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How Can Mechanical Traction Help Chiropractic Patients?

Before I get started discussing anything about mechanical traction, trust me when I say that I know that it sounds like some sort of medieval torture device. I won’t deny that some of the supplementary treatment options that are recommended by doctors of chiropractic look and sound like unnatural and even creepy artifacts of an ancient civilization.

Fortunately, these methods are actually some of the best and most effective ways to treat chronic pain and pain related conditions in an all natural manner. I wanted to know more about mechanical traction, and how it relates to and even supplements chiropractic treatment, so I turned to a great article by Pain Relief Center that does a great job explaining what this treatment does and why it can be so beneficial for awide variety of conditions. Here is what I learned.

Mechanical traction can be administered in a manual or mechanical manner. In a manual treatment, a doctor of chiropractic will place the patient into a state of traction before using force and applied pressure to widen the spaces between the vertebrae. Mechanical traction methods involve having the patient lie on a specially designed table that can employ the use of ropes, strings, and pulleys to place the patient in traction and successfully relieve his or her pain and discomfort in a personalized manner.

Mechanical traction has been used by professional chiropractors for many years as a successful and effective way to treat patients who have to deal with pain and discomfort in the low back area, neck, arms, and legs. This makes mechanical traction an extremely effective treatment option for herniated discs andother disc injuries, as well as chronic pain related conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome. This is because mechanical traction works to use gentle force in order to relieve pressure on the spinal discs, which greatly improves circulation and movement of fluid within the discs. This pain relief method is not invasive and requires no surgery or after care treatment, which makes it an ideal pain relief method for many patients who do not have the time or money for an extensive surgery or who cannot take the risk of being placed on new medications. If you have been diagnosed with a pain related issue in your spinal discs, it might be a good idea to have a talk with your doctor of chiropractic or healthcare provider about mechanical traction.


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