Is Lumbar Traction an Easy Back Pain Reliever?

vpaulose By vpaulose, 19th Aug 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Back pain is an acquired health asset of modern lifestyle. People suffering from back pain are increasing at an epidemic level. Can the use of lumbar tractions relieve the back pain?

Back pain in modern lifestyle

Back pain is an acquired health asset of modern lifestyle. People suffering from back pain are increasing at an epidemic level. Is the back pain a result of modern technological developments and devices? Does the comfort life of sedentary lifestyle cause back pain? Is it the outcome of sitting in front of a computer or monitors of electronic devices for hours together?

Back pain and other muscle pains have become a part of modern lifestyle. Can the lumbar traction relieve the back pain? Although many studies say that it may provide temporary relief in some people, the result is not yet established.

Traction method is traditional form of physical treatment for back pain. It helps many people who have pain in their lower back. This method applies longitudinal force to pull down the lower half of the body. Modern treatments use the spinal decompression DRX machine and other computer-controlled traction machines perform this pulling very well.

Two types of lumbar traction

There are two types of traction used in modern orthopedic treatments. One is skin traction and the other skeletal traction. They are the set of mechanisms used for straightening broken bones or relieving pressure on the spine and skeletal system. Tractions help regain normal length and alignment of involved bones. They reduce or eliminate muscle spasms. They also relieve pressure on the nerves, especially nerves that connect the spinal with the brain.

Chiropractors and physiotherapists use lumbar traction along with other treatments to relieve chronic lower back pain called sciatica. They follow different techniques of lumbar traction, both mechanical and manual. You have to et some guidance if you want to do lumbar traction at home.

There are many advanced techniques in lumbar traction. They yield good results according to the damage that causes pain and the condition of the patient.


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