Flexion-Distraction Effective for Low Back Pain

Flexion-Distraction Effective for Low Back Pain

The Flexion-Distraction table is a game changer for those suffering from acute or chronic low back pain. It can help you get on your feet again by providing relief of symptoms through gentle traction, so that we don’t have to rely just as much upon prescription medications with potentially serious side effects!

We offer a evidence based chiropractic solution for joint/disc related back pain. It has been shown to be effective in treating facet syndrome (inflammation or degeneration of inter- vertebral joints), disc herniation, and previous failed surgery that was done on your spine previously!

The table is able to provide a distraction force that can be applied from gentle to strong. This allows us to decompress the spine which can take pressure off of your spinal cord and nerves that are exiting your spine. This in turn can help alleviate pain, numbness, and tingling that you may be experiencing!

How it works:

  • increases the space between joints to decrease pressure in spinal nerves
  • reduces the intra-discal pressure (pressure within the disc), thus decreasing the pressure on the spinal nerves
  • pumps fluid and nutrients back into the disc to encourage healing

It is comfortable, effective and does not require surgery! Call us today to book in with the chiropractor for some flexion-distraction treatment 3369 0110. 


A randomised clinical trial and subgroup analysis to compare flexion–distraction with active exercise for chronic low back pain

Maruti Ram Gudavalli, Jerrilyn A. Cambron, Marion McGregor, James Jedlicka, Michael Keenum, Alexander J. Ghanayem, Avinash G. Patwardhan
Eur Spine J. 2006 July; 15(7): 1070–1082. Published online 2005 December 8. doi: 10.1007/s00586-005-0021-8PMCID: PMC3233943