What is Manual Traction?
Manual Traction is a minimally invasive treatment option for neck and back pain. It has proven to be an effective mechanism providing patients with pain relief and increased mobility.
The main principle behind lumbar and cervical traction is to decompress the spine. When a disc herniates or ruptures, the inner part of the disc protrudes causing pressure on the vertebrae and nerves.
By stretching the spine, the displaced material is able to reposition itself to the core of the disc. This allows for more flexibility and movement as well as pain relief.
Lower back pain (LBP) is the most commonly reported form of pain. It is a major cause of medical expenses, work absenteeism, and disability. With traction, you can find some much-needed relief and get back to comfortably living your daily life.
We have a few other chiropractic techniques that might help your condition if you'd like to learn about some other options.
Manual Traction FAQ
1. What can Traction help with?
Patients whom are suffering from degenerative disc disease, arthritis of the spine or facet disease can benefit from Traction. It will also help to reduce disc bulging as well as reduce discal pressures on nerves roots.
If you are suffering from back conditions such as osteoarthritis or a compression injury, Traction can help to treat joint irritation. Traction also has benefit in stretching and lengthening the muscles and ligaments found along the spinal column.
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