S E R V I C E S P O T L I G H T : DECOMPRESSION THERAPY
How Can I Add Traction To My Treatment Plan? For low back pain sufferers, one key element to relief is traction. Combining this method of treatment with additional pain relief modalities is the most effective way to treat low back pain, rather than mask it with pain relievers or muscle relaxers. If your back has been bothering you, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with Loop PT today to discuss how we can add traction to your treatment plan. One of our highly trained physical therapists will design a personalized treatment plan for your specific needs. Don’t live with lower back pain – traction can help get you moving.
Traction is a form of decompression therapy that we are happy to offer at our physical therapy practice. It relieves pressure on the spine and alleviates pain from joints, sprains, and spasms. It can also treat herniated discs, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, and many other back conditions. Traction is performed by skilled physical therapists and/or the use of mechanical units. The different types of traction include: Mechanical Traction . The specialized treatment technique of mechanical traction uses devices that work by stretching the spinal vertebrae and muscles. Manual Traction. With manual traction, our physical therapists use their hands to stretch the spinal vertebrae and muscles. So, How Exactly Does Traction Work? Traction relieves pressure on the spine and alleviates pain. Cervical traction and lumbar traction are similar, but they have a couple of key differences: with cervical traction, a gentle force is used to stretch or pull the head away from the neck. With lumbar traction, a gentle force is used to gently gap the pelvis from the lower back. Both of these methods are useful in manipulating the spine and providing relief.
If you’re suffering from back pain, call your Physical Therapist at Loop Physical Therapy to schedule your appointment today!
WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING! I was extremely pleased withmy experience. My therapist Hatice (TJ) was great. She is very kind, supportive, and encouraging but persistent (which I need). She was always prompt and devotes the full hour to me (something very different frommy numerous other PT experiences). This is a wonderful facility and I highly recommend them. — C. T. I was very impressed. The therapist was very personable. She took the time to carefully understand my unique issues, as well as took time to explain and educate me on treatment strategy. — H. E.
EXERCISE ESSENTIALS RELIEVE BACK PAIN IN MINUTES!
PRAYER STRETCH While in a crawl position, slowly lower your buttocks towards your feet until a stretch is felt along your back and or buttocks. Hold for 3-6 seconds, then return to the starting position. Repeat 3 times. This is a great stretch for those who work on computers for long periods.
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