Benefits of Traction

Research points to the beneficial effects of traction because it can distract joint surfaces, reduce protrusions of nuclear discal material, stretch soft-tissue muscles and mobilize joints.

These effects provide many patients with pain relief from   spinal dysfunction.  The stimulation of sensory mechanoreceptors that occurs with the application of traction may also gate pain transmission.

Intended Uses for Traction

  • Protruding discs
  • Bulging discs
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Posterior Facet Syndrome
  • Acute Facet problems
  • Radicular pain
  • Prolapsed discs
  • Spinal root impingement
  • Hypomobility
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Compression Fractures
  • Joint Pain
  • Discogenic Pain

Mechanical/Physioliogical Effects of Traction Therapy

  • Decompression of the Spine
  • Unload the spine
  • Decrease Bulging and Protruding discs
  • Separate vertebrae
  • Decrease Pain

Mobilization of the Spine

  • Stretch ligaments and tendons
  • Mobilize the capsule, facet joints and intravertebral discs
  • Increase range of motion
  • Increase Flexibility