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Should you be using inter-segmental traction?

Good news! We recently started using inter-segmental traction at Align Corrective Chiropractic. We’re really excited, because this form of traction will compliment your adjustments and help keep your spine moving and functioning properly.

What is an Inter-Segmental Traction Table?

An Inter-Segmental traction table, is a treatment table which has moving rollers beneath its surface, these rollers move up and down the spine and is a great way to passively move your spinal joints.

Why is Inter-Segmental Traction necessary?

Our vertebral discs have a poor blood supply, in fact they get most of their nutrients from the circulation of fluids surrounding the spinal joints, which occurs during movement of the spine. Spinal joints that are misaligned or not moving correctly prevent this natural circulation of fluids which can lead to disc thinning and degeneration. Inter-segmental traction helps increase and restore the necessary motion and elasticity to the spine.

Why should you use Inter-Segmental Traction ?

Most patients enjoy the gentle rolling action that this traction table offers, as well as the increased mobility gained from this type of tractioning.

Patient Benefits:

  • Comfortable and relaxing
  • Increased mobility
  • Improves circulation of spinal fluids
  • Help facilitate muscle relaxation and reduces muscle spasms
  • Keeps the spine healthy and helps prevent wear and tear

Please contact your Durban Chiropractors at 031 562 9180 if you would like any more information about this form of treatment.