Mechanical Traction

How does traction work?

Traction relieves pressure on the spine and alleviates pain. Cervical traction and lumbar traction are similar, but they have a couple of key differences: with cervical traction, a gentle force is stretches or pulls the head away from the neck. With lumbar traction, a gentle force gently gaps the pelvis from the lower back. Both methods are useful in manipulating the spine and providing relief.

If your back or neck has been causing you pain or reduced function, Preneta Physical Therapy can help. Traction can help get you moving. We will evaluate you and create a personalized plan of care, which includes traction, designed to get you back to previous function and life without pain.