WHAT IS INTERSEGMENTAL TRACTION?
HOW DOES INTERSEGMENTAL TRACTION WORK?
The patient lies face-up on a bench table that has roller-type cams beneath its surface. These rollers can slowly travel the length of the spine, stretching spinal joints. Most patients find this form of treatment to be relaxing and very helpful. The gentle rolling action is restful and exercises the spine without effort.
WHY IS INTERSEGMENTAL TRACTION USED?
Since discs have a poor blood supply, they get nutrients from the circulation of fluids surrounding spinal joints. Fixations prevent this natural circulation and can cause disc thinning and degeneration. Intersegmental traction helps increase and restore the necessary elasticity and motion to the spine.
When Intersegmental traction is used in conjunction with the chiropractic adjustment, it loosens locked-up joints and gives passive motion exercise and therapy to the disc between the vertebrae. This helps to return flexibility and elasticity and preserves that all-important disc space that protects the opening for the spinal nerve.
- Comfortable and relaxing
- Increased mobility
- Improves circulation of spinal fluids
- Most patients enjoy the relaxing motion and the increased mobility gained from Intersegmental Traction.
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