State of the art traction table at GMG Health and Wellness applies gentle and comfortable pull to the neck or low back. Benefits of the traction table are to increased intervertebral disc space to decompress the exiting nerve, mobilizing the segments and creating optimal healing environment for sciatica, disc protrusions, disc bulges, disc herniation, stenosis and degenerative disc disease.
Who is a good candidate for a traction table treatment
Anyone suffering from severe back pain due to bulging disc, disc protrusion, disc herniation, sciatica type pain or spinal stenosis may benefit from traction table treatment.
Signs and symptoms
Low back pain and leg pain below the knee. Onset of the pain is usually after heavy lifting, twisting and pain level increase with coughing or sneezing. Most common segments effected are L4-L5 followed by L5-S1. Herniated disc may compress and irritate the nerve root. Which, subsequently will result in low back pain and leg pain that extends beyond the knee. Furthermore, true lumbar disc herniation will be accompanied by lower limb:
- Muscle weakness
- Sensory changes
- Decrease in deep tendon reflexes
- Burning pain
- Pain relieved by extending (arching) lower back
Only ~2% of the people with disc herniation will require a surgical intervention.
What to expect on the first visit
Not everyone is a good candidate for a traction table treatment. How do we determine who will benefit from spinal traction? Firstly, our doctors will go through detailed medical history, mechanisms of injury, location of the pain, aggravating factors, etc. Next step is physical examination to determine the root cause of the low back pain or sciatica type pain. At GMG Health and Wellness we do not treat the back or neck pain, we treat YOU as whole. We identify potential causes (contributing) factors that may cause your pain and slow or hinder the recovery. At GMG Health and Wellness we take a step further for our patients. We believe in multipart treatment plans, traction table followed by acupuncture, soft tissue therapy, medical acupuncture, mobilization and manipulation of the spine.
How Does Traction Table Works?
Spinal traction table is a computerized technology that applies gentle stretch to the spine and creates negative pressure within the disc and increases the space for the exiting nerve. Subsequently letting the disc bulge, disc protrusion or herniation regress on it own without surgical intervention.
Why GMG traction table treatment is different?
Our patients get full package treatment. In 99 percent of clinics patients get traction treatment and that is it! At GMG, our doctors go above and beyond for our patients by creating personalized treatment plan for every single patient that includes traction table, medical acupuncture, electro-acupuncture to stimulate the compromised nerve, soft tissue therapy, mobilization, spinal manipulation and personalized home exercise routine (depending on signs and symptoms).
Treatment that’s included with traction table
- Traction table
- Medical acupuncture
- Soft tissue therapy
- Spinal manipulation
- Personalized home exercise routine
Conditions for Traction table
- Bulging disc
- Protrusion of the disc
- Disc herniation
- Degenerative disc disease
- Degenerative joint disease
Traction table protocol at GMG Health and Wellness
Traction table therapy protocol depends upon the severity of symptoms of the patient. Typically, patient can expect six to twelve sessions depending on patient’s diagnosis, complexity of the diagnosis and response to treatments. Our doctors create personalized traction protocol for every patient.