Multidimensional Traction of Spine
D spinal traction has the capability of relieving pressure on the spinal nerves caused by disc bulges and degenerative disc disease (arthritis), and is helpful for conditions such as sciatica and facet syndrome. It is used to treat acute or chronic neck or low back pain and associated neurological symptoms. The use of controlled intermittent traction can promote non-Surgical, non-invasive spinal decompression therapy that is safe, comfortable and painless. Our specialised, computerised equipment allows us to modify the angle of distraction, position of the spine, and the amount of force applied to the targeted spinal level.
Non-surgical, non-invasive spinal decompression is technically not a therapy. Spinal decompression occurs as a result of continual and cyclic traction of the spine at the targeted level. It is essentially the evolution of traction. Traction is an intermittent or continuous force applied along the spine, in an attempt to elongate it. Simply, traction is the act of pulling or stretching muscle or joints. When traction is applied, the body’s natural protective response is to pull in the opposite direction, resulting in muscle spasm. Non-surgical, non-invasive spinal decompression equipment, on the other hand, contains sensitive computer-feedback mechanisms, such as strain gauges, to help overcome this muscle spasm phenomenon.
Each treatment is centered on a protocol of; ramp-up traction, hold and release. This protocols implemented by our specialised, computerised system is designed to bypass the body’s natural response of muscles to spasm. When this protocol is applied, a negative pressure is created within the disc. This negative pressure allows compressed discs to be reoxygenated, rehydrated and renutrified as they draw in moisture and nutrients from the surrounding body tissues. It also promotes retraction of bulging or herniated discs taking pressure off the nerve. Subsequently this results in reduced neck and back pain, reduced arm and leg pain, as well as promoting true healing of the disc.