"IST" Inter-Segmental Traction: Benefits

by Administrator 11. June 2015 16:10

Inter-Segmental Traction is a gentle and effective chiropractic therapy used to treat muscle spasms and other spine related problems. Any misalignment in the spinal joints obstructs the proper circulation of nutrients and can cause the discs to wear out or degenerate over time. When these spinal joints are manipulated in Inter-Segmental Traction, it improves circulation of fluids around the discs and allows the nutrients to enter into them. IST, Inter-Segmental Traction, increases and restores motion, elasticity and improves mobility in the spine. The therapy improves spine health and is suitable for people of all ages.

How Inter- Segmental Traction works?

Inter-Segmental Traction therapy is a painless and non-invasive treatment method for various spinal problems. It is delivered by a trained chiropractor on a special traction table. The table has vibrating rollers underneath its surface that continuously move up and down the spine, reducing muscle spasms and providing relaxation. The intensity of the rollers can be adjusted, depending upon the chiropractic condition and weight of the patient, so that the roller movement can stretch the spinal joint and relax the muscles. When this occurs, the spinal vertebrae can move normally and the discs are positioned to their original place. Inter-Segmental Therapy is even more effective when used in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments.

Benefits of Inter-Segmental Traction therapy

  • The therapy restores the normal movement of the vertebrae
  • It prevents the abnormal damage to the vertebral discs
  • It prevents further injury of the disc
  • The therapy is non-invasive and painless
  • The gentle rolling action exercises the spine
  • It reduces muscle spasms and spinal subluxations
  • It increases blood circulation and oxygen flow to the disc, muscles and ligaments
  • It improves the elasticity, strength, balance and mobility of the spine
  • It reduces spinal muscle tension
  • It prevents disc degeneration
  • It accelerates recovery from back injuries or chronic back issues
  • It reduces the development of Spinal Arthritis

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, perform Inter-Segmental Traction therapy to increase mobility and reduce degeneration and thinning of discs. To schedule an appointment with our chiropractors, call at (254) 698- 1600 or visit 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102 Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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