People who are experiencing pain in their back and who are looking for a non-invasive solution often find that a suitable treatment is intersegmental traction therapy. Also referred to as decompression therapy, it’s an approach to back pain that lets you avoid using prescription pain medication.
Hinze Chiropractic and Acupuncture’s staff is trained in using decompression therapy to improve the health and well being of our patients, reducing stress and pain.
We understand that you may not be very familiar with this type of treatment, so an introduction is in order before you come into our clinic for consultation and treatment.
Intersegmental traction therapy involves a treatment table that’s been fitted with rollers that are designed to manipulate each of your vertebrae. Treatment progresses from the end of your spine to your neck. It’s done with sophisticated equipment guided under computerized control based on the orders from your chiropractor.
After our chiropractor concludes the consultation and has determined this therapy is appropriate, you’ll lay on your back on the table. Then, a chiropractic therapist will activate the system and use the rollers to travel the full length of your spine in a very gentle and safe process.
Your spinal column is actually held, mobilized by the table, as it stretches your muscles and ligaments.
When the rollers of the table pass over muscles on either side of your spinal column, they actually adjust the position and level of force on your spine. So, individuals who have been diagnosed with herniated or bulging discs can find the disks retracting. In turn, pressure is reduced on tissues and nerves.
You may also hear people referring to this type of treatment as spinal traction. Essentially, your spine is being stretched slowly and gently, which reduces pressure on your spinal disks.
Once the pressure is removed, your body can start to heal. Blood flow improves in the area, which delivers more water and oxygen as well as nutrients to the affected region.
Your chiropractor in Columbus uses intersegmental traction therapy to help treat a range of conditions, including:
* Limited Range of Motion
In general, feelings of numbness, weakness, tingling or outright pain in your lower back area may already be signs that spinal decompression is a suitable treatment to give you the pain relief you’ve been hoping for.
Each patient will have unique circumstances, so the chiropractor will determine if intersegmental traction therapy is appropriate for patients only after a consultation and review of their medical history as well as current complaints.
A major benefit of intersegmental traction therapy is that it is a non-invasive procedure that allows patients to free themselves of pain in problem areas.
From the perspective of some patients, best of all, there are no narcotic drugs to take and potentially become addicted to, which is a common experience for people suffering from conditions such as chronic back pain.
Your muscles relax while undergoing treatment on the intersegmental traction table, and you can also expect any muscle spasms to subside or go completely away. Patients who have a back injury breathe a sigh of relief when they discover that therapy on this table speeds up the recovery process.
Arranging for treatment of your back is not a subject to be taken lightly. You’ll want to obtain service from a reputable chiropractor who has many years of experience in the local community. That’s so you be assured you’ll be getting the highest quality treatment.
For more than 40 years, Hinze Chiropractic and Acupuncture has been treating patients in our Columbus, NE-based chiropractic clinic. We’re known for being a family chiropractic resource that local residents from Columbus and its surrounding communities can count on for pain relief and for promoting wellness. Chances are that you may want to learn more about intersegmental traction therapy and how it is administered in our chiropractic clinic. We accept most insurances too! We’re happy to answer any questions you might have. To learn more or to set up a free consultation, please click here or give us a call at (402) 564-9447 today.