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Mechanical Traction Therapy

woman with back pain in multiple spotsIf you have tense or tight muscles, intersegmental traction therapy can help relax those muscles and reduce muscle spasms. The therapy also can speed up the healing of ligaments and tendons.

What Are Some Benefits?

When you lie down on the table, the gentle massaging action of the table provides you with these benefits:

  • Joint motion- As you lie relaxed, face up on our table, rollers beneath the surface slow travel up and down your spine. This adds motion to each spinal segment, the key to restoring improved spinal function.
  • Improved circulation- The gentle stretching of supporting muscles and soft tissues increases oxygen and blood flow, critical for healing.
  • Muscle relaxation- When muscles relax and spasms subside, healing and the recovery process from a spinal injury can be accelerated.
  • Reduces swelling- Edema and fluid buildup often accompanies new injuries. Motion to spinal joints decreases this protective mechanism and allows for better healing.
  • Disc hydration-Disc nutrition and healing are dependent on the circulation of fluids that surround each joint. Traction helps circulate these fluids, supplying nutrition and getting rid of cellular wastes.
  • Passive exercise- Similar to stretching before a workout, intersegmental traction helps restore elasticity to muscles that support the spine. This helps break up adhesions and scar tissue, making your chiropractic adjustments more effective.
  • Feels great – Traction feels good and is an important adjunctive modality that enhances the benefits of your chiropractic care.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is each session?

Just 10-15 minutes.

Can I have this therapy before or after my chiropractic adjustment?


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