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Intersegmental Traction – Spinal Decompression (Allen, TX)*

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Overview

If your spine experiences enough stress, you may develop a very painful herniated disc. While it's commonly called a "slipped disc," a herniated disc isn't out of place, but it is bulging out from between the bones. As the disc herniation becomes worse, pain and numbness will begin to spread through the body. Left untreated, a herniated disc can make it difficult to walk and it may affect your bowel and bladder function. The most effective treatment for a herniated disc is spinal decompression therapy with intersegmental traction. The spinal traction sessions with decompress and relax the spine to gently separate the vertebrae so the disk can heal. At Global Chiropractic in Allen, TX, board-certified chiropractor Dr. Michael Wojnicki offers spinal decompression on 3 intersegmental traction tables to minimize patient wait times.

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Spinal decompression therapy on an intersegmental traction table is most commonly used to help patients with herniated discs, but some patients may not be able to use this treatment. Spinal decompression cannot be performed on patients with tumors, fractures, metal implants, advanced osteoporosis, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and any other condition that weakens the spine. Intersegmental traction also cannot be performed on women who are pregnant.

What to Expect

Intersegmental traction sessions typically take about 20 – 45 minutes to complete and should be performed regularly over about 4 – 6 weeks for best results. The patient will lie down as the pelvic or thoracic harness is fitted over them. Once the patient is prepared, the computerized intersegmental traction table will carefully begin the treatment. While it may take some patients several sessions to feel a difference, most patients will feel a noticeable improvement after 1 – 2 treatments. The chiropractor will talk to you about how often to schedule your spinal decompression therapy and when your treatment is complete.

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If you have been diagnosed with a herniated or slipped disc or you suspect it may be the cause of your pain, schedule a consultation to have your spine assessed. If you do have a herniated disc, the chiropractor will work with you to begin your spinal decompression therapy with an intersegmental traction table.

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.