Intersegmental traction is an effective chiropractic therapy that induces passive motion into the spine for the purpose of stretching spinal joints and increasing mobility. Intersegmental traction helps to gently and effectively reestablish normal range of motion to your spine. It also facilitates muscle relaxation to significantly reduce muscle spasms. Whether you’re a professional athlete, runner, or just someone who often exercises, the stress and trauma to your spine can be debilitating-especially with age and wear and tear.
How Does Intersegmental Traction Work?
Intersegmental traction is delivered through the use of a traction table. 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 is non-invasive and painless. Many patients find this form of chiropractic care to be relaxing. The gentle rolling action is restful, exercising the spine without effort. During a 10-minute session, the intersegmental roller table interacts with your body in a massage-like fashion 240 times. When your muscle become fatigued, traumatized or injured, muscle spasms will occur.
What Are The Benefits of Chiropractic Intersegmental Traction?
- Increases mobility and stretches ligaments and muscles
- Reduces muscle spasms and spinal subluxations
- Increases blood flow and oxygen to discs, ligaments and muscles, thereby improving balance, strength and mobility.