What is an Intersegmental Traction Table?


Intersegmental traction tables gently help reestablish the normal ranges of the spine and help facilitate muscle relaxation and reduce muscle spasms.. This table helps in gently re-establishing the normal ranges of the body's spine. Using intersegmental traction promotes recovery and healing process from a back injury. An efficient IST allows changing the contact pressure of the roller either manually or electrically

How does the Intersegmental Traction Table Work?

Spinal discs receive nutrients from the fluid circulation upon spinal joint movements. Joint misalignment in the spine hinders this action from occurring and causes thinning and degeneration of the discs. Intersegmental traction works by creating passive motion that causes mild stretching of the spinal joints and improves mobility by stretching the muscles and ligaments.

The benefits of Intersegmental Traction


The intersegmental traction table gently elongates the postural muscles of the spine in a comfortable and uniform manner so that the normal joint movement, mobility and circulation are restored. Intersegmental traction helps by increasing blood flow and oxygen to discs, ligaments and muscles thus enhancing balance, mobility and strength. It also helps in restoring the correct spinal curves and increases circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid.

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