Intersegmental Traction

Intersegmental traction is a chiropractic technique used to increase the range of motion of the spine.

Intersegmental Traction: Enhancing Spinal Health and Mobility

If you’re looking to improve your spinal health and mobility, you can ask your chiropractor about intersegmental traction. This is a therapeutic technique that uses a special treatment table that is equipped with roller-type cams that move along your spine gently.

Here’s an insight into how intersegmental traction works and its benefits


During the procedure, the patient lies face-up on the specialized table while the rollers slowly travel along the spine underneath. This gentle movement will stretch the spinal joints and provide a comfortable and restful exercise for the spine, and the patient won’t have to do anything. Most people who opt for this treatment find it relaxing and beneficial.

Purpose and Benefits

The main goal of intersegmental traction is to restore the movement of the spine and increase its elasticity. Spinal discs usually have poor blood supply, so they depend on the circulation of other fluids around the spinal joints for necessary nutrients. If there are fixations, they could block this natural circulation, leading to disc thinning and degeneration. When our chiropractors use intersegmental traction, it helps with these issues and facilitates the movement of the fluids, nourishing your discs.

Complementary to Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractors use this technique in combination with adjustments to loosen up your joints that have been locked. This combination provides passive motion exercise and therapy to your discs, helping restore their flexibility and elasticity.
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