Flexion-Distraction Technique

FLEXION-DISTRACTION


Chiropractic Providence RI Flexion Distraction Technique

WHAT IS THE FLEXION-DISTRACTION TECHNIQUE?

Flexion-Distraction, (F/D) is a gentle, chiropractic treatment procedure utilized for back and neck pain. Flexion-Distraction is a safe alternative to back surgery for those 95% of patients whose conditions do not demand surgical intervention. The doctor is in control of the treatment movements at all times.

Flexion-Distraction is utilized for many conditions such as:

  • Failed Back Surgical Syndromes
  • Disc Herniation/ Bulging Disc / Herniated Disc
  • Sciatica / Leg pain
  • Stenosis
  • Failed course of Steroid Injections
  • Chemical Radiculitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Transitional segment

HOW DOES FLEXION-DISTRACTION WORK?

For Disc related conditions:

  • Increases the intervertebral disc height to remove annular tension on the annular fibers and nerve by making more room and improving circulation.
  • Allows the nucleus pulposus, the center of the disc, to assume its central position within the annular fibers and relieves irritation of the spinal nerve.
  • Restores vertebral joints to their physiological relationships of motion.
    Improves posture and locomotion while relieving pain, improving body functions, and creating a state of well-being.

For Non-Disc related conditions:
Patients with other conditions causing back pain (facet syndrome, spondylolisthesis, sprain/strain, scoliosis, transitional vertebra, sacroiliac restrictions and misalignment, certain types of spinal stenosis), Flexion/Distraction provides all of the above benefits plus the ability to place the spinal joints into normal, painless movements so as to restore spinal motion without pain:

  • F/D decreases disc protrusion and reduces stenosis.
  • Flexion stretches the ligamentum flavum to reduce stenosis.
  • Flexion opens the vertebral canal by 2 mm (16%) or 3.5 to 6mm more than extension.
  • Flexion increases metabolite transport into the disc.
  • Flexion opens the apophyseal joints and reduces posterior disc stress
  • The nucleus pulposus does not move on flexion. Intradiscal pressure drops under distraction to below 100mm Hg. On extension, the nucleus or annulus is seen to protrude posteriorly into the vertebral canal.
  • Intervertebral foraminal openings enlarge giving patency to the nerve.
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