Are 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.