WHAT IS MECHANICAL TRACTION?
Spinal MECHANICAL traction is a NON-SURGICAL form of decompression therapy that relieves pressure on the spine.
With the help of OUR CERTIFIED physical therapists, many people find great success with spinal traction. Treatment reduces pain and the body is more capable of healing itself. Some people only need spinal traction therapy for a short period of time. many times SURGERY IS PREVENTED with this method of treatment.
What Are The Treatments Like?
After lying on the comfortable spinal decompression bed, you will be fitted with an automatic shoulder support system. The automatic shoulder support system helps to stabilize your upper body. The advanced computer system automatically adjusts to the proper angle of distraction, an air bladder system acts as a fulcrum to the angle of pull, allowing us to target specific discs that are causing your pain and symptoms. The distractive forces utilize a logarithmic curve to avoid proprioceptive response, which would create muscle spasm. The split table design decreases friction and allows separation of the vertebrae, minimizing the effect of gravity.
Basically, you lay down and the spinal decompression computer simulates an anti-gravity effect on your back that helps herniated material return to its normal position and stop the pain. Patients describe the treatment as gentle, painless, intermittent pulling of your back. Many patients actually fall asleep during treatment!
How Long Are Treatments And How Many Do You Need?
Patients typically undergo 15 to 20 treatment sessions. Each treatment lasts between 30-45 minutes. This, of course, depends on your individual case and is determined by a thorough evaluation. Following each session, a cold pack and electric muscle stimulation may be applied to help pain relief and speed the healing process. It is important to note that many patients get substantial, immediate relief after just a few treatments. Some after just one! The really good news in? This is not something you have to continue to do for the rest of your life! So it is not a big commitment.
Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is an effective treatment for:
Herniated or bulging disc(s)
Degenerative disc disease
What is the outlook after spinal traction?
TREATMENT REDUCES PAIN AND INCREASES RANGE OF MOTION THEREFORE, IT IMPROVES MOBILITY AND FLEXIBILITY PAIN FREE.