Neck pain can be debilitating for people who suffer from it. While there are numerous rehabilitation options for pain management, many turn to chiropractic therapy as their preferred method. At Excellence In Health Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Clinic P.C in Anchorage, AK, the skilled team now offers Mechanical Intermittent Traction to help with neck pain.
Here is some more information from the doctors on what this technology is and how it works:
- What Is It? Mechanical Intermittent Traction is a type of treatment that aims to achieve pain management by decompressing areas or joints that may be under stress. The treatment does not involve surgery and is a pain-free procedure.
- What Should You Expect? Your chiropractor will first give you a physical exam to diagnose your condition. If it is determined that you can benefit from Mechanical Intermittent Traction, they will put you on a treatment plan. In treatment, you are asked to lie on your back while your head is placed over a halter, which is then attached to a mechanical traction machine. The machine will stretch your joints, either by remaining on for a steady length of time or via an on-and-off method. The traction will increase the space between the vertebrae in the neck, and as a result, remove pressure from them, make the ligaments more flexible, increase blood flow, and alleviate neck pain. The procedure does not require you to remove your clothes and can be done on an outpatient basis with a frequency that your chiropractor can help decide.
- Who Qualifies For Mechanical Intermittent Traction? If you have acute back or neck pain, a herniated disc, or compressed nerves in your spinal area, you are likely to be a good candidate for Mechanical Intermittent Traction. However, if you’ve had spinal fractures or another type of serious injury to your vertebrae, your chiropractor may not feel that Mechanical Intermittent Traction is right for you and can help you find another method of pain management.
For more information on what Mechanical Intermittent Traction entails and whether it’s right for you, contact Excellence In Health Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Clinic P.C at (907) 562-6325, and visit their website to learn about their full range of services.