Chiropractors like to focus on finding holistic approaches to optimize your care, and we know that restorative treatments can help. Intersegmental Traction Therapy offers a gentle approach to help improve your range of motion while relieving pain and helping you feel your best.

If you've been considering whether IST therapy it’s right for you, the Bomberg Chiropractic team is here with more on this innovative care option.

What Is Intersegmental Traction Therapy?

Intersegmental Traction Therapy is designed to stimulate healing in the spine. The treatment uses a specialized table with rollers that move up and down the patient's back in a gentle motion.

Passive movement helps stretch muscles and spinal joints, which can assist in improving the vertebrae alignment while at the same time increasing oxygen and blood circulation to the ligaments, discs, and spine muscles.

When Would IST Therapy Be Recommended?

IST therapy could be recommended in multiple scenarios, especially where patients suffer muscle spasms due to injuries, poor posture, and fatigue.

After a full examination, your chiropractor will determine if it's appropriate for you and can provide relief for your condition, such as:

  • Joint pain

  • Arthritis

  • Low back pain

  • Sore and stiff neck

  • Carpal tunnel limited range of motion

  • Back or joint weakness

What Are the Benefits of Intersegmental Traction Therapy?

Because the muscles around the spinal disc are stretched and relaxed, it decreases pressure on the problem areas and provides multiple benefits such as:

  • Reduced fluid buildup from injuries, resulting in less swelling

  • Greater functionality of spinal joints

  • Muscle relaxation for less muscle spasms, pain, and stiffness

  • Improved or restored range of motion to the spine and increased flexibility

  • Better balance and strength

  • Faster recovery and healing from injuries

  • Improved circulation from increased disc hydration

  • Increased feelings of well-being from less pain and mobility issues

What to Expect at Your Intersegmental Traction Therapy Session

The process is simple: You will start by relaxing on the table face up. Adjustments can be made to the unit for tolerance, pain level, and weight to help you stay comfortable.

The rollers gently move up and down your back, helping to restore function and movement to your spine, and only take between 5 and 15 minutes.

There's no medication needed, and it's non-invasive, so it's safe for different body types and can be customized for your needs.

Bomberg Chiropractic: Intersegmental Traction Therapy in the Twin Cities

Intersegmental Traction Therapy is an excellent option to relieve individuals suffering from spinal discomfort issues, and if you feel it might be a good fit for you, Bomberg Chiropractic can help. We know that every patient is unique, and along with traditional chiropractic care, we also offer other therapeutic techniques in Plymouth, Minnesota, including kinesio taping and TENS therapy.

If you would like to know more about IST tables or need to schedule an appointment, please call our office at 763-450-1755. Or you can message us online, and our team will get back to you shortly!