Flexion-distraction is a well-researched and effective technique which seeks to offer lasting back pain relief to people suffering from conditions including:
...among many others. In essence, your spine is always under compression due to the force of gravity. Over time, compressive forces take their toll and cause dysfunction and pain in the spine. Flexion-distraction is a direct treatment for a spine under pressure.
Flexion-distraction utilizes a specialized table with a pivot point to stretch the spine while we simultaneously provide targeted manual manipulation of the vertebrae. The downward hand pressure combined with spinal elongation seeks to provide the following clinical benefits:
By gently manipulating the affected area, a healthy flow of nutrients and oxygen is allowed to enter the region, facilitating the healing process. A byproduct of this treatment is improvement in range of motion throughout the entire spine.
Flexion distraction is a non-invasive form of therapy that offers profound back pain relief without the side effects and risks associated with surgery and pain medication. If you are interested in using flexion-distraction to manage your back pain, give our office in Milpitas a call to schedule an appointment today.