Most of us experience pain in our muscles and joints occasionally. If we’re lucky, the uncomfortable symptoms subside after just a few days. For some people, pain becomes a chronic condition that lasts months or years.
Although pain medication can be helpful, it often causes nausea, dizziness and other unpleasant side effects that can make it difficult to drive or keep up with your usual workload. Flexion-distraction therapy, a natural, non-surgical technique offered by your chiropractor, provides an effective, alternative pain relief option.
What is Flexion-Distraction Therapy?
Flexion-distraction therapy is performed on a segmented table that moves as your chiropractor slowly manipulates your spine. The manipulations, combined with the movements of the table, stretch and decompress your spine, relieving your back, leg, neck, or arm pain.
As your chiropractor performs the gentle manipulations, a section of the treatment table drops or moves, changing the positioning of your body. When your body drops slightly, gravity enhances the effects of treatment and helps realign your spine.
What are the benefits?
1. Reduce pressure on your spinal nerves and discs
2. Decrease bulging of herniated discs
3. Improve Range of Motion and Mobility
4. Help you manage chronic back pain
5. Relive Stiffness
6. Decrease neck pain and headaches
7. Eliminate or delay the need for surgery in some cases
8. Promote good disc health
9. Relieve pain and numbness in the back, buttocks, arms, and legs
10. Improve Posture
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