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
- General Lower Back Stiffness
- Sprain or strain
- 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!