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Facts About Chiropractic Traction Therapy

If you’ve been looking for natural treatment methods for your neck or back pain, you have no doubt come across chiropractic treatment as one of the safest, most highly recommended, and truly effective sources of pain relief that are available to you today. If you are new to the world of chiropractic care and treatment methods, you may know very little about the process of getting a chiropractic adjustment.

While the common image of chiropractics is applying pressure to the spinal column and surrounding joints in order to reduce pain and inflammation while increasing mobility, there is actually a lot more to the art of chiropractic than many people may realize. In fact, there are several types of techniques that licensed doctors of chiropractic have studied and are trained to perform. Each particular technique or method may work better on some patients over others, depending on what unique pain related condition is being dealt with by the chiropractor. As a great article on Spine Health describes, chiropractic traction therapy can be very beneficial in relieving pain and stiffness in patients who are currently suffering from various ailments that may be causing them aches or pains.

If you’re ready to dip your toes into the world of chiropractic treatment, and you have been dealing with back or even leg pain for some time now, it would be beneficial for you to learn more about the many benefits that chiropractic traction therapy can provide for you. First, you’ll want to know what exactly this type of chiropractic adjustment entails, and how it works to improve your health.

Chiropractic traction therapy involves the use of body weight, weights, and possibly pulleys to very gently stretch the spinal column in order to draw apart the vertebrae (don’t worry, this is definitely nothing like those medieval torture devices you may have learned about in history class!). This works to relieve pressure and any abnormalities that may have been affecting your spine, which would have therefore been causing you pain and stiffness. Once the vertebrae are stretched out to the right degree, a doctor of chiropractic can examine your spinal column for any vertebral subluxations, which are misalignments in the spine. These misalignments can cause inflammation in the surrounding soft tissue, and blockages in the nervous system that may hinder communication between the body and the brain. Once these subluxations are gently corrected, you will more than likely notice increased mobility and reduced amounts of pain.

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