Intersegmental traction is a means of inducing passive motion into your spine for the purpose of increasing mobility and stretching spinal joints. The discs of your spine have a poor blood supply. Sustenance is accomplished and maintained through spinal joint movement. Proper spinal movement (mechanics) allow needed proteins/nutrients to enter the disc. This also allows for the removal of waste, decreasing the likelihood of bone spur formation (degenerative arthritis). Misalignment of the spine prevents this exchange from occurring. A lack of proper circulation can lead to disc thinning and degeneration of the spine. intersegmental traction helps restore proper motion and prevent this from occurring.
Patients lie supine on a table which has vibrating roller-type cams beneath its surface. These massaging rollers travel slowly up and down the spine. Most patients find this form of traction to be very relaxing and therapeutic.
People have found relief from many low back and neck conditions such as herniated discs, bulging discs, facet syndromes, and symptoms of degenerative joint disease. Their symptoms are virtually eliminated following this highly effective therapy. With a 70-85% effective rate in many common back ailments, Spinal Axial Traction Therapy is the leading non-surgical alternative to spine surgery. In just a few treatments, you may have relief of chronic debilitating low back and neck pain. Spinal Axial Traction Therapy allows for the gentle distraction of the bones of the low back and neck, increasing circulation to the spinal discs through axial traction.
Spinal Axial Traction Therapy utilizes the most sophisticated equipment to gently distract the spinal bones to allow the natural healing process to begin. The gentle decompressiveforces creates axial traction of the spinal discs and floods them with nutrients that only this type of pull pattern can achieve. Unlike traditional traction, Spinal Axial Traction Therapy gently graduates the pull over 3-5 minutes making certain you are always comfortable, and muscle guarding is kept to a minimum. The therapeutic session of Spinal Axial Traction Therapy lasts about 15-20 minutes.