Explore the Benefits of Flexion/Distraction Traction

At Coastal Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Foley, AL, we offer Flexion/Distraction Traction, a chiropractic technique that helps to alleviate back pain and improve spinal health. This non-invasive therapy is effective in treating conditions related to spinal disc injuries without the need for surgery.

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What is Flexion/Distraction Traction?

Flexion/Distraction Traction is a chiropractic technique that uses a specialized table to stretch the spine. This method allows us to gently separate the spinal vertebrae, creating a “vacuum effect” that helps to reduce pressure on the spinal discs. The technique is particularly effective for patients suffering from disc herniations, spinal stenosis, and other back-related conditions.

How Does Flexion/Distraction Traction Work?

  • Pain Relief: By reducing pressure on spinal nerves, Flexion/Distraction helps to alleviate pain and discomfort.
  • Increased Mobility: Stretching the spine increases the range of motion and improves overall flexibility.
  • Promotes Healing: The vacuum effect promotes the flow of nutrients into spinal discs, aiding in the healing process of damaged discs.

Conditions Treated by Flexion/Distraction Traction

  • Herniated Discs: Relieves pressure on the spinal nerve caused by disc herniation.
  • Sciatica: Targets the source of pain in the sciatic nerve.
  • Lower Back Pain: Effective in treating general back pain resulting from various spinal conditions.

Why Choose Coastal Chiropractic and Acupuncture for Flexion/Distraction Traction?

  • Expertise and Experience: Our chiropractors are trained and experienced in delivering Flexion/Distraction Traction treatments.
  • Personalized Care: Each treatment plan is customized based on the patient’s specific needs and health condition.
  • Integrative Approach: We combine Flexion/Distraction Traction with other therapies for a holistic approach to spinal care.

What to Expect During Your Treatment

During a Flexion/Distraction session, you will lie on a special table that moves in an automated manner to stretch and decompress the spine. Each session typically lasts between 15 to 30 minutes, depending on your specific needs. Most patients find the process to be relaxing and pain-free.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Ready to experience the benefits of Flexion/Distraction Traction? Contact Coastal Chiropractic and Acupuncture today at (251) 943-7941 or visit us at 1705 South McKenzie Street, #4, Foley, AL 36535. Let us help you achieve a pain-free back and improved spinal health.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Flexion/Distraction Traction

What is Flexion/Distraction Traction?

Flexion/Distraction Traction is a chiropractic technique that uses a specialized table to gently stretch the spine. This method helps to alleviate pressure on spinal nerves caused by disc herniation or other spinal issues, providing relief from pain and aiding in the recovery process.

How does Flexion/Distraction Traction help in treating back pain?

This technique is highly effective for increasing spinal motion and resolving disc bulges and herniations. It works by creating a negative intradiscal pressure to promote retraction of the herniated or bulging disc material, improving blood flow and nutrient exchange, which aids in the healing process of the spinal discs.

Is Flexion/Distraction Traction safe?

Yes, Flexion/Distraction Traction is a safe and conservative treatment option for back pain. It is often used as a non-surgical alternative to help relieve lower back pain and sciatica caused by disc injuries. The technique is controlled and gentle, making it suitable for patients of all ages.

What conditions can be treated with Flexion/Distraction Traction?

Flexion/Distraction is particularly effective for:

  • Herniated discs
  • Sciatica
  • Lower back pain
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Other conditions affecting the lumbar spine

How many sessions of Flexion/Distraction Traction will I need?

The number of sessions needed varies depending on the individual condition, severity of symptoms, and response to treatment. Most patients may start to feel relief after a few sessions, but a full course of treatment might include several sessions over a few weeks.

What should I expect during a Flexion/Distraction Traction session?

During a session, you will lie on a special table that moves in a controlled manner to stretch and decompress the spine. The movements are gentle and gradual, and you should not feel any pain during the treatment. Each session typically lasts about 15-30 minutes, depending on your specific treatment plan.

Can Flexion/Distraction Traction be combined with other treatments?

Yes, Flexion/Distraction Traction is often combined with other chiropractic treatments such as manual adjustments, massage therapy, and rehabilitative exercises to enhance the healing process and provide comprehensive care.