have to let your body adjust to it gradually.
Is the Cervical Traction Neck Pillow comfortable to Sleep on?
YES! The Cervical Linear Traction Pillow is hand stuffed with the best polyester fiber available- its non allergenic and calibrated to the most universally accepted firmness for balance of softness and effectiveness. Use the traction side or the support side of the pillow, which ever one feels the most comfortable for your neck. You will find that the support side of the pillow is softer. The traction side of the pillow has is designed as a "v" with more stuffing, thereby giving you a gentle stretch in your cervical spine.
I have a Pinched Nerve and am having a lot of Neck Pain, how should I use the Pillow?
We would recommend that you sleep on the traction "V" side of the pillow. If this is too uncomfortable sleep on the support roll side first. Also, if you are having a lot of neck pain, you may also just lay on the traction V Side of of the pillow for 20-25 minutes. Set a stopwatch and do this everyday. This will also help your neck muscles get accustomed to using the arc4life traction pillow.
Sleeping on Your Back with the Cervical Traction Pillow
Sleeping on Your Side with the Cervical Traction Pillow
Why does this Cervical Neck Pillow have a special design?
The special "V" shape in the neck pillow, cradles your head and neck and gently lifts your head away from your shoulders (much like a massage therapist would do for you) at the same time the neck roll underneath supports your neck. While sleeping on your side, the generous, soft wings keep your head at the right height from the mattress, to relieve strain on your neck and shoulders. This neck pillow works for side sleepers and back sleepers. The pressure releases, neck muscles relax and pain goes away. This neck pillow is designed to work for back and side sleepers. Flip the neck pillow top to bottom to use the neck roll support only.
Why is having Proper Posture so important ?
Posture is your body's response to the stresses of daily activity while you are sitting, standing, walking or sleeping. It is the body's response to natural forces of gravity. Abnormal posture occurs when your body is not receiving the proper support in its struggle against gravity. It can cause tension headaches, overuse syndromes (like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome), prone to fatigability, decreased sports performance, and slower healing capacity after an injury. Not having proper posture creates tightness and stiffness in the upper trapezius, rhomboid (between the shoulder blades), and shoulders. It can cause muscle spasms in the neck muscles like the cervical parapsinals or the suboccipitals.
Having proper posture depends on 3 factors:
What Types of Things Can this Neck Pillow help you with?
The cervical traction neck pillow may help with many health conditions related to the neck and upper back. Arc 4 life receives emails and telephone calls every day from people with different pain conditions asking if this neck pillow will help them. Below are some of the conditions that the cervical traction neck pillow may help with:
If you are looking for a neck pillow for a certain condition, read neck pillow reviews and information. This article goes into depth about how certain neck pillows can help with specific symptoms.
What are the dimensions of this neck pillow ?
The Arc4life traction pillow comes in a small, medium and a large size.
The dimensions of the medium arc4life traction pillow are: 17" (width) x 24" (length) x 3" (thickness varies and it is up to 3-4" when unslept on and 2 inches when slept on) ; this neck pillow fits a standard neck pillow case. Arc4life also sells a special PillowCase Dust Cover Protecter specifically made for the cervical traction neck pillow as well.
The dimensions of the large arc4life traction pillow are: 17" (width) x 28" (length).
The dimensions of the small arc4life traction pillow are 15" (width) x 20"(length)
The weight of this neck pillow is 1 lb 15 ounces ; The shipping weight of this neck pillow is 3 lbs 9 ounces. We are currently using UPS and the Post Office for shipping.
What are your customers saying about the Cervical Traction Neck Pillow ?
Arc4life has been helping consumers find the right pain relief products for neck and lower back pain since 2003 ! We receive testimonals and feedback every week from our loyal customers and patients. These are actual testimonials that we have received from customers who bought a Cervical Traction Neck Pillow.
Wonderful pillow, great design with instant results. Very comfortable, and very fitting with a CPAP.
Worth the Price...
I have been having recurring neck problems for years and am in the midst of the worst onset ever. I have bought pillow after pillow. All types and makes. Buckwheat, Myoshi, down, etc. I have spent hundreds of dollars. I received this pillow yesterday and used it last night. The instructions recommend slowly getting used to the pillow. I fell asleep immediately. I usually spend the early morning hours tossing and turning. Never getting the neck support that I need and my shoulders all scrunched up with tingling in the arm and hand. (I'm a side sleeper) I woke up once or twice and thought to myself that maybe the side wings aren't that comfortable and then promptly fell back to sleep. Best night's sleep I have had in a very long time. I tossed maybe once or twice. I didn't even snore, which had started becoming a problem. I recommend this pillow and the book on treating your neck that is recommended. After reading the book, I have new strategies to get my neck back into shape. I don't know how well the pillow will hold up. All eventually flatten. But I will just buy another. My comfort is worth it!
Unique ergonomics--works for me
Due to neck pain, this is my 7th or 8th ergonomic pillow purchased over the yrs, and I kinda like it. It has a unique design that is quite comfortable/helpful for back sleeping. To sleep on my side, weirdly enough, it is more comforable if I flip it over and lay on the edges of the underneath side. Small price to pay though, in order to make it through the night. All other props and pillows that I used to go through on any given night are currently stuffed in the closet.
I have Major Unfixable Problems with My Cervical Spine..
I happened to come across this product while looking for something else. I have major unfixable problems with my cervical spine and I have vainly bought several neck products that look good but don't work. The bedroom is littered with pillowcombinations and products. Much to my surprise, this pillow works great. I no longer wake up in stiffness and pain. It is now my permanent pillow. Best purchase I've made in a long time.
I've suffered from two herniated discs in my lower neck since September. Got this a few weeks ago and practically from day one it actually worked. I sleep much more comfortably, even on my side (how do they do THAT?) but especially on my back. And my neck is greatly refreshed in the morning. I'm taking a trip soon, and I am bringing this pillow with me (other things will get tossed out of the luggage if need be ... leaving this behind isn't even an option).
My headaches are few and far between
It took me about a month also to get used to it (Cervical traction neck pillow). Now I love it. My headaches are few and far between. I used to have headaches 3-4 times a week. I could be laying on my side and feel my head start to hurt. But, I love sleeping on my side so I would just stay there and wake up with a terrible headache that would take me all day to get rid of. Now I can sleep on my side all I want. Headache free. Told my brother about it and he bought one. He could use it instantly and he called me and told me it cured him.
Best Pillow I have Ever Tried
The first time I lay on the pillow, I could actually feel my sinuses drain immediately. My breathing during the night has improved substantially. Most importantly, the effect it has on my neck pain has been dramatic. I wake up with my neck completely relaxed. I am sleeping better than I have in months. My range of motion has improved. Everything just feels better. Another great thing about this pillow is its standard size and shape. It actually looks like a "normal" pillow on the bed (unlike all the other neck pillows I have tried.
I've been in constant pain for months …
I just want you to know that I'm totally satisfied with this neck pillow. I've recently had an MRI on my neck which showed impingement upon the spinal cord at three levels. I've been in constant pain for months, which has gradually escalated to the point that I'm taking pain pills in order to sleep at night. This morning, after sleeping on this neck pillow for the first time, I woke pain free. It was an amazing feeling! I didn't even realize that I didn't hurt at first - just knew something was different! Thanks so much for offering this pillow to the general public. I'm going to order another one for myself and one for my sister, also. You guys are the greatest! Thank you so very, very much!!
BEST pillow I have EVER tried
I purchased the cervical traction neck pillow from you earlier this past week, asked for it to be delivered before I leave town, and received it ONE WEEK EARLIER than I asked for, 4 days earlier than projected by FED EX!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! Not only that, this is by far the BEST pillow I have EVER tried! I have ordered 4 pillows claiming to reduce neck pain in the past 6 months from different distributors, and the cervical traction neck pillow is the only one that has succeeded. Thank you for your exceptional customer service, and your exceptional product.I will recommend you to ALL of my friends!!!!!!!
I had neck pain along with tingling radiating down my arm to my index finger. Having had extensive experience with clients who needed physical therapy, I was fairly certain I had a cervical disk bulge/pinched nerve. I knew the routine with orthos and physical therapists and wanted to avoid spending both the time on office visits and the money, if at all possible. I stopped my usual exercise routines to give myself time to heal, took anti-inflammatories for a couple of weeks, bought this book and followed it religiously, and purchased an arc4life cervical traction pillow. In a matter of a few weeks, the problem was completely resolved and has not returned several months later. I have absolutely no pain and no restriction of movement. It is vital that you not do more harm than good by overdoing and/or improperly doing the exercises. Of course, if I hadn't seen improvement, I would have consulted a doctor. (BTW, I still sleep on the pillow and highly recommend it. It gets you past that unhappy routine of backsliding in the healing process due to sleeping wrong on the injury. It can be uncomfortable at first, so ease into using it as recommended. It literally provides light traction to the cervical spine when lying on your back and, if you move to the proper location on the pillow, provides excellent support while sleeping on either side.
Does the Cervical Traction Neck Pilllow come in different sizes ?
large traction pillow is smaller than a king size, but large than the medium size. For patients who are 5 ft or less, or consider themselves petite, or have a short neck, than the cervical traction neck pillow may be too large for them. The small traction pillow will be a great fit here. The finished dimensions of the small version of this pillow are 20"x15". Another option if you are looking for a smaller neck pillow for yourself or for travel, consider the Linear gravity neck pillow. This neck pillow comes in 3 pillow sizes: small, medium and large. The Linear Gravity Neck Pillow in the small size has dimensions that are 15" x 20 ". This neck pillow has two special rolls for optimum support of your neck spine. For more information about the Linear Gravity Neck Pillow, Click here.
My height is 5 ft, Is the Cervical Traction Neck Pillow to big for me?
Choosing the right neck pillow is a personal choice- and it depends on a few things. First, what kind of pillow size are you using right now? If you are used to using a large size pillow, the cervical traction neck pillow may work for you. However, if you are a petite framed person who had a lot of sensitivity in the neck, the pillow may be too large for you. If you are unsure, take the pillow to your Chiropractor and have them assess the pillow for you. Also, if you lie on the pillow when you first recieve it and it causes you pain and discomfort- it may be too large for you.
Fortunately, the arc4life traction neck pillow only comes in two other sizes: small (20"x15") and large (28"x17"). For patients who are 5 ft or less, or consider themselves petite, or have a short neck, than the cervical traction neck pillow small will be a better fit for them. Another option if you are looking for a smaller neck pillow for yourself or for travel, consider the Linear gravity neck pillow. This neck pillow comes in 3 pillow sizes: small, medium and large. The Linear Gravity Neck Pillow in the small size has dimensions that are 20"x15". This neck pillow has two special rolls for optimum support of your neck spine. For more information about the Linear Gravity Neck Pillow, Click here.
If you are undergoing treatment for any neck issues or have been injured- always check with your Doctor to make sure that the cervical traction neck pillow is going to be okay with you.
I really like to have a soft neck pillow. What neck pillow would you suggest ? The Cervical Traction neck pillow is a standard neck pillow that will give you the proper support for your neck that you need to traction the cervical spine. It is by far our best selling neck pillow. The support side of the cervical traction neck pillow is softer than the traction side of the pillow. However,if you prefer an extra soft pillow with neck support still intact, you may consider the Tri Core Cervical Support Neck Pillow GENTLE. This is also a very popular neck pillow on Arc4life.
What is your return policy on the Cervical Traction Neck Pillow ? We are so confident that you will love the cervical traction neck pillow- that we offer you an 30-day return policy. If within 30 days the arc4life cervical linear traction neck pillow does not meet your expectations, email us at info[at]arc4life.com. Change [at] to @. Please include:
***The Pillow Dust Cover is not Returnable
You can read our full return policy here: Return Policy
Does Arc4life carry a special pillow case for the Cervical Traction Neck Pillow ?
Yes, Arc4life sells a special Pillow Dust Cover that you can use to Zip and protect your Neck Pillow. This pillow case allows you to protect your neck pillow from dust mites, mold spores, pollen, bed bugs, ped dander and other allergens. The pillow case protector is very durable, and easy to wash. It can be used on any standard sized neck pillow **** Please note: The Pillow Case Cover Cannot Be Returned
What other products does Arc4life carry that can help improve my posture and cervical neck curve?
Besides the Cervical Traction neck pillow, Arc4life.com carries other cervical neck traction products. You can also stop chronic neck pain actively help you improve your cervical curve with the Pronex Pneumatic Cervical Neck Traction Unit. The Pronex Pneumatic Cervical Neck Traction unit is special because it cradles the reclining patient's head and neck on two soft foam cushions.
We also have the Soothe-a-ciser to positioning and pain relief. It helps relieve tension headaches and neck pain; Perfect for Tractioning of the neck. It is used by Chiropractors, Dentists, Massage Therapists and many health professionals.
Arc4life also carries a great product for sore and stiff neck and shoulder muscles. Biofreeze is a special , effective pain reliever formulated to provide a variety of benefits for therapy, pain relief, exercise/training and overall comfort. Biofreeze has a special ingredient called ILEX. This is an herbal extract from a South American holly shrub. ILEX is used around the world in various health & wellness formulations. Biofreeze does not use waxes, oils, aloe or petroleum. It is Greaseless, Stainless and has a Vanishing Scent. The result is a quick-acting, deep penetrating, long lasting pain relieving gel. Biofreeze pain relieving gel can be used in conjunction with massage therapy, soft tissue trigger point therapy as well as pre and post excercise stretches. Use it for neck pain, stiff neck, soreness in the neck, cervical sprains, decrease range of motion in the neck and many other conditions.
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