Flexion / Distraction Technique

The Flexion-Distraction Technique is another unique technique available for patients at Progressive Physical Medicine. A specific Flexion-Distraction table is used to treat the lumbar and thoracic spine. It can move up and down, and side-to-side; providing traction at the precise segment desired to be treated.

It is often times used to mobilize the spinal joints, decompress disc herniations and nerve impingements, and decrease spasm and tightness in the surrounding spinal soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, tendons).

Multiple studies have shown this specific lumbar traction technique decreases intradiscal pressure; thereby helping decrease the severity of disc bulges, herniations, and protrusions and re-hydrating degenerated discs.

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