Difference between Traction and Decompression

Spinal Decompression & Mobilization

Decompression therapy
Difference between conventional traction and decompression
Regular traction stretches your spine and muscles simultaneously.
But if you only stretch the spine, your body naturally “braces” for the next stretch, limiting the effectiveness of the treatment.
The “overall stretching” commonly used in traction can also trigger painful muscle spasms.
Spinal Decompression therapy is different from conventional spinal traction because it alternates between stretching and relaxation.
The relaxation stages trick your body into staying relaxed and therefore maximizes the load and the effectiveness of the treatment.
Decompression table allows our doctors to target your treatment area in three different dimensions.
This allows us to target our treatment by isolating specific spinal discs, compared to traction, which often just “stretches” the entire spine.
We can also completely customize your decompression treatment by changing the amount of stretch (load); the number of stretch/relax stages; the time it takes to reach each peak stretch/relax stage; and many other settings.
These options allow us to personalize the session for your age, weight and condition and to adjust your treatments as we track your results.