Spinal traction is a form of decompression therapy that relieves pressure on the spine. It can be performed manually or mechanically.
Spinal traction is used to treat herniated discs, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, and many other back conditions.
What does spinal traction do?
Spinal traction stretches the spine to take pressure off compressed discs. This straightens the spine and improves the body's ability to heal itself.
People with spinal conditions benefit from this therapy because the traction reverses the force of gravity. It is most commonly used to treat:
degenerative disc disease
What are the results of spinal traction
The results of spinal traction include pain relief, proper spinal alignment, and decompressed joints. Spinal traction stretches the muscles and bones in the back to combat the effects of gravity. Under the right circumstances, this could significantly improve the way you move and feel throughout the day.