Traction is a form of decompression therapy that we are happy to offer at our physical therapy practice. It relieves pressure on the spine and alleviates pain from joints, sprains, and spasms. It can also treat herniated discs, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, and many other back conditions. Traction is performed by skilled physical therapists and/or the use of mechanical units. If your back is bothering you, request an appointment at OSR Physical Therapy today to find out if traction could benefit you!
Lower back pain (LBP) is the most commonly reported form of pain. It is a major cause of medical expenses, work absenteeism, and disability. With traction, you can find some much-needed relief and get back to comfortably living your daily life.
How Does Mechanical Traction Work?
Mechanical traction is a therapeutic technique that relieves pressure on the spine. Cervical traction and lumbar traction are similar in that they both use stretching to help alleviate pain, but they are different in their application of stretching: Cervical traction is a gentle, controlled stretch used to relieve muscle tension and pain in the neck. In lumbar traction, a gentle force is used to gently separate the pelvis from the lower back. Both techniques can be useful in manipulating the spine, and either one may provide relief.
Mechanical Traction Therapy In AZ
The specialized treatment technique of mechanical traction uses devices that work by stretching the spinal vertebrae and muscles. If your back has been bothering you, don’t hesitate to Contact OSR today to request an appointment with one of our Anthem, Phoenix, Peoria, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Sun City, Moon Valley, or Glendale AZ physical therapists. We will design a personalized treatment plan for your specific needs. Don’t live with LBP – manual traction can help get you moving.