What Is Flexion Distraction?
Chiropractic Method for Effectively Healing Your Pain
Flexion Distraction is a treatment commonly used specifically to relieve and heal your back, neck, arm and leg pain. How is it done? The patient lies on a specially constructed table, which both stretches and gently bends your spine so adjustments can be made where needed.
The chiropractor then applies pressure on the area(s) of your spine that are creating your discomfort. This is especially effective if you have back pains that severely affect your life, but do not require surgery.
Flexion Distraction is:
- Completely safe
- Uses gentle adjustments. No ‘cracking’.
- Usually a very relaxing experience
Though some relief can come quickly, this requires a certain number of treatments, depending on where your pain is centered and its severity.
Other Conditions Flexion Distraction Treats
In addition to relieving the many varieties of physical pain that result from accidents or injuries, this is also effective for treating such conditions as:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Post-surgery back pain
- Back pain from pregnancy
and many other ailments.
Is this the Right Chiropractic Treatment For You?
Ultimately, the chiropractor will determine whether this is the right approach to your personal health needs after learning more about your condition and other factors. The important thing is to know that this is one of the tools available if it is right for you – and that your chiropractor is skilled in applying it.