Many people suffer from neck pain and they see chiropractors, massage therapists, and acupuncturists to find some relief. I recently came across this vertical neck traction kit, and I have to say I am not buying it. I love a neck stretch as much as the next yoga instructor, but this piece of equipment looks very scary. If used incorrectly, which seems easy to do, it could cause some serious damage to your already tender neck. You fill the plastic bag with water, which adds weight to the cord that's attached to the door strap, which is attached to the head sling. What if you're trying this out alone and you add too much water? You could end up in more pain than when you started. Not to mention, it just looks so wrong, like a medieval torture device. I think I'll stick to having a real person apply some hands-on cervical traction when I need neck pain relief.
If you have chronic neck pain, would you consider using this? Tell me in the comments section below.