Mechanical Traction Therapy, also known as Chiropractic Traction, is a widely used and accepted form of treatment for spinal, muscle, and skeletal pain.
One form of Mechanical Traction Therapy involves inversion on a specially designed apparatus treatment table that allows the weight of the body to provide relief in the opposite direction of the affected joints, muscles, and skeletal system.
Another form of Mechanical Traction Therapy involves a specially designed table with rollers that apply pressure to the affected areas as the roller passes by.
Both of these methods may be accompanied with heat and massage effects, or as separate accompanying treatments.
Traction may be helpful for reducing or relieving the constant pressure that certain muscle groups and parts of the skeleton endure, either from normal day-to-day living or from injury and disease. For patients whose conditions are due to spinal issues, muscle spasms, over- or under-stressed muscles and joints and minor injuries, chiropractic traction may provide short-term pain relief (especially true for sciatica patients), increased vascular and lymphatic flow, increased muscle tone (for flexibility and strength) and balance.