Intersegmental Traction is a way of inducing passive motion into the spine for the purpose of stretching spinal joints and increasing mobility. The patient lies face up on a bench table which has roller-type cams beneath its surface. These rollers slowly travel the length of the spine, stretching spinal joints gently rolling and exercising the spine without effort. Most patients find this form of treatment to be relaxing and very helpful. Since discs have a poor blood supply, they get nutrients from the circulation of fluids surrounding the spinal joints. Fixations prevent this natural circulation and can lead to disc thinning and degeneration. Intersegmental traction helps increase and restore necessary elasticity and motion to the spine.
- Comfortable and relaxing
- Increased mobility
- Improves circulation of spinal fluids