What is Intersegmental Traction?
It is a way of inducing passive motion into the spine for the purpose of stretching spinal joints, increasing mobility.
How does Intersegmental Traction work?
The patient lies face up on a bench table which has roller-type cams beneath its surface. These rollers can slowly travel the length of the spine, stretching spinal joints.
What does Intersegmental Traction feel like?
Most patients find this form of treatment to be relaxing and very helpful. The gentle rolling action is restful, exercising the spine without effort.
Why is Intersegmental Traction used?
Since discs have a poor blood supply, they get nutrients from the circulation of fluids surrounding spinal joints. Fixations prevent this natural circulation and can cause disc thinning and degeneration. Intersegmental traction helps increase and restore necessary elasticity and motion to the spine.
Comfortable and relaxing. Increased mobility Improves circulation of spinal fluids. Most patients enjoy the relaxing motion and the increased mobility gained from Intersegmental Traction.
Cold Laser Therapy Pain Management Treatment>
Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is thought to help accelerate the healing process. It can be used on patients in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality.
• Virtually No Contra-Indications
• Easy to Apply
• No Side Effects or Pain
• Very Safe
• Cost Effective for Practitioner and Patient
• Highly Effective for Patient (more than 90% efficacy)
• Superior Alternative to: Analgesics, NSAID’s tylenol/advil, other Medications, Other Modalities
• Reduces Need for Surgery
Therapeutic Laser Biological Effects
Rapid Cell Growth — Laser light accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.
Faster Wound Healing — Laser light stimulates fibroblast development and accelerates collagen synthesis in damaged tissue.
Increased Metabolic Activity — Higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells and thus greater production of the basic food source for cells, Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP).
Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation — Laser light reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from: cuts, scratches, burns or post surgery.
Anti-Inflammatory Action — Laser light reduces swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints to give enhanced joint mobility.
Increased Vascular Activity — Laser light induces temporary vasodilation increasing blood flow to damaged areas.
Stimulated Nerve Function — Slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue can result in “dead” limbs or numb areas. Laser light speeds the process of nerve cell reconnection to bring the numb areas back to life.
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