INTERSEGMENTAL TRACTION

How does Intersegmental Traction Work?

The Intersegmental Traction table mobilizes the spinal column while simultaneously stretching the ligaments and muscles. This helps to increase blood flow and oxygen to discs, ligaments and muscles, thereby improving balance, strength and mobility.

Why is Intersegmental 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. Intersegmental traction helps increase and restore necessary elasticity and motion to the spine.

INTERFERENTIAL ELECTRIC STIMULATION AND HEAT THERAPY

On top of using our Intersegmental Traction table, we use Interferential Electric Stimulation and Heat Therapy similar to the image below.

 

 -Electrodes are placed on the skin that send light electrical pulses to specific areas of the body with the purpose of reducing inflammation, curtailing muscle spasms and relieving back, shoulder, and neck pain.

 -Heat brings about a number of effects that can collectively help the muscles. For starters, heat causes vasodilation. This is the dilation or widening of blood vessels, which increases the blood flow to that part of the body. Increased blood flow has a number of benefits. For a muscle injury, increased blood flow helps in removing debris and preventing the build-up of harmful substances, such as lactic acid, etc. It also speeds the healing by bringing more nutrients and oxygen to the damaged part of the muscle.

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