Flexion Distraction

Everyone experiences pain in their muscles and joints sometimes. We might not think much of it if the discomfort goes away after just a few days. However, for some, pain becomes a chronic condition and persists for months or years. According to Dr. Richard Prough of Prough Chiropractic in McMurray, PA, flexion-distraction therapy is a natural, noninvasive technique that provides an effective, alternative pain relief option.

What Is Flexion-Distraction

Flexion-distraction therapy aims to reverse the compression of spinal discs by gently stretching your spine. It is done on a segmented table that adjusts while a chiropractor carefully manipulates your spine. When your body drops slightly, gravity enhances the effects of spinal adjustment. The result can relieve pain in your back, legs, neck, or arms.

The Benefits Offered by Flexion-Distraction

The objective of flexion-distraction is to restore spinal function and improve mobility. Regular therapy sessions can contribute to improved spine health, building healthier spinal discs and more resilient muscles.

This type of chiropractic care is safe and non-invasive. It offers these benefits in treating and managing pain and injury of the spine –

  • Gradually restores mobility and flexibility to your spine.
  • Enhances blood flow to the spine can aid in reducing pain and inflammation.
  • Soothes and relaxes muscles while stimulating nerves, helping to positively affect one's mood and overall well-being.

Condition Treated by Flexion-Distraction Therapy

The flexion-distraction technique offers relief from several painful conditions and helps when recovering from a back or spinal injury. Among the conditions that flexion-distraction can help with are -

  • Arthritis symptoms.
  • Spinal Stenosis.
  • Ankylosing spondylitis.
  • Sciatica.
  • Herniated/Bulging Discs.
  • Degenerative Disc Disease.
  • Sacroiliac syndrome.
  • Rehabilitation of the back, neck, and shoulders.

Contact a Leading Chiropractor Serving the Greater McMurray, PA, Area

Are you tired of pain disrupting your life? Flexion-distraction therapy may offer an ideal way to relieve various symptoms, whether your pain is intermittent or chronic. For more information about our chiropractic care and complementary therapy options, contact Dr. Prough or a staff member of Prough Chiropractic at 724-731-0210 or online to schedule your appointment.

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