Intersegmental Traction

If you’re looking for natural and lasting relief from back or neck pain, Dr. Julie Vance and the team at Chiropractic Health and Wellness in Milwaukee, WI, offer intersegmental traction along with other methods to help.

Guide to Intersegmental Traction

Whether you live a very active lifestyle or a sedentary one, the spinal components can become compressed. When this happens, it can impact your normal range of motion, cause disc problems, make the muscles spasm, and more. Chiropractors have a variety of techniques to help address such issues, including intersegmental traction. Below, Dr. Vance and the team at Chiropractic Health and Wellness in Milwaukee, WI, explain this technique and why it is commonly used in chiropractic care.

What Is Intersegmental Traction, and How Does It Work?

Intersegmental traction is a technique in which the patient lies down on a specialized table. The table has rollers beneath the surface that move up and down the spine to provide gentle manipulation.

What Benefits Does This Technique Provide?

Intersegmental traction provides several benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Stretching and manipulating the spine’s muscles and ligaments
  • Reducing muscle spasms
  • Relieving pressure from the nerves
  • Reducing or eliminating back and neck pain
  • Drawing blood and nutrients to the discs
  • Restoring mobility, elasticity, and range of motion
  • Enhancing and speeding up recovery

Not only is the treatment comfortable and relaxing, but it’s also completely natural. It simply relieves compression and creates space so that the spinal column and all its components can function properly and heal.

What Is It Used to Treat?

Your chiropractor may recommend intersegmental traction for a wide range of issues, depending on your specific needs. Some of the most common include:

  • Pinched nerves
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Tight muscles and ligaments

Typically, intersegmental traction is combined with other treatment techniques, such as adjustments, soft tissue techniques, and therapeutic exercise for optimal results.

While this treatment technique is beneficial for most, it’s not suited for everyone. For example, those who have suffered a severe injury will likely need to avoid intersegmental traction in favor of other treatment methods. During your first visit, your chiropractor will determine which combination of treatments is best for your specific condition and needs.

Experience the benefits of intersegmental traction by visiting Dr. Vance at Chiropractic Health and Wellness in Milwaukee, WI. Call (414) 481-8683 today to schedule your appointment.

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