What is Flexion Distraction?
Flexion-distraction is a state of the art treatment for back and neck injuries. It requires the use of a specialized table in which a gentle, low force traction or pulling is placed on the spine using specific angles and forces. This causes repositioning of disc material and a decrease of inflammation which reduces pressure on the nerves and spinal cord. It can be used on both chronic and stable acute conditions. It has been proven especially effective in stubborn and difficult back and neck injuries, when surgery is often the only treatment option remaining.
Some conditions treated very efficiently and effectively are:
- Disc herniation with and without leg or arm pain
- Spinal stenosis
- Post surgical back and neck pain
- Pregnancy related back pain
- Pain from Spondylolisthesis (forward displacement of a vertebra)