Intersegmental traction is a means of inducing passive motion into your spine for the purpose of increasing mobility and stretching spinal joints. The discs of your spine have a poor blood supply. Sustenance is accomplished and maintained through spinal joint movement. Proper spinal movement (mechanics) allow needed proteins/nutrients to enter the disc. This also allows for the removal of waste, decreasing the likelihood of bone spur formation (degenerative arthritis). Misalignment of the spine prevents this exchange from occurring. A lack of proper circulation can lead to disc thinning and degeneration of the spine. Intersegmental traction helps restore proper motion and prevent this from occurring.
Patients lie supine on a table which has vibrating roller-type cams beneath its surface. These massaging rollers travel slowly up and down the spine. Most patients find this form of traction to be very relaxing and therapeutic.
Spinal decompression provides static and intermittent traction. It gently pulls the cervical spine or lumbar spine in opposite directions to draw the soft tissue around the cervical or lumbar joints and separate the distance between bone sections of the vertebra. This helps relieve peripheral radicular pain associated with: protruding discs, spinal root impingement, bulging discs, hypo mobility, herniated discs, degenerative joint disease, degenerative disc disease, facet syndrome, posterior facet syndrome, compressions fracture, acute facet problem, radicular pain, discogenic pain and prolaspsed discs. In addition, we have carpal tunnel attachments to reduce symptoms of carpel tunnel syndrome.
It is a therapeutic treatment to aid in the relief of pain and the promotion of soft tissue healing.
Tiny amounts of electrical impulses are induced into the tissues in the vicinity of the injury. Where these waves intersect below the surface of the skin, a low-frequency stimulation is created. This prompts the body to secrete endorphins and other natural pain killers to help relieve pain.
Benefits conditions such as:
Chronic Strains & Sprains
Flexion Distraction Technique
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Flexion Distraction Technique is most appropriate for resolving mid and lower back pain, hip pain, neck and shoulder pain, and reducing the effects of whiplash. Other key benefits of this treatment include:
This therapy has been shown to cause increase in tissue relaxation, local blood flow, and scar tissue repair. Ultrasound is effective in reducing pain, decreasing edema (swelling) and can reduce nerve root irritation.
Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
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Overall, Flexion Distraction Therapy is used to decompress the spinal column and adjust poorly functioning vertebrae. It is most effective for reducing the effects of degenerative disc disease and lumbar, cervical and thoracic disc herniations, and offers several benefits for people who do not want to undergo surgery to get rid of back pain. The technique is designed to realign the spine by applying pressure in key areas of the back; the chiropractor effectively decompresses the discs by applying a gentle stretch to the lower spine, and a series of repetitive movements and thrusts to reduce pressure.
-Improved range of motion in the feet, toes, shoulders and arms
-Reduction of headaches or migraines
-Improved posture after only a few treatments
-Brief, painless treatments; may be suitable for people who cannot tolerate pain
-Restores vertebral joints for better functioning
-Increases circulation and improves nerve communications
-Reduces pregnancy back pain
-Positively affects subluxation of the spine
Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (mHBOT) is a specialized therapy that uses an increase in atmospheric pressure to allow the body to incorporate more oxygen into blood cells, blood plasma, cerebral-spinal fluid, and other body fluids. The greater the pressure (above 1ATA) the more easily the lungs absorb the oxygen, and at a greater volume. Mild Hyperbaric Therapy is a safe method of delivering more oxygen to the body at the cellular level. mHBOT speeds recovery of the body, increases energy and provides the optimal environment for the body to carry out vital cell processes, thereby increasing the capacity for the body to heal itself. Mild Hyperbaric Therapy allows for healing at the cellular level, which is critical for changes to be made which in turn affect healthy tissue formation, making it possible for healthier organs and ultimately a healthier body overall.