Lumbar & Cervical
Traction Decompression

Overview

Traction decompression involves applying a gentle pulling force to the spine, creating space between vertebrae and reducing pressure on discs. Lumbar traction targets the lower back, while cervical traction focuses on the neck.
Methodology: Gentle pulling force applied to the spine using traction equipment.
Lumbar & Cervical Traction Decompression

Benefits

Helps alleviate pain caused by disc herniations, nerve compression, and degenerative conditions. It can enhance spinal mobility and relieve symptoms like radiculopathy.

Pain relief from disc herniations.

Improved spinal mobility.

Reduction in nerve compression symptoms.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Traction Painful?

Traction is generally a gentle and controlled procedure. Patients may feel a stretching sensation, but it is not typically painful. The therapist will adjust the traction force based on individual tolerance.

How Does Traction Work?

Traction involves the application of a pulling force to the spine, creating space between vertebrae. This can relieve pressure on nerves, reduce compression, and promote better alignment of the spine.

What Conditions Can Traction Help Treat?

Traction is commonly used for conditions such as herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, and spinal stenosis. It can alleviate symptoms like pain, numbness, and tingling associated with nerve compression.

How Many Sessions Are Typically Required?

The number of traction sessions varies based on the individual’s condition and response to treatment. A series of sessions may be recommended initially, and the therapist will assess progress to determine further needs.

Are There Any Side Effects of Traction?

Traction is generally safe with minimal side effects. Some individuals may experience temporary soreness or discomfort, especially after the initial sessions. Serious side effects are rare but should be discussed with the healthcare provider.

Can Traction Be Adjusted for Individual Comfort?

Yes, traction parameters, including the amount of force and duration, can be adjusted based on individual comfort and response. Open communication with the therapist is crucial to ensure a comfortable and effective session.

Can Traction Be Done for Both Cervical and Lumbar Spine?

Yes, traction can be applied to both the cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) spine. The therapist will determine the appropriate location based on the patient’s symptoms and diagnosis.

How Long Does Each Traction Session Last?

Traction sessions typically last 15 to 30 minutes, although the duration may vary based on the individual’s condition and the specific traction technique used.

Can Traction Be Combined with Other Treatments?

Yes, traction is often part of a comprehensive treatment plan that may include exercises, physical therapy, and other modalities. Combining treatments can provide a more holistic approach to address underlying issues.

Can Traction Help with Post-Surgical Recovery?

Traction may be beneficial during post-surgical recovery, depending on the type of surgery and the individual’s condition. The healthcare provider will assess the appropriateness of traction in the post-surgical context.

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