Hi, I’m Dr. Nicole with Sleigh Family Chiropractic and today I’m going to talk about how flexion distraction a technique we use here in the office helps with lower back pain.
How Flexion Distraction Works
So a lot of times lower back pain arises from subluxations within the spine, which is where the joint is out of alignment or the joint is not able to function or move how it’s supposed to. When that happens, it creates wear and tear on the disc which is the space between the bones and that creates pain. Over time When left untreated, it can lead to disc herniations or it can lead to bulging discs. So we use a technique here in the office. It’s called flexion distraction so it is going to focus on rehydrating the spaces between the bones so bringing fluid and nutrients to the disk, as well as relaxing the muscles that connect to the spine. So as you can see, the table is going to extend out toward the feet and then it will bend forward towards the floor. And this is going to help restore the motion into the spine and relax the muscles. So this will be repeated until those are felt. It’s typically done in conjunction with an adjustment to prefer to provide overall healing.
So hopefully that gives you a better idea as to how flexion distraction can help with your lower back pain. If you have questions, drop them below.