Flexion-distraction is a chiropractic treatment that applies pressure and traction to specific areas of contact in the cervical and lumbar spine.
The treatment is intended to relieve pain, assist with realignment, and restore range of motion in the spine. The technique is low force and is usually a very gentle, relaxing experience for the patient. This makes flexion-distraction particularly well-suited for patients who need a lighter touch; such as those of an advanced age, with osteoporosis, or other complications.
The technique is used for cervical and lumbar disc injuries, as well as non-disc spinal disorders like facet syndrome.
At Legacy Clinic, flexion-distraction is a key component in our treatment protocol, often achieving faster pain relief for our patients when combined with other therapies offered on site, such as non-surgical spinal decompression.