How Flexion-Distraction Technique Can Help with Back Pain

Posted By Gwinnett Medical Back & Neck Pain || 26-May-2017

People who have been in a car accident or truck accident quite often experience pain, soreness, and stiffness in their backs for the rest of their lives. Looking for treatment and alleviation becomes a necessity. But finding a form of physical therapy that is effective and agreeable with the patient might be difficult.

Many people understandably do not want to take strong painkillers regularly; this might even be discouraged by doctors if a patient’s family has a history of heart or liver problems. Most people want to steer well clear of surgery and for obvious reasons. This leaves the patient with physical therapy options, such as flexion-distraction therapy.

Introducing Flexion-Distraction Therapy

Flexion-distraction therapy is gaining popularity among chiropractors due to its gentle yet effective methods to fix lumbar spine issues. Since flexion-distraction is literally a hands-on chiropractic technique, it also allows the chiropractic specialist to keep total control of the therapy session, knowing exactly what is being done to the patient’s spine. The only tools that are required is a flexion-distraction table – or a chiropractic table fitted with the right additions – and the chiropractor’s hands.

Arguably the best of all, flexion-distraction therapy is not a force-based procedure, like most other physical therapy techniques. Instead, the specially trained chiropractor will use a pumping action to allow the spine to flex naturally. The result is a therapy session that most patients report is entirely pain- and discomfort-free.

Benefits of flexion-distraction therapy include:

  • Pain reduction
  • Herniated disc correction
  • Increased nutrient flow to spinal disc
  • Improved mobility

Flexion-distraction has been found to be particularly effective for patients with a spinal disc bulge or herniation, as the gradual adjustment of pressure can place the bulge back into alignment on its own. This method is also regularly offered to patients living with arthritis, or older patients that may find other forms of physical therapy painful.

Think flexion-distraction therapy might be right for you, or do you just want to know more about it? Why not contact Gwinnett Medical Back & Neck Pain Chiropractic Center by today? Just dial 770.999.9689 and talk to our Gwinnett chiropractors about setting up an appointment.

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