Our chiropractor, Dr. David Guzzardo of Guzzardo Chiropractic Center in Clinton Township, MI, provides pain management treatments to get you back to your routine. Intersegmental traction is a treatment that helps you manage your back pain. Learn more about this treatment and how it can help you manage your back pain.
What is Intersegmental Traction Therapy?
Intersegmental traction therapy is a type of chiropractic care that uses a machine to apply a gentle and consistent traction force to the spine. This force helps stretch the spine and increase the space between the vertebrae. This negative space can help relieve pain and improve the range of motion.
How Does It Work?
The intersegmental traction machine applies a gentle and consistent force to the spine. This force helps stretch the spine and increase the space between the vertebrae. In addition, as the mechanical table gently stretches your ligaments and muscles, blood flow steadily increases.
What Does It Treat?
This mechanical force typically assists in muscle relaxation and muscle spasms. Intersegmental traction is effective in the treatment of several conditions, including:
Your back is prone to pain for various reasons. Poor posture, lack of exercise, and injury can all lead to back pain. Intersegmental traction can relieve pain by stretching the spine and increasing the space between the vertebrae.
Neck pain is another common condition that you can treat with intersegmental traction. This therapy can help stretch the muscles and relieve pain.
Headaches are often caused by tension in the neck and shoulders. Intersegmental traction can help relieve this tension and provide pain relief from headaches.
Sciatica is a pain that radiates from the lower back down the leg. A herniated disc or spinal stenosis often causes it. Intersegmental traction can help relieve the pain associated with sciatica.
Arthritis is a condition that causes pain, stiffness, and inflammation in the joints. Intersegmental traction can help relieve the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.
How Long Does It Take?
Intersegmental traction sessions typically last 20-30 minutes. You will be lying on a table with your spine aligned. Your chiropractor will use the traction machine to apply a gentle and consistent force to your spine.
During your session, you may feel a pulling sensation. This sensation is normal and caused by the traction force. However, you should not feel pain during your session.
Call Us Today to Book an Appointment
If you suffer from back pain, neck pain, or headaches, intersegmental traction may be the treatment you need. Our chiropractor, Dr. David Guzzardo of Guzzardo Chiropractic Center in Clinton Township, MI, is experienced in providing this treatment to help with pain management. Call us today at (586) 286-6616 to book an appointment.