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If you are serious about getting on top of a disc bulge, herniated disc or persistent lower back strains, this may be the solution. A common treatment in the US and Australia, Flexion-Distraction treatment relieves muscle spasm and disc bulges that may be “choking” nerves causing pain, tingling and weakness into the legs. Flexion Distraction

Treatment involves the use of a specialised table that stretches the spine, taking pressure off the bulging disc or tight low back muscles. The result is less pain, greater movement and no surgery or medications. There is no pain involved in the treatment. Over time, the ‘slipped disc’ can repair itself by reducing pressure and inflammation on affected areas.

Treatment can benefit back pain, disc herniation / ruptured disc / bulging disc / prolapsed disc, sciatica / leg pain,  Spinal stenosis, facet tropism, facet hyperostosis, failed back surgery syndromes, spondylolisthesis, "hip pain" due to sciatic nerve irritation, transitional segment, scoliosis, ankylosing spondylitis and arthritis: (both inflammatory and non-inflammatory arthritis).

How often do I need treatment? 

Under ideal conditions, disc injuries take 3 months to heal. Commonly treatment is carried out at 3 sessions per week for 2-3 weeks with frequency decreasing with improvement in symptoms. The extent and seriousness in symptoms will determine if more than 3 sessions per week are appropriate. Flexion-Distraction is also fantastic if your low back pain not responding to regular chiropractic, osteopathy or physiotherapy.

For appointments, contact the Low Back Specialists, Dynamic Family Chiropractic - Remuera, Auckland on 09 5235663 - 649 Remuera Rd, Remuera

For further information on this technique please visit:  
Cox J.M. Low Back Pain: Mechanism, Diagnosis and Treatment 6th ed, Baltimore, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 1990
2 Cox J, Feller J, Cox-cid J : Distraction Chiropractic Adjusting: Clinical application, Treatment algorithms, clinical outcomes of 100 case studies. Topics in clinical chiropractic 1996;3(3):45-59, 79-81