Mobilizing Traction Therapy
Intersegmental traction is a chiropractic/physical therapy modality that works to stretch the spinal joints and muscles to improve mobility. Patients who receive intersegmental traction therapy benefit from improved spinal range of motion reduced muscle spasms.
How Does Intersegmental Therapy Work?
When muscles are traumatized or injured, patients often lose range of motion and suffer from muscle spasms. Intersegmental traction therapy uses a traction table to exercise the spine without effort to relieve spasms and restore mobility. Traction tables are known to be very relaxing and effective healing tools.
A traction table has roller-type pieces beneath the surface of the material that interacts with the spine. A patient will lie on the table, face up, and the rollers will slowly travel up and down the spine, passively stretching the spinal joints. The depth of the rollers can be adjusted depending on the patient’s condition and comfort.
During a session, which may last about 10-20 minutes, the intersegmental traction table will perform a gentle, massage-like motion that relaxes the muscles. The sensation is painless and many patients have described it to be relaxing.
Benefits of Intersegmental Therapy
Intervertebral spinal discs require blood flow and oxygen for nutrients. Intersegmental traction therapy will facilitate blood circulation and therefore has been proven to accelerate the recovery time of back and spinal injuries.
Intersegmental traction therapy can benefit the patient in many areas. Well known benefits include:
- Restored Elasticity and Motion to the Spine
- Increased Mobility
- Increased Blood Flow and Oxygen to the intervertebral discs
- Reduced Muscle Spasms
- Relaxing Experience
Intersegmental traction can be even more effective when performed in conjunction with spinal and extremity manipulation. The combination of treatments addresses the source of the pain to enable the optimal environment for your body to heal properly.
Intersegmental Therapy at Gardner Chiropractic & Injury
Intersegmental therapy does not vary from chiropractic office to office except in the effectiveness of its execution. Dr. Gardner is a highly trained chiropractor that puts the wellness of his patients before all else.
Intersegmental therapy can help you regain mobility and overall spinal wellness that can affect the entire body. If you are interested in intersegmental therapy in Gainesville, FL, contact us at Gardner Chiropractic & Injury to set up an appointment.