Chiropractic Traction Therapy in West Bloomfield, MI
Chiropractic traction therapy is a proven and effective treatment for a number of conditions associated with spinal or back pain, including:
- Herniated or bulging discs
- Curvature of the spine
- Nerve pain
- Biomechanical joint stiffness in the spine
If you have one of these conditions, then chiropractic traction therapy can be a great way to relieve the pain associated with them. The treatment can also effectively relieve pressure put on the spine from daily activities or injuries. Short-term pain relief is possible for patients who have muscle spasms, over-stressed joints or muscles. Traction therapy can also improve blood flow and lymphatic flow, flexibility, and strength.
How does chiropractic traction therapy work?
There are two kinds of traction therapy: mechanical or manual. Both types of traction therapy operate on the same principle and have the same goal. The difference lies in how the treatment is carried out.
Traction therapy works by stretching the spine and pulling the vertebrae slightly apart into a more natural position. The result – especially when vertebrae are slightly out of place – is pain relief that can be almost immediate.
Mechanical traction therapy involves using a set of motorized pulleys to stretch the spine gently. Mechanical traction is generally used for longer sessions of traction therapy. Manual traction involves the chiropractor using his or her hands to achieve the desired spinal stretch.
Chiropractic traction therapy can be used on all parts of the spine depending upon where treatment is required. Also, the therapy is tailored to the patient’s individual circumstances to ensure the best possible result.
Is chiropractic traction therapy effective for everyone?
Some patients should approach chiropractic traction therapy with extreme caution due to an increased risk of injury. These include people with osteoporosis, osteomyelitis, bone cancer, heart disease or spinal injuries. Your chiropractor can advise you whether chiropractic traction therapy is appropriate for you.
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