Explaining The Flexion Distraction Technique

Lower back pain is extremely common here in America. Other than upper respiratory infections, back pain is the most common reason for visiting a doctor. The Flexion Distraction Technique is one of the ways to help live. pain-free life.

What Is The Flexion Distraction Technique?

Flexion Distraction treatment is a gentle, safe, controlled form of traction specifically designed for spinal pain relief, focused on reversing spinal disc compression by gently stretching your spine as opposed to rougher chiropractic alternatives. The manipulations, combined with the movements of the specialized 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. Flexion distraction drops intradiscal pressures as low as -192mmHg and widens the spinal canal area by as much as 28%. Chiropractic flexion-distraction therapy is well-researched and has been proven to help many patients with pain associated with arthritis, sciatica, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, lumbar disc injuries, stiffness, and more. With constant treatments, you too can regain your range of motion.

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The most immediate and significant benefit of flexion distraction is reduced pressure on your spinal discs. Usually caused by sitting and sedentary behaviors, intradiscal pressure can wreak havoc on your body and is a major contributor to compressed discs, leading to telltale pain and stiffness as symptoms. While spinal decompression techniques are more effective, not every patient is the best fit for this more aggressive treatment. Patients who benefit the most from flexion-distraction suffer from extreme back pain and do not have the ability to move in normal ranges of motion without pain, have herniated discs, and have special needs that limit their treatability through other more aggressive techniques.

Flexion-distraction therapy can reduce pressure on your spinal nerves and discs, decrease the bulging of herniated discs, help you manage chronic back pain, eliminate or delay the need for surgery in some cases, decrease neck pain and headaches, improve posture, and more. Gilroy Chiropractic is ready to help you live your best, pain-free life with the help of this, and many other chiropractic techniques that have been proven to help with lifelong pain management and health!

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