Most people want to avoid surgery. At Northern Nevada Chiropractic, we employee many treatments to help you heal and stay off the operating table. One of the non-surgical treatments for back pain we offer is flexion distraction.
Flexion Distraction is a Non-Surgical Treatment to Relieve Back Pain
Flexion distraction is a chiropractic technique used to treat many conditions of the lumbar spine including:
- Sacroiliac syndrome
- Spinal stenosis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Failed back surgical syndrome
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Low back pain or stiffness
Flexion distraction is a non-surgical technique aimed at increasing spinal motion and resolving disc bulges and herniated discs. The treatment works to take pressure off the injured spinal nerves and is a safe, gentle, and non-adjustment procedure.
To perform flexion distraction, your chiropractor will place you on a special table that distracts and flexes the spine using a automated and gentle motion. Your doctor may use some manual techniques with the table to resolve the herniated disc or bulge. The goal is to allow the spine to move correctly so that it removes pressure from the bulging disk. The flexion distraction table does this by creating a negative pressure that pulls the disc bulge back into the spine. The flexion distraction motion also maintains healthy discs through diffusing fluid in the body, allowing nutrients into the spinal disc and keeping them healthy.