How a Flexion-Distraction Technique is Performed

The flexion-distraction technique is done using a special chiropractic table. The table can allow a person who is lying face down on the table to bend at the waist while keeping his/her legs straight and bound together.  The up and down motion bending the patient at the waist is done in a slow, rhythmic way while the chiropractor is placing his/her hand on certain vertebrae on the patient’s spine which allows an opening and healing movement for the vertebrae and the discs of the spine.


Conditions Treated by Flexion-Distraction Therapy:

  • Lumbar disc injuries such as ruptured, bulging, or herniated disc 
  • Low Back Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Arthritis
  • General Lower Back Stiffness
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprain or strain
  • Scoliosis
  • Sacroiliac syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Failed Back Surgeries
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

How does Flexion-Distraction work: 

Flexion distraction drops intradiscal pressures as low as -192mmHg and widens the spinal canal area by as much as 28%. As a bonus, flexion distraction returns motion to the spinal joints, too!


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