Traction is a form of decompression therapy that we are happy to offer at our Staunton or Waynesboro, VA physical therapy practice. Mechanical traction uses devices that work by stretching the spinal vertebrae and muscles to relieve pressure on the spine and alleviate 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 or neck is bothering you, contact Synergy Rehab & Wellness today to find out if traction could benefit you!
How does traction work?
Traction relieves pressure on the spine and alleviates pain. Cervical traction and lumbar traction are similar, but they have a couple of key differences: with cervical traction, a gentle force is used to stretch or pull the head away from the neck. With lumbar traction, a gentle force is used to gently gap the pelvis from the lower back. Both of these methods are useful in manipulating the spine and providing relief.
If your back or neck has been bothering you, don’t hesitate to contact Synergy Rehab & Wellness today. One of our highly trained Staunton or Waynesboro, VA physical therapists will design a personalized treatment plan for your specific needs. Don’t live with LBP – manual traction can help get you moving.