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