In some diseases, to reduce pressure on the muscles and nerves of the spinal Department is required to pull apart the vertebrae and relax the spinal muscles. In these cases assigned to the stretching of the spine when the spine stretch and mobilize by hand or using mechanical devices.
Compression and mechanical pain
Back pain can be caused by disorders of various types. Pain, in particular, can be:- compression resulting from compression of the nerves;- mechanical, trauma or degenerative processes affecting the intervertebral discs, ligaments, muscles and joints.
When conservative forms of treatment such pain using drugs types of muscle relaxants,anti-inflammatory drugs (non-steroidal ), prescription analgesics, and physical therapy and stretching the spine.
Around the effectiveness of traction while there are disputes. It is believed, although it is certainly not proven that the intervertebral discs in the spine, replenish fluid and begin to better cope with their tasks. Clear while one is using this procedure it is possible to ease the pain with some disorders that are associated with cervical and lumbar spine. To cure the same way that the violation does not work, and the pain may come back again.
Spine type and duration of treatment) is assigned after careful examination of the patient.
Therapy should not cause new pain has a relaxed character. So the first sessions of stretching more forgiving. They are using less force, or weight, giving the patient the opportunity to get used to the peculiarities of this procedure.
The method of traction applied to the cervical and lumbar spine.
The cervical spine
Stretching of the spine is done manually or with mechanical devices. The doctor (if he is sure that the patient will cope) can sometimes allow the patient to stretch with the help of mechanical devices, the spine of the house.
In this case, the traction requires a physician of considerable effort. The procedure is carried out lying on a special traction table. For stretching the therapist can pull the patient's ankle or use a belt with straps. If the table is computerized, the session stretching can be programmed.
People suffering from diseases that can be damaged spinal traction is contraindicated. Such diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, various tumors and infections. The spine can be potentially dangerous during pregnancy, hernia, cardiovascular diseases.