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How Traction Can Help with Neck and Lower

Back Problems

If you have a sore neck or lower back problems, it can cause immense disruption in your life, making bending over, looking around, or even getting up off of the couch difficult to accomplish. Finding an effective solution for your pain is crucial for alleviating discomfort and finding relief.


Chiropractic care is a viable solution for neck pain and lower back pain that gets to the root of your misalignment through manual adjustments and manipulations. One effective method of chiropractic treatment is known as traction.


If you are experiencing debilitating neck and lower back problems, traction might just be the solution for you. Call our clinic today for more information.

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What Is Traction?

Traction is a chiropractic modality treatment that helps to bring the body back into alignment and balance through specialized chiropractic techniques.


It works through the use of a traction device, which a chiropractor uses to distract areas of the spine which are misaligned or misplaced. The traction device stretches the muscles and ligaments to increase the space between the vertebrae, separating them and resulting in reduced nerve root pressure, spinal decompression, and reduced back pain and neck pain.


The discs between the vertebrae in the spine provide a cushion so that the bones don’t touch each other. It also allows space for the nerves to exit the spine and go to their designated parts of the body. But if these discs are damaged, injured, or degraded, it will result in immense pain in the back and neck, and hinder your overall bodily functions.


The traction process is painless, and is used to gently pull apart misaligned vertebrae to bring everything back into working order and provide lasting pain relief.


What Are the Benefits of Traction Therapy?

There are many benefits to receiving traction therapy, including that it:


  • Is non-surgical and non-invasive

  • Requires no downtime post-treatment

  • Is drug-free

  • Can treat a variety of conditions related to the back and neck

  • Is an effective treatment option for long-lasting pain relief

  • Increases blood circulation

  • Reduces inflammation


Patients who have neck or back problems often find that even day-to-day activities are difficult to do. If you are tired of missing out on your favorite sports, playing with your grandkids, or even the ability to do something as basic as bending down to pick up a fallen fork, traction therapy could be the solution for you.


What Types of Conditions Can Traction Therapy Help Treat?

Traction is an excellent and effective solution for various different types of painful back and neck conditions, including:


  • Herniated discs

  • Bulging discs

  • Sciatica

  • Pinched nerves

  • Degenerative disc disease

  • Injuries

  • And more


No matter what the cause, traction therapy is an incredible method of pain relief that works to realign the spine and get you out of pain.


If you are dealing with lower back pain or neck pain, call our clinic to consult with one of our doctors and find out if traction therapy might be the right solution for you.

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