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Flexion-Distraction Decompression Therapy

Flexion-Distraction is a decompression technique used to treat many conditions of the neck and low back. It is a non-surgical technique aimed at increasing spinal motion and resolving disc bulges and disc herniations. The treatment is excellent as a safe, gentle, non-force procedure and works well to take pressure off the spinal nerves that may be injured or dysfunctional.


Flexion-Distraction utilizes a specialized table where a portion of the table can separate and move in a variety of directions controlled and dictated by the clinician.  

A research study* published in 2015 reported significant improvement with patients diagnosed with lumbar stenosis (spinal canal narrowing) and nerve pain extending down their leg after 6 weeks of flexion-distraction therapy.  


Patients who received flexion-distraction reported 2.5 times greater improvement with their pain symptoms and disability compared to patients who only received physical rehabilitation. 

*Choi et al (2015), Journal of Physical Therapy Science. 

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