Lumbar Traction




1501 S Yale Street, Suite 250 Flagstaff, AZ 86001


Lumbar Traction

How does Lumbar Traction Work Lumbar Traction targets the lumbar muscles to reintroduce

kinetic activity. The Traction Unit then comfortably applies traction to the spinal joint, decompressing

the disk and reducing pain. Unlike conventional traction that stretches the back only, the Traction

procedure aids in reconstitution and disc healing, allowing increased circulation to the damaged

area. The therapy is gentle, yet effective. A member of our clinical staff administers Lumbar Traction session. The complete program requires 20-30 hours over a four to six week period. Patients find the experience relaxing and painless.

What to Expect You will most likely require 20-30 procedure sessions to regain functional capacity, restore spinal motion dynamics and decompress affected nerves. The average number of procedures to reach optimum spinal function for most patients is 25. follows a simple protocol. We request that you kindly arrive 10 minutes early to complete a visual pain analog and prepare for your Lumbar Traction procedure.

Dress comfortably, many patients prefer warm up clothes to change into prior to treatment. starting on the Lumbar Traction Unit, you will be asked to please remove any objects from your person and to visit the restroom. 30 cycles of decompression of approximately 30 minutes. Watch TV while relaxing on the Traction table. During each procedure, you will be fitted with a pelvic harness and a chest vest. While you are comfortably positioned on your back, a knee wedge will support your legs. The Traction table slowly and gently separates to relieve you of pressure that pinches the nerves. This allows for vital circulation to be restored to the damaged, painful areas of the lower back. This stimulates your body’s natural healing process. Minute sessions to advance from a state of dysfunction to restored functional capacity. Our doctors, therapists and care staff are committed to improving your quality of life. Your health and general well-being is our priority.
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How is Lumbar Traction different than surgery. Surgery of the spine is serious, yet sometimes unavoidable. Fortunately, less than 1% of all low back pain sufferers are surgical candidates. But just because you don’t need surgery doesn’t mean you don’t need treatment. Lordex is the logical choice.

the standpoint of a non-operative closed procedure. Surgery is open reduction decompression. Lumbar Traction is closed reduction decompression. Surgery is open fusion for stabilization. Lumbar Traction is closed stabilization through increased paraspinal muscle strengthening.

There are three phases of the Lumbar Traction Procedure.

Phase 1 is Relief. As a general rule, most patients experience significant changes in symptoms within the first three to eight Lumbar Traction procedures. Occasionally, a more advanced degenerative condition or multiple level herniated discs may take 10-15 sessions before realizing a major decline in symptoms. Also, some patients appear to have rapid relief after the first treatment. Relief response varies according to age, body morphology and degree of pain severity.

Phase 2 is Correction. As strength is regained in the lumbar spine, circulation is restored to the

damaged disc, and the healing begins. Correction implies that the process that leads to the painful episode has been slowed, stopped or reversed. This corrective process occurs simultaneously with symptom relief. Each 30 Minute long visit Before Unless otherwise prescribed, the Lumbar Traction procedure is Please note, each of our guests will undergo approximately 25, 45 Lumbar Traction provides successful long-term relief from back pain, but from
Phase 3 is Strengthening. The process that leads to most low back pain (mechanical spinal pathology) involves destabilization of the support structures, degeneration and ultimately restabilization. The Lumbar Traction procedure quickly reintroduces kinetic activity to the joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments to help you regain back strength and restore lost lumbar stability.

prescriptions will be daily for 20 – 30 treatments; others may be daily for 1-2 weeks followed by a decreasing frequency. At Munderloh Chiropractic, your individual condition dictates the prescription for your care. need to check with your insurance carrier to see if it is covered. Each patient will complete 20 – 30 Lumbar Traction procedures at various paces.  Please note that the Lordex Protocol is considered experimental and you may MCU (MULTI CERVICAL UNIT)

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