If we could all do this we wouldn’t need flexion distraction.
Flexion Distraction is often used for lower back pain, sciatica, lumbar plexus disorder and many other lower back injuries. Typically when a disc injury or sciatica is suspected this is the first and least aggressive therapy that is performed before moving on to spinal decompression/ traction.
Flexion-distraction technique has become the most widely used approach to treating symptomatic disc injuries involving back pain and the often-accompanying leg pain. Flexion-distraction involves the use of a specialized table that gently distracts or stretches the spine which allows the chiropractor to isolate the area of disc involvement while slightly flexing the spine in a pumping rhythm. There is no pain involved in the treatment.