Intersegmental traction/Roller Table helps in gently re-establishing the normal ranges of the body's spine. Also, it helps in relaxing the muscles and reducing the muscle spasms. Using Intersegmental traction promotes recovery and healing process from a back injury. Intersegmental traction tables are very beneficial in providing relaxation to a patient.
How does Intersegmental Traction or Roller Table Work?
Spinal discs receive nutrients from the fluid circulation upon spinal joint movements. Joint misalignment in the spine hinders this action from occurring and causes thinning and degeneration of the discs. Intersegmental traction works by creating passive motion that causes mild stretching of the spinal joints and improves mobility. Intersegmental traction functions by mobilizing the spinal column while at the same time gently stretching the muscles and ligaments. When the postural muscles of the spine or the muscles which help in keeping an individual in a straight position are disturbed or affected badly due to injury, fatigue, poor posture on accident, it causes spasms in them.
Benefits of Intersegmental Traction or Roller Table
- Gently elongates the postural muscles of the spine in a comfortable and uniform manner so that the normal joint movement, mobility and circulation are restored.
- Intersegmental traction helps in increasing blood flow and oxygen to discs, ligaments and muscles thus enhancing balance, mobility and strength. It also helps in restoring the correct spinal curves and increases circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid.
- Helps in re-establishing the normal range of motion of the spine in a very gentle and effective manner. It also aids in reducing the muscle spasms thus providing relaxation to the muscles.