Flexion Distraction Therapy
If you're looking for a non-surgical spine treatment, flexion distraction therapy may be a good choice. If you're considering visiting a chiropractor for flexion distraction therapy, here's what you need to know first.
What Is Flexion Distraction Therapy?
In basic terms, flexion distraction therapy is a spine treatment that involves gently manipulating the spine with the use of a special table. This treatment is aimed at working on the discs in your spine, letting your spine move in a way that naturally alleviates some of the pressure on the discs. One of the big benefits to this type of therapy is that it's designed to be gentle, which is exactly what you need when treating a painful back problem. The light motion which is promoted by the table and your chiropractor is designed to alleviate pressure and get your spine moving in a natural, healthy way, so there's little to no pain involved.
What Does Flexion Distraction Treat?
One of the best parts about flexion distraction therapy is that it can be used to treat such a wide variety of problems. As we mentioned before, the aim of this therapy is to relieve pressure on spinal discs and promote healthy movement of your spine, as such, it can help with any problem that involves spinal discs. Here are some of the things flexion distraction therapy may be used to treat:
- Disc injuries (herniated, bulging)
- Lower back pain
- Spinal stenosis
Essentially, any back problem that involves your spine, specifically the discs in your spine, may be improved through flexion distraction therapy.
Our St. Louis Chiropractor Provides Flexion Distraction Therapy
If you're suffering from back pain that you want to alleviate without shoveling down medication, visiting our St. Louis chiropractor for flexion distraction therapy is a great choice. You can even complement flexion distraction therapy with anti-inflammatory or pain-relieving medications to get even better results.
Since flexion distraction therapy doesn't involve very much pain, if any at all, there isn't too much you need to prepare yourself for. The procedure is relatively simple and provides fairly quick pain relief for many patients. If you have problem with a specific part of your spine or back, you should mention that to your chiropractor to make sure they focus on that area.
A Helping Hand
If you're suffering from back pain, flexion distraction therapy can be a great way to relieve some of the pain and stiffness. However, it's important to make sure you choose the right chiropractor. At Proficient Chiropractic in St. Louis, we know how to use flexion distraction therapy to provide pain relief, increase your range of motion and reduce stiffness. To find out more or schedule an appointment, call us today.