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Cervical & Lumbar Traction in Reading: Optimal Align Chiropractic offers cervical and lumbar traction as a safer alternative for chronic back pain sufferers. Bruce Hilligan values the health and well-being of his patients and emphasizes their long term recovery. He understands how painful and debilitating back pain can be and that chronic pain can affect every aspect of a person’s life as well as their day-to-day function.
Cervical traction is designed to relieve muscle spasms and nerve root compression in the neck. Bruce Hilligan and the team will apply a steady or intermittent force to the neck using a manual or mechanical technique. This will help to stretch the surrounding muscle and soft tissue which will open up the spaces between the upper vertebrae. The amount of force applied and the period of time it is applied for varies from person to person.
Lumbar traction is when force is applied to the spine either manually or mechanically. This force can be continuous or can be applied intermittently. The ultimate goal is to reduce the pain that is associated muscle spasms, nerve root impingement, herniated discs, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease and more. This is done by separating the space between vertebrae which alleviates pain and helps to support healing.