You live in Chippewa Falls or Lake Hallie and you have disc pain, sciatica, low back pain, hip or butt pain… Have you tried traditional chiropractic with some results but are still in discomfort? If you are looking for something different then Reilly Chiropractic in Lake Hallie is for you. We have a flexion distraction table you can view some videos of the technique below to help you see what you may experience. Flexion distraction technique is great for disc herniations, lumbar disc bulge, and even an extruded disc, due to its low force and ability to provide Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) it is much more comfortable and helps improve overall mobility.
Considering Spinal Surgery…?
A recent study included 69 Post-Surgical Continued Pain (PSCP) patients who received active chiropractic care in the form of Cox Technique Flexion Distraction with an average of 11 visits over a 49 day period. Pain relief was 71.6%. Twenty four months later, the sustained pain relief was 70% with 32 patients needing further care to maintain relief.
Chiropractic Distraction Spinal Manipulation on Postsurgical Continued Low Back and Radicular Pain Patients: A Retrospective Case Series, J Chiropr Med. 2016 Jun; 15(2): 121–128. Published online 2016 May 25.
Flexion Distraction Therapy
Flexion Distraction is a chiropractic technique used to treat many conditions of the lumbar spine. It is a non-surgical technique aimed at increasing spinal motion and resolving disc bulges and disc herniations. The treatment is excellent as a safe, gentle, non-force procedure and works well to take pressure off the spinal nerves that may be injured or dysfunctional.
- Reduce pressure on the spinal nerves from a disc bulge or herniation
- Increase spinal motion within the disc and spinal joints
- A conservative option to surgery for herniated discs
- Reducing symptoms of sciatica
HOW IS FLEXION DISTRACTION PERFORMED?
Flexion Distraction involves using a special table that distracts and flexes the spine in an automated and gentle rythmic motion. The Chiropractic Doctor will use some manual techniques with the table to resolve the disc herniation or bulge. The goal is to allow the spine to move correctly in a manner that will remove pressure from the disc bulge. It does this by creating a negative pressure that pulls the disc bulge back into the spine. The flexion distraction motion also maintains healthy discs through imbibition. The motion allows nutrients into the spinal disc and keeps them well articulated.
CONDITIONS THAT MAY BENEFIT FROM FLEXION DISTRACTION THERAPY
- Lumbar disc injuries (ruptured, bulging or herniated “slipped disc”)
- Low back pain
- Leg pain/Sciatica
- General lower back stiffness
- Sacroiliac syndrome
- Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Failed back surgical syndrome
IS FLEXION DISTRACTION THERAPY PAINFUL?
No. Because of its gentle, non-force nature, it is often used with patients who are recovering from spinal surgery or who are in rehabilitation. Generally, the patient is not subjected to increased pain and discomfort during the treatment, and in fact many patients report that they find it pleasant and relaxing.
I HAVE ARTHRITIS, IS IT SAFE TO HAVE FLEXION DISTRACTION THERAPY?
Yes. Movements are repetitive and usually slow, without any quick thrusts or undue pressure. The gentle nature of Flexion Distraction makes it particularly well suited for patients who need a lighter touch, such as those with osteoporosis or of an advanced age. In fact, Flexion Distraction has been successfully used to help manage many conditions of the aging spine including degenerative disc disease, spinal stiffness associated with osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis.
FLEXION DISTRACTION THERAPY OFTEN HELPS WHEN NOTHING ELSE DOES.
Flexion Distraction Therapy is well researched, and has been proven effective. Chiropractors have been using this method for many years to manage the symptoms of sciatica and disc herniation and have saved many patients from ongoing pain management, discomfort, temporary disability and spinal surgery.