Intersegmental Traction of the Spine
One of the many tools Dr. Fiore uses to treat lower back pain, a pinched nerve, sciatica, neck pain, or a variety of symptoms related to damaged or degenerative discs, as well as syndromes of the lumbar and cervical spine, is intersegmental traction.
This gentle, non-surgical therapy can provide lower back pain relief, sciatica pain relief, and is an invaluable therapy for neck pain relief, bulging or degenerative disc disease, and lumbar pain.
The gentle distractive forces of the intersegmental traction create a decompression of the spine that "lifts and separates" jammed joints and discs in the spine to relieve painful pressure on inflamed tissues and pinch nerves. Additionally, said traction improves blood flow and nutrient exchange to the injured area. You'll experience several cycles of stretch and relaxation at a speed matched to your condition.
Therapy sessions typically last less than 20 minutes, 3 times a week for 1 month, transitioning from passive to active treatments as you respond, with most patients feeling pain relief with as few as 6-10 treatments. Intersegmental traction can be employed as a stand alone treatment or in conjunction with other therapies such as spinal adjustments.