Flexion Distraction

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.