Low back pain got you stuck? We have a table for that! Many clients who come in with low back complaints often get to enjoy our flexion distraction table. Want to know what it can do for YOU? Keep reading!
Flexion distraction is a chiropractic technique developed by James M. Cox, DC, roughly 50 years ago. This particular treatment method embraces a combination of chiropractic and osteopathic principles using mobilization of various body parts and slow manual traction to treat many different forms of pain that can affect a person’s back, neck, legs, and arms.
Some of the most common conditions treated with the use of flexion distraction tables include herniated discs, back pain as a result of pregnancy, spinal stenosis, and more.
A large number of chiropractic tables are designed to respond to quick thrusts from the chiropractor, thereby realigning the spine. Some are called drop tables because various sections drop under the pressure, using gravity to help return the spinal column to a healthier position.
A flexion table, on the other hand, was developed to work best with slow and controlled movements. With this particular option, the chiropractor manipulates the patient’s body by moving portions of the table as opposed to a more hands-on approach which requires physically manipulating the patient’s limbs and torso.