Flexion Distraction Technique

Our chiropractor, Dr. Alan Khiger, uses the Flexion-Distraction technique to help reduce and eliminate spinal pain. At Amazing Spine Care in Jacksonville, we administer this technique as part of a customized treatment plan. To find out if this treatment option is right for you, contact our chiropractor to schedule an appointment for an assessment.

What Is the Flexion-Distraction Technique?

The Flexion-Distraction technique involves a chiropractor stretching your lower spine to alleviate back pain. The table where the technique is performed has been specifically designed with this technique in mind. Parts of this table move so that our doctor can easily manipulate your spine without injuring it in the process. During the procedure, your spinal canal is widened. This allows the joints in your spine to be able to move freely, making walking and other activities less painful.

Flexion-Distraction Helps Injuries Heal

This procedure is most often performed on patients who are experiencing disc problems, especially if these problems are chronic. It can be used in advance if you are at high risk of developing disc problems later in life. The advanced use of this technique can often help patients who have a history of disc problems in their family. Though the technique is primarily performed on patients with back or neck problems, it is also used to treat a few other medical conditions.

Patients that are suffering from whiplash after a car accident often have this procedure performed to provide some pain relief. It can also be used to help relieve the pain of sciatica and even chronic headaches. Also, if you are experiencing pain in your arms or legs, our chiropractor may suggest this technique as a solution.

The Benefits of Flexion-Distraction

For patients that are suffering from disc-related medical conditions, there are many benefits to having this technique applied. The most important benefit is that it not only gives you better posture but also improves your ability to move and your body's ability to function normally. Other benefits of this technique include the reduction of irritation in your spine. The technique is just as beneficial to your joints and allows you to remain active.

If you are experiencing pain and believe the Flexion-Distraction technique may help, call Amazing Spine Center today at (904) 320-0808 to schedule an appointment.

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