Intersegmental Traction | Chiropractor in Delaware, OH
If you suffer from tense muscles and muscle spasms, intersegmental traction can be a great healing tool for you. This innovative chiropractic technique is non-invasive, gentle, and can help improve your overall spinal health.
At Heritage Clinic of Chiropractic in Delaware, OH, Dr. Colon and Dr. Hedges are dedicated to helping you or your loved one feel relief from spinal pain and tight muscles. With intersegmental traction and other chiropractic techniques, you can begin to see an improvement in your overall health.
What is Intersegmental Traction?
Intersegmental traction uses a rolling table to gently stretch out the muscles, ligaments, and joints surrounding the spine. This stretching technique allows more blood flow to the discs of the spine.
Intersegmental traction can help alleviate several ailments, including:
- neck pain
- lower back pain
- upper back pain
- tight muscles
- muscle spasms
Treatment with an intersegmental traction table is usually done after a manual adjustment at a chiropractor's office. This combination of treatments help improve balance, muscle strength, and overall mobility.
Does Treatment Hurt?
Using intersegmental traction doesn't hurt, and many patients describe it as feeling like a massage on their backs. During treatment, a patient lies on their back with their neck and legs supported by rolls or pillows. This takes the pressure off the lower back and allows for more traction and stretching.
Because the treatment works on every joint of the spine, this also helps hydrate the discs and prevents spinal degeneration that can occur as a person ages. Intersegmental traction exercises the spine and has the added benefit of helping people relax.
Many times, stress and tension can lead to a number of musculoskeletal issues and reduce overall health. With intersegmental traction, people get the chance to unwind, relax, and increase their mobility and health all at once.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
A trained chiropractor, such as Dr. Colon and Dr. Hedges, will be able to determine if intersegmental traction is right for you. After conducting a thorough physical exam along with imaging tests, our chiropractor will be able to determine which treatment is best for tackling the underlying cause of your pain. Adjunct therapies to intersegmental traction can include:
- chiropractic adjustments
- muscle and physical exercises
- lifestyle advice and nutrition
Get Help from Our Delaware, OH, Chiropractors Today
At Heritage Clinic of Chiropractic, residents of Delaware, OH, can find help for spinal mobility and pain through our intersegmental traction treatment. Call us today to book an appointment and see how chiropractic techniques can help change your life for the better at (740) 990-0036.