What is Traction and Decompression?
Spinal traction is a treatment, mechanical or manual, that stretches and decompresses vertebral joints. Most commonly used in the cervical and lumbar spine, but can be used for the thoracic spine as well. More commonly known as the lower back or neck pain. Traction and decompression can help solve these two issues. The purpose of spinal traction and decompression is to decrease back discomfort as well as pain that radiates in the extremities.
Conditions treated by Traction and Decompression?
- Pain and weakness in arms and legs
- Spinal disc degeneration
- Joint stiffness
- Herniated discs
Benefits of Traction and Decompression?
- Decrease nerve irritation by increasing joint space
- Decrease muscle spasms
- Increase circulation
- Proper spine alignment
Why Traction and decompression?
This process can be influential for your back and your recovery listed above. Back pain can be irritating and limit you to many everyday activities. Getting the right help is important for you and important for us, here at New Age we can get you all the help to get you back on track.
What Treatments are Available?
Depending on the patient and condition, traction and spinal decompression treatment can be short therapy plan (a few weeks) or a maintenance treatment. Each session can last anywhere from 5 minutes, up to 25 minutes.
- 16/18 chronic back pain patients reported major pain improvements after 2 weeks of traction treatment (The Journal of Medicine, 2008)
After 4 months of treatment decreased symptoms and increased joint space in patients with lumbar disc herniation (The Journal of Saitama Kenou Rehabilitation, 2006)
To learn more about our traction and decompression give us a call or you can visit our contact page. We understand that it can be an intimidating process. However, our expert physiotherapist and chiropractors will give you all the help to make you feel better.