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Flexion-Distraction

The flexion-distraction technique is a method for performing spinal decompression using a Hill® treatment table.

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Why do chiropractors perform the flexion-distraction technique?

The flexion-distraction technique is a gentle and effective treatment especially for conditions that show signs of nerve impingement:

  • Disc prolapse

  • Spinal stenosis

  • Sciatica

  • Spondylolisthesis

  • Lumbago

How is the flexion-distraction technique performed?

The patient's legs are strapped down and a gentle traction force is applied to the spine. The doctor stabilizes the spine with one hand while a series of light flexion force is applied to individual segments. This technique provides decompression to specific joints and reduces pressure to the inflamed discs and spinal nerves.

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