Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Traction

Traction

Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Traction is a therapeutic method of pain relief that uses forces to treat muscular and skeletal disorders, compressed nerves, injuries to joints, vertebral muscles and decompresses the intervertebral discs.  Traction tables apply intermittent traction that provide decompressive forces which helps relieve direct nerve pressure and stress on vertebral discs and surrounding tissue, while increasing vascular and lymphatic flow, increased muscle tone and balance.  We use a Flexion - Distraction table. 

One of our treatments we offer at the NE Clinic is the Spinolator: This is a traction-massage roller table, the patient lies face up with a pillow under the knees. A system of rollers then moves up and down the spine, gently stretching and massaging the muscles of the back. 

The Flexion-Distraction Technique has become the most widely used approach to treating symptomatic disc injuries involving back pain and the often-accompanying leg pain. Flexion-distraction involves the use of a specialized table that gently distracts or stretches the spine and which allows the Minneapolis chiropractors at Lyn Lake to isolate the area of disc involvement while slightly flexing the spine in a pumping rhythm. There is usually no pain involved in the treatment. Flexion-Distraction works well with lower back pain, hip pain and SI joint pain.

The tractioning or distraction of the disc combined with isolation and gentle pumping of the involved area allows the central area of the disc, the nucleus pulposus, to assume its central position in the disc. Flexion-distraction is thought to improve disc height and decrease low back pain. These actions move the disc away from the nerve, reducing inflammation of the nerve root, and eventually the associated pain and inflammation into the leg.


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