About Pelvic Traction Kit
Pelvic traction kit is a traction system intended to apply uniform and controlled traction to the lumbar, sacral and thoracic areas of the vertebral column. Pelvic traction belt , like a halter holds the pelvic area. Pelvic traction belt through its straps on the two sides get attached to the spreader bar, and the traction pulley system.This Pelvic Traction Kit is delivered as a complete package including a pelvic belt made of a strong yet comfortable material, spreader bar, ropes, pulleys, weight bag.
- Adaptable to most beds.
- Controlled and uniform traction.
- Accurate focus of the traction force.
- Pain relief therapy.
- Sturdy design for a long life an multiple use.
- Can be used easily in hospitals and home.
- Hospital bed: Elevate both the knees and the head to put your lower back and pelvic region into a pocket of support.
- Home bed: Flex both your knees and hips by placing a blanket roll or pillow under your knees. In certain cases it’s possible to elevate the footboard of the bed itself by propping it up with blocks or bricks.
- Large hook loop area provides customized compression and flexibility in sizing.
- Oblique traction straps ensure the vector of the tractional force on to the LS vertebras.
- Kit includes P.T belt, Spreader bar, Traction pulley and traction cord.
- Pain in the lower back, hips and legs normally associated with low back disorders.
- This pulling action on the pelvic region can also aid in the reduction of muscle spasms.
- Properly align the lower vertebrae of the back.
- Trial treatment of nerve root disorders.
- Muscle spasms (low back).
- Minor fractures of lower spine.
- To use the traction, first wear the pelvic belt around your hips.
- Ensure that the belt is not too high or on the waist as the pull of the weight back has to be on the pelvis.
- The belt has long straps on both sides which will attach to the weight bag via a spreader bar and a rope and pulley system.
- The pulling action is best done at an angle ranging from a minimum of 30 degrees to a maximum of 45 degrees. This angle provides for a better separation of the vertebrae, which relieves compression and pinching of the nerves in the back.
- The physician will specify the weight to be used and frequency of the traction.
- Usually the traction has to be applied for a few days. You should get out of the traction only to go to the bathroom.
- Proper positioning should be just an inch or two above your hip bones.
- Wearing the belt too high will either negate any treatment or could possibly cause pain and discomfort.
- Do not deviate from the amount of water in the weight bag. This is a prescribed level by your physician.