Disc injuries often respond quite well to Flexion-Distraction Traction. This is a form of traction to gently decompress the disc in order to help heal disc injuries without requiring surgery.
The discs, which are the shock absorbers between the vertebrae, are often involved in low back pain. If an injured disc presses on a nerve, it can cause pain to radiate down one or both legs. By gently opening up the disc space with Flexion-Distraction Traction, pressure is taken off the nerves and the protruded or “slipped disc” can be repositioned and allowed to heal.
In my experience, some of the more excruciating episodes of low back pain come from a disc injury. By combining the gentle adjustment of the Proadjuster with Flexion-Distraction Traction, we have an excellent chance of facilitating the body’s natural ability to heal.