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Mechanical Traction


What is Mechanical Traction?

Mechanical traction is a form of therapy to decrease pain and decrease pressure off nerve compression in the spine.


Benefits of spinal traction include:

  • Increase space between joints

  • Manage herniated disc by reduce protrusions of nuclear disc material

  • Stretch soft tissue: like muscles, tendons, ligaments, and discs

  • Relax muscles

  • Mobilize joints. Which improves the movement between spine segments.



These effects can reduce the pain associated with spinal dysfunction. It may also decrease pain by stimulating sensory mechanoreceptors that transmit pain signals to the brain.

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