Intersegmental Traction at Back and Neck Care Center of North County
There are many chiropractic methods to relieve pain and muscle tension, increase your range of motion, and improve overall health, including intersegmental traction. At Back and Neck Care Center of North County, we provide this for patients suffering from spinal pain or discomfort or those looking to improve their spine's range of motion. Our chiropractor can provide the non-invasive treatment you need for optimal relief.
What Is Intersegmental Traction?
Intersegmental traction is one of several effective techniques used to treat back pain and other spinal conditions. It is a non-invasive treatment that helps stretch the spine and improve mobility. During this treatment, we will have you lie on a specialized electric traction table. Inside of this table is a roller, which gently rolls up and down the spine. The roller works its way through different segments of muscles and joints, massaging and stretching each. It is like a massage for each section of the vertebrae, offering a relaxing and tension-relieving experience.
Benefits of Intersegmental Traction
As intersegmental traction stretches your spine, your discs have better access to the fluids they need to be healthy. This helps improve the spine's range of motion and prevents potential issues from occurring in the future. It also helps to realign the spine into its proper position. Additionally, it increases blood flow and oxygen to the spinal column, allowing the back to move and function as it should. Common benefits of intersegmental traction include:
- Releases muscle tension
- Improved range of motion
- Relief from painful arthritis
- Neck or back pain relief
- Improved balance, strength, and coordination
- Relief from sciatica
Are Intersegmental Traction and Spinal Decompression the Same Thing?
Both intersegmental traction and spinal decompression are used as non-invasive treatments for back pain but in different ways. For example, spinal decompression aims to take pressure off of the discs to relieve compressed nerves. Intersegmental traction puts some pressure on the discs in order to stretch the vertebrae. Both are often used in conjunction with other types of treatment for the best results. After an examination and diagnosis, our chiropractor will determine if spinal decompression or intersegmental traction is right for you.
Visit Us for Chiropractic Care in Florissant, MO
Intersegmental traction is an effective chiropractic method that provides many benefits to patients. If you are suffering from back or neck pain, tense muscles, or any spinal issues, give us a call at (314) 838-2220 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Stark will determine if you are a good candidate for intersegmental traction and create a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve optimal relief. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.