Spinal Traction Therapy in West Bloomfield, MI
Spinal traction therapy is a form of decompression therapy effective for treating a variety of ailments that affect the alignment of the neck and back. The therapy sessions can be used to align the spine and treat discomfort associated with injury while increasing the body’s ability to heal itself. This therapy can improve posture and reduce the chance of further injury to the neck and spine.
Spinal Traction Therapy Techniques
This type of spinal therapy can be performed either manually or mechanically. During manual therapy, physical pressure is applied to the spine to increase the space between the vertebrae.
Mechanical traction therapy uses specialized equipment that gently stretches the spine to achieve the same spacing effect. Both methods are effective for treating a variety of conditions.
You may experience some discomfort during your therapy session. However, any soreness or pain are usually gone the first few days after the traction therapy. Spinal traction therapy sessions can help improve serious pain due to irregular spacing and other conditions. The therapy can also prevent severe conditions from getting worse.
When Do I Need Spinal Traction Therapy?
Multiple conditions affecting the spine, like slipped discs, herniated discs, and sciatica, may benefit from this form of therapy. Other conditions treated with spinal traction therapy include bone spurs in the neck or spine, degenerative disc disease, facet syndrome, and pinched nerves.
Spinal traction therapy, however, is not best for everyone with one or more of these conditions. One of our medical professionals can help you assess the risks and potential benefits of the therapy. In many cases, this style of therapy can significantly reduce physical discomfort and can sometimes solve spinal issues entirely.
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