Spinal problems can occur at any age, especially if one has been through severe accidents in their lifetime. Spinal problems may vary based on their nature. An old wound or injury around the spine might spark at a later stage without any prior notice or warning. To ensure that everything is taken care of, Spinal traction is performed to reduce and eliminate the unnecessary pressure that is being forced on the spinal discs. The pressure often leads the spine to bend or not let it move a free position, as opposed to a healthy spinal structure. Spinal traction is performed to ensure the spine stays free and is relieved from any unnecessary burden.

What is the expected recovery time of the spine after spinal traction?

That is uncertain to state as it depends on the condition of the patient and the severity of the pain. If the pain is severe, chances are that it could take a few weeks or months, not to mention regular sessions. However, a minute case that is solved by spinal traction can go forward to its recovery in a matter of weeks once the sessions are over.

Can traction address slipped or herniated discs?

It most certainly can and also other spinal disc related issues. In addition, the best part about spinal traction is that it involves no surgical procedure or any medication and can be easily cured in a matter of sessions. Spinal traction is preferred and is often sought as a safe and a clinically approved solution to address spinal disc problems.

Are there any risks involved with spinal traction?

Spinal traction has been considered safe treatment. However, it has several contraindications. Spinal traction should be avoided during pregnancy and if person experiences any of this osteoporosis, malignancy, spinal infection, spinal fusion, broken vertebras, had resent back surgery, metal implants in the spine, ankylosing spondylitis, spondylolisthesis or rheumatoid arthritis.   Needless to say, it should be shared that muscle spasms may occur during the spinal traction sessions or after it, for which the physiotherapists are always prepared. There is practically no harm in getting a spinal traction.

For how long does a spinal traction session last?

How many sessions are needed for full cure and recovery to begin.

Each session takes about 30 to 50 minutes. The number of sessions could be 3 or more depending on the state of the spinal problem.

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