Intersegmental traction is a means of inducing passive motion into your spine for the purpose of increasing mobility & stretching spinal joints. The discs of your spine have a
poor blood supply. Sustenance is accomplished as well as maintained through spinal joint movement. Proper spinal movement or mechanics allow needed proteins & nutrients to enter the disc. This also allows for the removal of waste as well as decreasing the likelihood of bone spur formation also known as degenerative arthritis. Misalignment of the spine can prevent this exchange from happening. A lack of proper circulation can lead to disc thinning as well as degeneration of the spine. intersegmental traction helps restore proper motion & prevent degeneration from occurring.
Patients lie supine on a table which has vibrating roller-type cams beneath its surface. These massaging rollers travel slowly up & down the spine. Most patients find this form of traction to be very relaxing and therapeutic.