Intersegmental Traction Table for Spinal Decompression
Chiropractic care is not limited to the use of hands for spinal adjustments. Chiropractors use reliable equipment, such as an intersegmental traction table, also known as a roller table, for spinal adjustments and to restore the body’s range of motion.
The roller table helps reduce muscle spasm, accelerate recovery from a back injury, and promote muscle relaxation.
How the Intersegmental Traction Table Works
Subluxation or misaligned joints in the spine hinder the circulation of nutrients, blood, and oxygen around the joints. This limited fluid circulation causes the thinning of spinal discs, which results in pain, numbness, and reduced mobility.
Intersegmental traction tables make for a relaxing and effective chiropractic care equipment to realign the spine and promote circulation.
Here is how therapy using the intersegmental traction table works:
- The patient lies face-up on the intersegmental traction table.
- Two rollers underneath move up and down the muscles on both sides of the spine.
- The rolling contact works continuously to stretch the spinal joints for improved movement.
- The table mobilizes the spinal column and stretches the ligaments and muscles.
When the spine is stretched and realigned, nutrients and oxygen in the blood can circulate in the joints to restore health and range of motion.
Benefits of Using a Roller Table
Individuals with an active lifestyle, those who suffer from a back injury, and athletes can use this chiropractic care equipment to strengthen the spine and restore mobility. Other benefits of using the roller table include:
- An increased flow of nutrients, blood, and oxygen to the muscles, ligaments, and spinal discs for improved strength and balance
- Reduced muscle stiffness and spasm caused by spinal injuries or weak postural muscles
- Restored mobility and range of motion in the spine
- Accelerated recovery from a back injury
The roller table can be used with all body types and has adjustable settings for the patient’s comfort. This equipment is also safe and effective for children’s use.
Chiropractic Care in Pittsfield, MA
Therapy using an intersegmental traction table is non-invasive, painless, and drug-free. Using the roller table is safe and effective for patients suffering from headaches, neck and back pain, auto, sports, and work-related injuries.
At Tosk Chiropractic, Dr. Stephen D. Tosk will conduct a thorough evaluation of your physical and neurological conditions. He will carefully take note of your medical history, current medication, and health complaints. He may request specialized tests such as an X-ray, CT scan, or MRI to check for bone fractures, bone spurs, and other conditions not recommended for chiropractic care.
Depending on the assessment, you may undergo one or a combination of chiropractic treatments that include spinal adjustments or water massage therapy, instrument adjusting, meridian points therapy, and intersegmental traction table therapy.
Your treatment plan may include therapeutic stretches and exercises, dietary and nutritional counseling, and lifestyle modification counseling for a holistic and long-term approach to health and well-being.
For more information on chiropractic care treatments in Pittsfield, call Tosk Chiropractic at 413-442-8563.