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Intersegmental Traction

What is Inter-segmental Traction?

It is a way of inducing passive motion into the spine for the purpose of stretching spinal joint, increases mobility.

How does Inter-segmental Traction work?

The patient lies face up on a bench table which has roller-type cams beneath its surface.
These rollers can slowly travel the length of the spine, stretching spinal joints.

What does Inter-segmental Traction feel like?

Most patients find this form of treatment to be relaxing and very helpful.
The gentle rolling action is restful,exercising the spine without effort.

Why is Inter-segmental Traction used?

Since discs have a poor blood supply, they get nutrients from the circulation of fluids surrounding spinal joints.
Fixations prevent this natural circulation and can cause disc thinning and degeneration.
Inter-segmental traction helps increase and restore necessary elasticity and motion to the spine.

Summarry of Patient Benefits:

  • Comfortable and relaxing
  • Increased mobility
  • Improves circulation of spinal fluids
  • Most patients enjoy the relaxing motion and the increased mobility gained from Inter-segmental Traction