Flexion Distraction Therapy

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.

Clinical Benefits:

  • 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.


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.

FD table

Vitality Chiropractic

616 Dr. Calvin Jones Hwy
Suite 104

Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 761-5158
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Office Hours

Mon: 8am - 12pm, 2:30pm - 6pm
Tue: 8am - 12pm, 2:30pm - 6pm
Wed: 8am - 12pm, 2:30pm - 6pm
Thu: 7am - 12pm, 2:30pm - 6pm
Fri: 8am - 12pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

Our Practice

Vitality Chiropractic and Family Wellness is unique in the sense that we have two female doctors on staff. Our primary focus is always on our patients.