Traction is a form of decompression therapy. Cervical and lumbar traction are utilized at our clinic. Prior to treatment, your physical therapist will perform a thorough physical examination to determine the source of the problem and may incorporate spinal traction into the treatment plan. Spinal traction can be performed manually or mechanically, and is used to stretch and take pressure off of the compressed discs.
Therapists utilize manual traction by using their hands to pull people into a state of traction. Mechanical traction is used by lying on the table and utilizing a machine to relieve the pressure. Traction may be used for a variety of diagnosis, but here are a few examples: sciatica, herniated discs, facet disease, degenerative disc disease (DDD), and stenosis.
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