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Intersegmental traction is a chiropractic technique that is typically used in conjunction with spinal adjustments. This therapy is delivered using a special intersegmental traction table that massages a patient’s spine as they lay on their back on the table. Specialized rollers work their way up and down the patient’s spine to stretch and elongate the spinal joints and muscles. As a result, blood flow to discs, ligaments, and muscles increases to improve circulation and joint function. This treatment is non-invasive and relatively painless, and most patients find it to be relaxing.
The most obvious benefit of intersegmental traction is that it helps patients find relief from their neck and back pain. Some of the other benefits you may experience with traction therapy include:
Back & Neck Pain Center in Clearwater, Florida, offers the intersegmental traction technique from an experienced chiropractor, Dr. Monte Venis. Since 1982, he has been helping patients across Tampa Bay find relief from their pain and he’ll be happy to answer your questions about chiropractic traction. With him, you’ll have a thorough consultation and evaluation to discover exactly what symptoms you’re experiencing, your lifestyle habits, and your medical history. Dr. Venis will conduct a physical exam and may request imaging tests to take a deeper look at your injury to develop the right treatment plan for your needs.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Venis at Back & Neck Pain Center and learn if you’re a candidate for intersegmental traction therapy, contact us today or fill out our online form.