How Does a Traction Table Work?

How Does a Traction Table Work?

Spinal Traction Therapy with Tannenbaum Chiropractic

A chiropractic traction table removes pressure on spinal discs through the process of stretching and manipulating the muscles and discs apart to create space. The goal is to relieve discomfort that is often associated with back problems, sciatica, joint pain, carpal tunnel, and more. It helps to remove pressure from herniated discs, bulging discs, and spinal injuries.

A traction table is adjustable, so each patient can settle into a position that best aligns their spine without direct pressure being applied to the spine. This mobilizes the spinal column while providing the platform to stretch the muscles and ligaments. It helps to increase blood flow and oxygen to the parts of the body that are inflamed and in pain when used in conjunction with chiropractic therapies, to allow the body to improve balance, mobility, and strength.

Spinal Decompression Tables and Non-Surgical Therapy

A spinal decompression traction table is a computerized, or computer-operated, table that works automatically based on the specifications designated by the chiropractic practitioner. Its function is to release the pressure on the discs and create space between the vertebrae, as well as within the discs. This allows the disc fluid to move back into place and for the discs to receive more nutrients and energy, providing them the tools to release the pain.

The parts of the table (upper and lower body portions) move independently, are manipulatable, and pull apart to realign the spine. Modern decompression tables can even take muscle tension and resistance into account by way of sensors on the table that provide information to the mechanics to adjust the speed and pressure with which the table moves. These adjustments give the muscles time to relax before pulling or moving further. This type of table recognizes bodily resistance and muscular reactions to the traction, reacting in turn and changing the way it is working so that the outcome is optimal.

The Body’s Response to Traction on the Table

Although the traction table is designed to provide relief from the stress, tension, and pain trapped in the body, it is not always a quick fix. Patients typically find the best results when they complete their treatment regimen, finding lasting relief following continued therapy. This kind of treatment can also speed up recovery and reduce time away from daily life and normal activity. It can aid in the positive response to traditional modes of treatment, combining with other modalities to provide maximum relief and response.

Are you ready to try a traction table or spinal decompression table? The team at Tannenbaum Chiropractic can work with you using these tools to provide pain relief and recovery from a variety of ailments. Let us help get you back to life and away from pain and discomfort.

Contact our Beverly Hills chiropractic team to discuss your chiropractic needs.