Benefits Of Traction For Neck and Back Pain

What is Traction Therapy?

Traction is used to treat pinched nerves, neck and back tightness, and headaches. While in traction, the neck or the low back is stretched, and along with it, the spine is stretched a little as well. If you have pinched nerves in your spine, this can help take some of the pressure off and ease arm or leg pain. Traction is also good for treating bulging discs in your spine, which can also pinch your nerves if they lose enough water in the middle. By pulling your spine apart a little, traction can help the disc’s water and gel slip back into place.

What Are the Benefits of Neck Traction?

There are many benefits that are associated with cervical traction for neck pain. It can help treat causes of neck pain, tension, and tightness in the neck. Neck traction can also aid in relaxing neck muscles which contributes to reducing pain and even increasing flexibility. Depending on the individual and their specific issues, there can be numerous benefits from neck traction.

What Are the Benefits of Lumbar Traction?

If you’re experiencing back pain that is interfering with your every day life, lumbar traction could be a beneficial in helping to relieve your pain. Specifically, lumbar traction can help take pressure off pinched nerves that will reduce pain and improve your flexibility. For athletes, this can be especially beneficial in helping them perform to the best of their ability. Compass Sports Medicine works directly with athletes on a one on one basis to achieve the maximum benefits of lumbar traction.

While traction therapy for neck and back pain is good for many conditions, there are some things it should not be used with, such as spinal fusion surgery, osteoporosis, and some spinal problems where the bones in your spine are slipping out of place. Each person is unique and should be consulted based on their individual needs to find the optimal solution to relieve the pain.