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Intersegmental Traction

Woman on bed with back painIf you’re seeking a natural approach to treating chronic musculoskeletal conditions such as back and neck pain without resorting to surgery or medication, consider intersegmental traction at Ballard Chiropractic Clinic.

What Is It?

Intersegmental traction is an effective type of therapy that helps to break up adhesions in the spine.

These adhesions form as a result of inflammation or scar tissue, which can cause pain and stiffness in the back, neck, and shoulders.

How Does It Work?

The patient lies face up on the bench table which has roller-type cams beneath its surface. The rollers on the traction table move slowly along the spine, creating a stretching and opening sensation that breaks up adhesions within the tissues.

This allows for increased blood flow to these areas, promoting healing and reducing inflammation. In addition, this process also increases flexibility by releasing tight muscles that are causing pain or restricting movement.


What Are The Benefits?

There are many benefits associated with intersegmental traction including:

  • Reduced pain levels due to improved circulation
  • Increased range of motion as muscles are loosened and less tense
  • Improved posture due to increased flexibility and less guarding
  • Improved circulation of spinal fluid

Additionally, this type of treatment can help reduce the effects of disc herniation brought on by trauma and is very beneficial for those with other age-related degenerative arthritic symptoms. By improving overall spinal health through intersegmental traction, patients can experience lasting relief from chronic pain and other acute conditions such as sciatica, back pain or neck pain without resorting to surgery or medications that could have potential harmful side effects

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is each session?

Just 10-15 minutes.

Does it hurt?

No, most patients find this form of treatment to be relaxing and very helpful. The gentle rolling action is restful as it exercises the spine without effort.

Can I have this therapy before or after my chiropractic adjustment?

Either way is fine, however, we recommend utilizing intersegmental traction before spinal manipulation. Treatments can be much easier to perform when your spinal column and muscles are loosened first.

Book an Appointment

Experience for yourself the benefits of intersegmental traction. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

Intersegmental Traction Seattle, Crown Hill, Ballard WA | (206) 782-8500