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Flexion Distraction is a chiropractic technique used to treat many diseases. It is a non surgical procedure aimed at increasing spine movement, reducing pain, helping with implantation and herniated capsules. The strategy is perfect as a safe, easy to use and powerful way to cut down damaged or distracted fish spores.

Clinical Benefits :

  • Reduce stress on spinal nerves from the protruding disc or hernia
  • Increase spinal movement within the disc and the spinal joints
  • A conservative option to surgery for herniated discs

How does the distraction scattering work?

The flex of the slate involves the use of a table that is dispersed and bends the spine in an automated and delicate rhythmic movement. The doctor will use manual techniques to reduce pain. The goal is to correct the pressure of the bulge of the disc. This is creating a void that brings unity back to the spine. The distraction movement of the curve also keeps the discs healthy through imbibing.

Conditions that may benefit from Flexion Distraction Therapy

  • Lumbar disc injuries (ruptured, bulging or herniated “slipped disc”)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Mid back pain
  • Leg pain / Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • General lower back stiffness
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprain / Strain
  • Scoliosis
  • Sacroiliac Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
  • Ankylosing Apondylitis


Flexion distraction therapy has been well studied and proven to be effective. Chiropractic has been using this method for many years to control the symptoms of sciatica and herniated disc and has saved many patients from the treatment of chronic pain, discomfort, temporary disability and surgery for the spine.


1. Real - time force feedback during the bending - distraction procedure for low back pain: Pilot study

2. Manipulation of bending - distraction of the patient with a proven disc herniation. J Of The Neuromusculoskeletal System 1997; 5 (2): 70 - 73 Guadagnino MR:If the damage to the disc is positively determined by diagnostic imaging, surgery is a commonly recommended approach. Bending / distraction manipulation is a therapeutic alternative that can bring relief to subjective complaints and eliminate objective signs. The success of this technique can save the patient's operating procedure. This is the case description of one such case. Bending / distraction manipulation is a procedure developed by James M. Cox. It is often used in the case of injury to the lumbar disc (hernia, bulges, etc.) and other lower and lower root conditions of the lower limbs. The technique involves the use of a specialized table that allows passive distraction, bending, side bending and rotation. These different motion areas, along with the use of appropriate supportive therapy and exercise, help reduce the symptoms associated with lumbar disc syndromes. Contraindications and indications for bending / distraction manipulation have been identified and calculated. Bending / distraction manipulation is a procedure that should be investigated as part of the algorithm for pre - operative lumbar intervertebral disc injury therapy. This alternative in conservative care may be beneficial for a large number of patients. The surgical option of treatment of intervertebral disc herniation can be reduced by the propagation of bending / distraction manipulation

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L5 - S1 disc herniation reduced with distraction care bending Husband DK, Pokras R: Compendium at the end of 1991: The use of turning distortion in damage to the back lumbar-sacrum with a lumbar - sacral disc: a case study. ACA J of Chiropractic 1991; December, pp. 21 - 24. The authors present a case of a 24 year old Latino hyperthermic man with aches and pains in the cross due to bending and wounding. The patient had an apparent bend on the right side of the skinny antifungal and seemed to feel severe pain. Radiographs revealed the L6 vertebra with hypoplastic surfaces of lumbosacral joints and occult spinal cleft. The patient also had symptoms of root compression during physical examination. The distraction treated him of bending over three treatments with a significant reduction in symptomatology. The significance of this case lies in the fact that turning dispersion may also be useful in the treatment of conditions with inherent instability, such as in the present case.

Our goal and our approach are to provide patients with the best functional treatment plans tailored to individual needs with particular attention to personal attention and commitment to excellence that distinguish Physical Therapy Bergenfield as one of the leading providers of physical therapy and rehabilitation in Bergen County, New Jersey.