What is Flexion-Distraction?

Flexion-Distraction technique uses a custom chiropractic table that makes circular and vertical movements to release disc and spinal pressures.  The movement, guided by the hands of a chiropractic clinician, creates a suction effect to allow a disc to return to its normal height or a joint to return to its normal range of motion.

Flexion-Distraction is well-studied, widely accepted, and an effective treatment for a variety of spinal conditions.  

Research has supported the following findings about Flexion-Distraction technique:

  • It reduces intradiscal pressures.
  • It increases intradiscal height.
  • It increases the size of the spinal canal.

Studies show that patients report excellent to good improvement with chiropractic care that includes Flexion-Distraction and rehabilitative exercises.

At Gelley Chiropractic our treatments incorporate Flexion-Distraction technique, which can successfully manage:

  • Sciatica/leg pain
  • Disc herniation
  • Central Lumbar Stenosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgical Syndrome
  • Spondylolisthesis