Flexion-Distraction is a therapeutic technique used to treat people with a variety of pain syndromes that have not responded to other treatment approaches. This painless non-invasive procedure is performed using a special treatment table that allows the doctor to gently stretch and bend the back in various directions while he/she adds gentle pressure to different parts of the spine. There are no jerking movements at all. The table moves in a smooth rhythmic fashion as the practitioner moves his/her hands into different positions.
Common conditions treated with Flexion Distraction are: lumbar facet syndrome, sacroiliac strain, some types of lumbar disc bulges and sciatica.