flexion distraction

Flexion-Distraction for Back Pain Relief

Flexion-distraction is therapy for back pain sufferers

Flexion-distraction is a well-researched and effective technique which seeks to offer lasting back pain relief to people suffering from conditions including:

  • Chronic low back pain
  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Scoliosis
  • Arthritis
  • Sacroiliac syndrome…

…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.

How does flexion-distraction work?

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: 

  • Facilitate the retraction of bulging disc material
  • Reduce pressure on spinal nerves due to bulging disc material 
  • Reverse intradiscal pressure
  • Elongate the spine and reduce sciatic nerve pain

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 just one tool among many

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. 

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Gregory Lind

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