What Is Flexion Distraction Therapy?

Flexion distraction therapy is a procedure performed on a flexion distraction table. This table is a specially designed segmented table that moves as the physician slowly manipulates your spine.  The tables movements and Dr. Steve stretches and relax your spine, alleviating pain in your leg, neck, arm, and back.  As your body moves slightly, gravity will improve the effects of the flexion distraction therapy and help adjust your spine. 

How Does A Flexion Distraction Table Work?

Flexion distraction aims to improve spinal motion enhancing overall function. Therefore, the flexion-distraction table gently bends or flexes the spine in multiple directions.

Flexion distraction therapy involves dialing the table to the proper position. Next, Dr. Steve uses the machine to flex and relax the spine, increasing the area between your vertebrae. By the time your flexion distraction session is over, you may experience a drastic reduction in pain. 

What Are the Benefits Of Flexion Distract Therapy?

There are many benefits associated with flexion distraction therapy, including:

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  • Reduce stiffness
  • Remove or delay surgery in some instances
  • Reduce bulging of herniated discs
  • Sacroiliac syndrome
  • Reduce headaches and neck pain
  • Ease pressure on the spinal nerves and discs
  • Enhance Posture
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Enhance movement 
  • Support disc health 
  • Help control chronic back pain

Alleviate pain or numbness in the buttocks, back, and arms. 

  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis 
  • Sprains
  • Arthritis 
  • Scoliosis
  • Failed back surgical ailment
  • Spondylolisthesis

Frequently Asked Questions About Flexion Distraction

Is Flexion Distraction Therapy Painful?
No flexion-distraction therapy is gentle and nonforceful by nature. Flexion distraction is often performed on patients who are in rehab or recuperating from spinal surgery. Patients are never exposed to additional pain or discomfort during the session, and some patients even find the process relaxing. 

Is Flexion Distraction Therapy Safe If I Have Arthritis?
Yes, flexion-distraction therapy is safe if you have arthritis. Remember, the movements are slow and repetitive, so there are no quick or forceful movements. Further, flexion-distraction therapy has been used to treat conditions associated with an aging spine, such as osteoarthritis,
degenerative disc disease, and spinal stenosis.  
Flexion distraction therapy often helps when nothing else does.

Does Flexion-Distraction Therapy Help With Back Pain?
Flexion distraction provides substantial relief for pain in the lower back and cervical spine.
Flexion distraction therapy is also used to relieve stiffness, misalignments from osteoarthritis and sciatica, and discomfort. 

Can Flexion-Distraction Therapy Help With Back Spasms?
Flexion distraction therapy can alleviate back spasms as well as frailness, numbness, and cramping all over the back.

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