What Is Intersegmental Traction?

by Administrator 26. April 2012 13:14

Intersegmental traction is a chiropractic technique which stimulates motion in the spine, leading to increased flexibility, a greater range of motion, and improved mobility. The technique is carried out with the help of a special bench designed for the purpose, which has rollers fitted on its surface. The patient lies on this bench, after which the rollers are set into motion, imparting a gentle, relaxing motion all over the length of the spine. Most patients describe the procedure to be extremely relaxing and effective in alleviating back pain and a host of other disorders.

The technique works by stimulating blood supply to the spinal discs. The flow of blood to these discs is usually impeded due to subluxations (a dysfunctional spinal segment). This causes a deficiency of essential nutrients, leading to the thinning and degeneration of the discs. When such a patient is subjected to intersegmental traction, the discs and the area around them is massaged, leading to increased blood supply, as well as increased intake of nutrients. This strengthens the discs, ligaments and muscles, leading to increased strength, flexibility and endurance.

The two main areas of concern that are effectively tackled by the procedure are muscle spasms and muscle guarding. The most common causes of both these conditions are fatigue, repetitive stress, and injury. The tightness and spasm in the back muscles results in shortening of these muscles, which in turn pulls the vertebrae (spinal joints) out of their original position, resulting in their misalignment. Due to this, the vertebral discs which serve as a protective cushioning to the vertebrae are either displaced or ruptured leading to varying degrees of pain.

During intersegmental traction, the rollers work in gently elongating the muscles in the back, restoring them to their original position. This leads to the alleviation of muscle spasm, and gradually improves the range of motion of the spinal joints.  When the muscles are loosened and relaxed the vertebrae regain their range of motion.  The vertebral discs also come back to their original position, and resume their previous function of cushioning the vertebrae, leading to relief from the pain experienced by the patient. All in all, intersegmental traction is an effective way for the long-term and sustainable management of back pain, which eradicates the root cause of pain, instead of temporarily relieving symptoms.

For more information, visit us at Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness located at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548. You can also call us at (254) 698-1600.

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Isdale Corrective Chiropractic - Your Journey To Wellness

by Administrator 17. August 2009 09:08

Health has become a prime concern of human beings due to their easy tendency of falling prey to health problems. The sedentary lifestyle has given rise to physical problems which if not treated on time can lead to severe issues. In order to treat the mechanical disorders in a human body, alternative treatment Chiropractic has achieved high popularity. This treatment founded in 1890’s, consider subluxations the leading cause of physical dysfunction.

Isdale Corrective Chiropractic has been successful to distinguish chiropractic from medicine. The philosophy of vitalism, spiritual inspiration and rationalism is religiously followed at Isdale. Doctors of Chiropractic at Isdale emphasizes on the conservative management of the neuromusculoskeletal system without the use of medicines or surgery, with special emphasis on the spine. The services given by the three doctors at Isdale who are dedicated to help you achieve complete health are amazing.

The services at Isdale includes brief consultation with the doctor, physical examination and X rays to determine your health condition, Chiropractic adjustments, electrical therapy, intersegmental traction, spinal decompression, curve restoration traction, rehabilitation, core muscle training, posture correction, nutrition counseling, patient education classes and many more.

The basic objective at Isdale Corrective Chiropractic is to maintain a balance between structural and chemical well being and help their patients attain optimal health. They have made a difference by teaching patients about the human body and encouraging them to change their lifestyle and work out to become physically fit. Nothing can help you better than a nutritious diet and healthy routine. The doctors at Isdale aim at killing the problem from the root and bring change. Your journey to wellness definitely begins with Isdale.