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Intersegmental Traction

Intersegmental Traction

Intersegmental traction (IT) uses a specific type of table, otherwise known as a roller table, to improve your range of motion, stretch the spine, and relax muscles.

Although the name sounds kind of scary, IT is completely gentle, non-invasive, and painless. Most people find the treatment relaxing and enjoyable.

What is Intersegmental Traction and How Does It Work?

Much like a mechanical massage chair, an IT table contains rollers that gently stretch the spine, muscles, tendons, and ligaments based on your doctor’s recommended treatment. The table may also pulse similar to a massage effect.

IT is often used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan with other modalities like spinal adjustments, manipulations, electrical muscle stimulation, or spinal decompression depending on your specific condition.

The benefits of IT include

  • Improving mobility

  • Reducing muscle spasms

  • Increasing blood flow and oxygen to the spine and damaged discs

  • Improving balance

  • Restoring proper spinal curves and posture

  • Preventing slipped, bulging, or herniated discs

  • Improving range of motion

  • General relaxation

Comprehensive Treatment in Leesburg, FL

Since IT therapy is extremely gentle, it’s suitable for patients with a wide range of symptoms and conditions. Plus, Dr. Chapman can adjust the table in several different ways to create a customized treatment.

You may be a good candidate for roller table IT therapy if you suffer from

  • Bulging, herniated, or damaged discs

  • Muscle spasms

  • Pinched nerves

  • Tense muscles

  • Poor posture

  • General neck or back pain

  • Sciatica

Dr. Todd Chapman has years of experience treating patients throughout the Leesburg, FL community for a broad range of conditions. Dr. Chapman and his team combine traditional patient-centric care with modern technology to create personalized treatment solutions.

Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of IT therapy? Don’t live another day in pain. Start the path towards good health today. Schedule an appointment at Chapman Health Group in Leesburg by calling 352-728-6886.