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Lumbar Traction



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.

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)



Dr. Munderloh is amazing, I have had shoulder problems for years, this is the only office I have gone to and actually seen results. I also love the new system that sends you reminder text messages about upcoming appointments. If you like me your have a crazy schedule and need the reminder. Over all great system and amazing staff!!


Having visited other chiropractic offices in Flagstaff, I feel Munderloh is the superior choice. Dr. Munderloh took much interest in the origin and history of my issues and provided immediate relief on the first visit. Most chiropractors know five basic techniques for adjustment from the Palmer school but he went well beyond.
We also worked on my range of motion as I have shoulder problems. Very impressive first visit and I would recommend this office to all.


To Dr. Stiegler and Dr. Munderloh,
I wanted to comment on the shot I was given as an alternative to Knee Replacement surgery. As you both know I was in need of a Knee replacement surgery and had already checked on having it done. Like a lot of Baby Boomers I kept putting it off hoping it would go away if I ignored the pain.Well of course that didn't happen. The pain was only getting worse and I was having trouble sleeping because my knee would lock up and I would wake up in a very painful way. I could not move my knee in any direction. It was a painful and slow process to unlock the knee so I could move. I was being treated at Munderloh Integrated Medical for a different issue and decided to ask about alternatives to knee replacements. We discussed it and I was given some information about PalinGen to read. I read it and decided that it was the way for me to go instead of the surgery. I liked the fact that recovery was a daily process as I was doing my daily activities. The only difference was not to do high impact activities for about 2 weeks. So I did the shot in the office which I thought would be painful but was not. Within a week of getting the shot I was able to sleep through the night without waking up in pain. I did feel like I had lubrication in and around the kneecap which made it easier to move. My knee was not locking up as I slept anymore so I was able to sleep through the night. This is huge for me, because waking up with a locked knee is very painful. I was also told by friends that i was not limping like I used too. My knee is improving daily and I do not have the pain I used to. I do have some aches and discomfort when I do too much during the day but I can deal with that. My knee feels better and I have noticed that I can walk up stairs without holding on now.I look forward to continual improvement in my knee and am very pleased with the progress so far. I am grateful to Dr. Stiegler and Dr. Munderloh for helping me through this process and would highly recommend the procedure as an alternative to Knee Replacement surgery. I understand it is also used on Shoulders and other parts of the body as my Dr. had the same procedure done to his shoulder.


The staff is always friendly, and I had the best massage today! The doctors really care about each patient, and take the time to figure out what is really wrong! I highly recommend getting in here! They will take the best care of you!


I started coming to Munderloh Integrated Medical two months ago. The staff is very caring from Trent on up. Dr. Munderloh lsitens, is caring and is gentle with his adjustments.
Dr. Stiegler came up with a plan to reduce my over-all pain. He is very professional, knowledgeable and caring. For the first time in decade's I have hope. I would recommend these guys to anyone. It takes me two hours one way to get to their office, that says plenty.


I absolutely love this place! I always get taken care of in the best way, and the front desk staff is always friendly and helpful! It's always too long until my next appointment, it can never come soon enough because every visit tops the last.


This place was fantastic! I came here for the first time the other day, and the staff was friendly, and talkative. The doctor really asked the right questions, and got to the root of my problem. 10 out of 10 I would totally suggest this place!


Dr. Munderloh and his team are AMAZING!!! They made the visit VERY enjoyable. Wouldn't go to anyone else. He is kind, friendly, and most of all he knows what he is doing! Can't wait for my next visit. Thank you guys so much!!

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