Intersegmental traction therapy is an effective chiropractic therapy that induces passive motion into the spine for the purpose of stretching spinal joints and increasing mobility. Intersegmental traction therapy helps to gently and effectively reestablish normal range of motion to your spine. It also facilitates muscle relaxation to significantly reduce muscle spasms. Stress and trauma to your spine can be debilitating-especially with age and wear and tear.
You lay down on the table (on your back) and there are rollers just underneath the surface of the table. These rollers can be adjusted depending on your chiropractic condition and weight to gently and specifically elongate and stretch your spinal joints and muscles. This helps to reduce muscle spasms and increases your range of motion for your spinal joints (each vertebrae). When your muscles become more relaxed and vertebrae begin to move normally, your vertebral discs now have their normal space and can return to their normal position and functioning. This also helps to prevent abnormal wear and tear on the vertebral discs and prevents further injury and reduces the arthritis process.
Intersegmental traction therapy is non-invasive and painless. The gentle rolling action is restful, exercising the spine without effort.
What are the advantages of intersegmental traction chiropractic therapy
- Increases mobility and stretches ligaments and muscles
- Reduces muscle spasms and spinal tension
- Increases blood flow and oxygen to discs, ligaments and muscles, thereby improving balance, strength and mobility.