Cervical Lumbar Traction

Manual and mechanical traction refers to non-surgical treatment techniques that can relieve pain effectively and improve function in specific areas of the spine. According to Dr. David Mote of Mote Wellness & Rehab in Boynton Beach, FL, traction applies a controlled and gradual force to the spine’s affected area with the objective of a) creating space between the vertebrae and b) reducing the pressure on nerves and discs causing pain and discomfort.

While both cervical (i.e., the neck) and lumbar (i.e., lower back) traction has a common goal – the relief of pressure and the pain it causes when pressing on nerves and the spine – the choice between the two depends on the location of your spinal issue and your symptoms.

An Overview of Cervical Traction

Cervical traction is a type of chiropractic or therapeutic technique that involves stretching the cervical spine as a means to relieve pressure on discs in the spine as well as nerves, which may create upper spine and neck pain and discomfort. The objective of cervical traction is to relieve pressure on pinched nerves, reduce muscle tension, and enhance your neck’s range of motion.

The technique can be done manually or with the use of a specialized traction device that offers a more controlled use of force. Cervical traction as a therapeutic technique is often used to treat these conditions and more –
- Cervical Radiculopathy
- Herniated Discs
- Cervical Spondylosis
- Neck Pain

An Overview of Lumbar Traction

Lumbar traction is a type of chiropractic technique that treats issues affecting the lumbar spine – which is located in your lower back. The objective of this therapeutic method is to reduce pressure on the discs and nerves in this region, which creates lower back pain.

The lumbar traction technique can be done manually or with the use of a specialized traction device. Lumbar traction is a technique that is often used to treat these conditions –
- Lumbar Disc Herniation
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Sciatica
- Lower Back Pain

Additionally, it is noted that cervical and lumbar traction options are usually one part of a comprehensive chiropractic treatment plan that may include exercises and complementary modalities to help address any underlying issues creating pain or discomfort.

Contact a Leading Boynton Beach, FL, Chiropractor Today

For more information about whether cervical or lumbar traction is an appropriate treatment option for you. Contact Mote Wellness & Rehab’s staff at 561-742-3283 or online.