Traction therapy applies a longitudinal force to the axis of the spinal column. To put it simply, selective parts of the spinal are pulled in opposite directions to change or stabilize the position of the spinal cords that are damaged. The pressure is usually applied from the skull through a fixation device or series of weights. Performed manually, the technique is used to reduce pressure on problematic discs causing pain. The method helps stretch the spine that decreases the patient’s pain. Contact MyoHealth Physio to know more about Traction Therapy in Snelgrove.
Low Back Pain Therapy
Specifically used for low back pain therapy, traction therapy is of two types - manual and mechanical. Manual traction, as the name suggests, alleviates the pain from the spinal cord manually. It may sound intimidating but the practice is safe and effective. Mechanical traction is done by devices specializing in stretching spinal vertebrae and muscle.