Mechanical traction is used for a variety of cervical and lumbar issues. Traction involves a gently pull of the vertebral column or spine through the use of a specialized bed and pulley system. This allows for greater separation between numerous vertebrae, creating a release of compression on the nerve root. Nerve root compression may be due to numerous conditions and structures, such as a protruding disc or the narrowing of the intervertebral foramine (the canal in which the nerve root passes through the spine) as would be the case in spinal stenosis.
Feel free to contact the staff at Generations to inquire more about the benefits of mechanical traction and how it can be used to complement specialized manual techniques and the overall treatment of your condition.