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As a common chiropractic technique involving the gentle stretching of joints and ligaments with the ultimate goal of relieving neural pressure, traction is a non-invasive procedure that could result in a significant reduction or elimination of pain in the back and neck. During manual traction procedures, the chiropractor will work to relieve pressure in the spine caused by abnormal motion or misplaced discs. Abnormal movement, especially in the spine, can result in pinched nerves and compression and can be a major source of pain throughout the body. Common symptoms often include tingling and numbness that spreads from the back to the hands, feet and other extremities. With the ultimate goal of taking pressure off compressed discs in the spine, traction straightens the spine and provides the added benefit of improving the body’s ability to heal itself. Traction comes with very little risk. Patients usually only require this type of treatment for a short period of time – once their muscles have strengthened and discs retain their position. Our patients usually experience a significant decrease in pain in just a few sessions and can simply continue a regular exercise routine.
Our traction therapy is a good non-invasive pain relief option. Chiropractic services allow you to get back on your feet and back to your daily activities quickly. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.