Why Flexion Distraction?

Flexion distraction is a chiropractic technique that is commonly used to treat disc herniations. It involves the use of a specialized table that gently stretches and decompresses the spine, particularly in the affected area. Here's how flexion distraction can help with a disc herniation:

Pain reilef

Flexion distraction therapy can provide significant pain relief for individuals with disc herniations. The decompression and stretching of the spine help to relieve pressure on the nerves, reducing pain and discomfort.

Decompression of the spine

Flexion distraction therapy creates a controlled distraction force on the spine, which helps to decompress the discs. This decompression relieves pressure on the herniated disc, reducing the compression on the spinal nerves and promoting the retraction of the disc material.

Increased disc space

The gentle stretching and flexion movements used in flexion distraction therapy help to increase the space between the vertebrae. This increased disc space allows for improved circulation and nutrient exchange within the disc, promoting the healing process.

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