Spinal decompression or traction is utilized to treat a variety of mostly chronic lower back and neck disorders. The decompression/traction unit is designed to create a traction force along the long axis of the spine resulting in decompression of certain pre-determined levels of the spine.
Decompression/traction may be used to treat the following:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Sciatica or other nerve entrapments
- Disc herniation
- Disc protrusion
- Degenerative disc disease
- Osteoarthritis of the spine
- Spinal stenosis
- Decreased range of motion in the neck or low back
- Pain, numbness, tingling, pins and needles in the arms or legs
On your initial visit your physiotherapist will thoroughly assess you and determine whether spinal decompression/traction is suitable for you. Along with a specific spinal assessment your physiotherapist will also assess your core and other areas that may be relevant to your symptoms. If spinal decompression / traction is deemed appropriate, your treatment will also include education, core and postural exercises, as well as home exercises.
The IMS Mike Wall administered this morning is a revelation. The specific shoulder pain has been reduced so much I sat at my desk today. Replaced by some local soreness, but I’ll definitely take that! I’m interested to see how long the results last, but am really looking forward to my next session! Thanks again Mike.