Flexion Distraction is a technique used by chiropractors to treat many conditions of the lumbar spine. It is a non-surgical technique aimed to increase spinal motion and resolve disc bulges or herniations. The treatment is a safe, gentle, low impact procedure and works well to take pressure off of the spinal nerves that may be injured or dysfunctional.
- Reduces pressure on the spinal nerves from a disc bulge or herniation.
- Increases spinal motion within the disc and spinal joints.
- A safer, more conservative option to surgery for herniated discs.
- Reduces symptoms of sciatic pain.
HOW IS FLEXION DISTRACTION PERFORMED?
Flexion Distraction involves using a special table that expands and pivots, flexing the spine in an automated and gentle motion. The Chiropractor will use some manual techniques in conjunction with the table to resolve the disc herniation or bulge. The goal is to allow the spine to move correctly in a manner that will remove pressure from the disc. It does this by creating a negative pressure that pulls the disc bulge back into place.