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Why Flexion Distraction is an excellent, safe alternative to surgery

Flexion Distraction has been used to treat many conditions and it is a non-surgical technique that aims at increasing spinal motion, decreasing pain while also helping with weight loading on discs. The procedure works well as an excellent safe alternative for those who may have injured or dysfunctional nerve endings in their back due to either condition.

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 to know if Flexion Distraction is right for you

Flexion Distraction is a procedure that involves using an automated table to distract and flex the spine in gentle rhythmic motions. The doctor will use some manual techniques with this machine, which helps decrease your pain by pulling back on excess tissue causing discomfort or pressure from within one's disc bulge as it tries re-centering itself into its normal position along our spines' outer wall structures - all while maintaining healthy discs through imbibition

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


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

2. Flexion - distraction manipulation of a patient with a proven disc herniation. J Of 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

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.

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Why you should come to Paramus Physical Therapy for your low back pain

When you come to the Paramus Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center, we will work with your doctors' treatment plan from start-to finish. Our goal is to provide patients in Bergen County who are suffering from low back pain or other illnesses like sciatica nerve damage by providing personalized attention that goes beyond just exercises at home; it includes offering therapy sessions onsite every day of their recovery period as well.