Relief from pain occurs when the healing process realigns the affected area away from the nerve, and towards its proper position. This is a painless treatment with a proven history of success for my patients.
Chiropractic Flexion Distraction to Treat Spinal Stenosis
One of the best ways to show how Flexion Distraction treatment can help heal, is to apply the technique to Spinal Stenosis, a very common ailment for older patients because it is a normal part of the aging process. Symptoms may start appearing as early as your 30th birthday, but are more common between the ages of 50 and 60.
Simply defined, Spinal Stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal. As a result, the spine begins to compress the nerves and the spinal cord, causing pain, numbness, like pins and needles, and results in less flexibility and range of motion. It can occur in any part of the spine, but it is most common in the lumbar region. Think of the "lumbar adjustment" setting you probably have in your car. The lumbar region is at the bottom of your spine.
Flexion Distraction is a Chiropractic treatment which helps me to realign the part of your spine that is causing you pain. Most often, I am able to use this healing technique to increase space between the vertebrae and reduce pressure on the affected nerves.
Flexion Distraction Therapy
Holistic simply means to treat the body as a whole, instead of just the affected area. Depending on your diagnosis, I have greater success with patients that allow me to expand healing therapies.
In the case of this example where Flexion Distraction would be the primary part of your treatment, I could also recommend a daily ritual of stretching exercises, ChiroYoga, or Acupressure. The more energy we restore to improving the flexibility and movement of your spine, the healthier you will become. Of course, every patient is unique.