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Posted on 10-07-2011

traction highlands ranch, highlands ranch acupunctureAre you suffering from chronic neck pain caused by whiplash in a personal injury accident, aging or a sports injury? Or maybe you have neck pain and you have no idea why? Whatever the case may be, traction therapy is a very common physical therapy procedure that is used by chiropractors today in the relieving of neck pain.

There are two forms of traction therapy: manual and mechanical. A chiropractor or physical therapist performs manual traction with the patient laying flat, face-down on a table. The chiropractor then pulls the head away from of the neck. Mechanical traction therapy is when the therapy is performed by means of a machine - mechanical pressure moves the patient's head away from the neck to alleviate the pain.
 

Highlands Ranch and Littleton Chiropractic Utilizes Traction Therapy for the Relief of Neck Pain


When proper neck traction and physical therapy are performed, you can experience immediate relief of pain as your nerves gain back their open movement without any disturbances. Traction could be somewhat described as stretching. When traction therapy is performed, sprains or spasms in the neck among the muscles are relieved easing the feeling of pain that you are experiencing.

Because of the stretching, traction therapy has been said to be an effective way to alleviate pain from worn spinal disks in addition to freeing possible pinched nerves in the vertebrae. Additionally, traction therapy has been successful in treating herniated discs, sciatica, headaches and migraines, as well as carpal tunnel syndrome. Due to its non-invasive nature, traction therapy and chiropractic care work with the body, encouraging the body to naturally heal itself.

Are you suffering from persistent neck pain, headaches or back pain and are interested in a natural, drug-free solution? If so, contact us today at County Line Chiropractic in Littleton and Highlands Ranch so our specially trained chiropractor Dr. Craig Lewis can help you gain the relief that you deserve.

Have you experienced traction therapy? What was the experience like?

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