At Anchor Holistic Health in Farmington, MI, Dr. Robert understands how difficult living with chronic and acute pain is. That’s why we offer a wide range of chiropractic care services including Flexion-Distraction Therapy. Below is some more information about this unique and effective treatment method.

What Is Flexion-Distraction Therapy?

Flexion-distraction therapy is a chiropractic technique that involves applying gentle, sustained pressure to the spine while slowly and rhythmically moving the vertebrae. The goal of this therapy is to reduce pain and improve mobility by decompressing the discs, facet joints, and other structures of the spine. It’s a form of spinal decompression therapy. This type of therapy is often used to treat herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, and other conditions that cause back pain. This therapy is also sometimes used to treat neck pain.

How Does Flexion-Distraction Therapy Provide Pain Relief?

Flexion-distraction therapy works by gently stretching the spine. This action creates a negative pressure within the discs, which helps to reduce herniations and bulges. Additionally, this therapy increases blood flow and nutrients to the discs, which helps to promote healing.

Most people enjoy this therapy since it is a non-invasive, drug-free treatment option that is highly effective at treating back pain. This therapy is also generally very well tolerated, with few side effects. If you are living with chronic or acute back pain, Flexion-Distraction Therapy combined with massage therapy and chiropractic care may be able to help.

Does Flexion-Distraction Therapy Hurt?

When conducted by a trained chiropractor, Flexion-Distraction Therapy is not generally painful, but is a welcomed form of quick relief. You may feel some pressure or discomfort during the treatment, but this will quickly resolve as the treatment progresses. If you have any concerns about Flexion-Distraction Therapy, be sure to discuss them with our chiropractor before treatment.

Find the Best Chiropractic Care At Anchor Holistic Health

If you are living with chronic or acute back pain, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to discuss Flexion-Distraction Therapy and see if it is right for you, and recommend other treatment options for increased pain relief such as chiropractic adjustment, massage therapy, and more.