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Flexion Distraction Chiropractors in Clifton, New jersey

Flexion Distraction is a chiropractic technique used to treat many conditions. It's an amazing non surgical procedure aimed at increasing spinal motion, decreasing pain and helping with weight loading on discs or disc herniations. The treatment works great as the safe, gentle and efficient way of taking pressure off injured vertebrae so that they can heal properly!

Clinical Benefits :

  • Reduce pressure on the spinal nerves from a disc bulge or herniation
  • Increase spinal motion within the disc and spinal joints
  • A conservative option to surgery for herniated discs

How Flexion Distraction Works

Flexion distraction is a procedure that involves using an automated table to flex, distract and move the spine in gentle rhythmic motions. Doctors use manual techniques with this specialized apparatus to help remove pain from your body by creating negative pressure which will pull back disc bulges into place. This also helps maintain healthy discs through imbibition where they are able drink fluid or nutrients while being compressed for extended periods of time without damage or destruction happening."

Conditions that may benefit from Flexion Distraction Therapy

  • Lumbar disc injuries (ruptured, bulging or herniated “slipped disc”)
  • Low back pain
  • Mid back pain
  • Leg pain / Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • General lower back stiffness
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprain / Strain
  • Scoliosis
  • Sacroiliac Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
  • Ankylosing Apondylitis

Conditions that may benefit from Flexion Distraction Therapy

Flexion Distraction Therapy is well researched and has been proven effective. Chiropractors have been using this method for many years to manage the symptoms of sciatica and disc herniation and have saved many patients from ongoing pain management, discomfort, temporary disability and spinal surgery.


1. Real - time force feedback duringflexion - distraction procedure for low back pain treatment new jersey:A pilot study

2. Flexion - distraction manipulation of a patient with a proven disc herniation. The Neuromusculoskeletal System 1997; 5(2):70 - 73Guadagnino MR : If a disc injury is positively established through diagnostic imaging, surgery is a commonly recommended approach. Flexion /distraction manipulation is a therapeutic alternative that may offer relief for subjective complaints and elimination of objective signs. Success with this technique might spare the patient an operative procedure. This is a case report of one such incidence. Flexion / distraction manipulation is a treatment developed by James M. Cox. It is often used for lumbar disc injuries (herniation, bulges, etc.) and for other low back treatment new jersey and lower extremity radicular conditions. The technique involves the use of a specialized table which allows for passive distraction, flexion, lateral bending and rotation. These different planes of motion, along with the use of appropriate adjunctive therapy and exercises, allow for reduction of symptoms attributable to lumbar disc syndromes. Contraindications and indications for flexion / distraction manipulation have been identified and enumerated. Flexion / distraction manipulation is a treatment that should be investigated as a part of the algorithm for presurgical therapies of lumbar intervertebral disc injuries. This alternative in conservative care may be of benefit to a large number of patients. The surgical option for treating intervertebral disc herniations might be reduced with propagation of flexion / distraction manipulation

Flexion Distraction Therapy Clifton

L5 - S1 herniated disc relief nj reduced with flexion distraction care Husbands DK, Pokras R: 1991 year - end compendium: The use of flexion - distraction in a lumbosacral posterior arch defect with a lumbosacral disc protrusion: a case study. ACA J of Chiropractic 1991; December, pgs 21 - 24 The authors present a case of a 24 year old Hispanic hyperkyphotic male with a complaint of acute new jersey low back pain treatment as the result of a bending and pulling injury. The patient presented with a marked right laterally flexed antalgic lean and appeared to be in severe pain. Radiographs revealed an L6 vertebra with hypoplastic lumbosacral articular facets and spina bifida occulta. The patient also had radicular compression symptomatology on physical exam. He was treated with flexion distraction for three treatments with a significant decrease in symptomatology. The significance of this case is that flexion distraction technique may also be useful in the treatment of conditions with inherent instability such as in the case presented.

Physical Therapy Clifton goal is to work closely with every patient in developing personalized treatment plans that address their individual needs. This commitment enables us as one of the leading providers for physical therapy and rehabilitation services in Passaic County, New Jersey.