What Is Intersegmental Traction?
Intersegmental Traction is used to induce motion into the spine. This therapy comes in the form of a table that you lay on. Inside of the table are three rollers that rotate, vibrate and move from head to toe. The rollers gently roll up and down your spine increasing blood flow.
What Does Intersegmental Traction Feel Like?
Most patients find this form of treatment to be extremely relaxing and very helpful. The gentle rolling action is restful, exercising 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 necessary elasticity and motion to the spine.
Benefits of Intersegmental Traction
In addition to the incredible relaxation that you feel, this therapy is very beneficial to the health of your spine. Research shows that by putting your spine through this type of motion, you not only increase the range of motion of your spine but you pump the discs that are between the vertebrae of the spine. This is very helpful in preventing disc degeneration and “slipped discs”. This traction also improves the circulation of the spinal fluid that bathes the spinal cord and gives it its nutrition. How would our patients describe this therapy? Let’s suffice it to say that after their first intersegmental traction treatment, most of them want to buy one for their home!
- Comfortable and Relaxing
- Increased mobility
- Improves Circulation of Spinal Fluids and Blood Flow