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The Chiropractic Clinic Now Offering Lumbar Mechanical Traction

Monday, August 26th, 2013


BACK ON TRAC™ provides a gentle and safe mechanical traction to the lumbar spine without all of the restraints and weight. The 15 factory protocols allow for multiple combinations of unilateral and bilateral static and intermittent traction with length and degree settings

The ergonomically correct chair design allows you to comfortably start from a seated position

With the press of a button, BACK ON TRAC™ safely moves you into supine position with your pelvis and knees in the correct position for the session

BACK ON TRAC™ has no cumbersome restraints allowing for a very comfortable, relaxing therapy session
Effects of Lumbar Mechanical Traction

What Can BACK ON TRAC™ do for you?

Reduce pain and increase Range Of Motion

Vertebra Separation, which may decrease intradiscal pressure and reduce bulging of nuclear material
and may reduce bulging of nuclear material, and may enhance osmosis from vertebral endplates,
increasing fluid/blood supply to discs.

Separation and gliding of the facet joints, establishing potential for the improved alignment, articulation, and joint mobility.

Tensing, if not stretching of the system of spinal ligaments.

Widening of vertebral foramina, allowing increased space for spinal nerve roots.

Straightening of spinal curves

Stretching of the spinal musculature, potentially decreasing its sensitivity to stretch and therefore decreasing muscle spasms/guarding. It is also possible that this stretch may improve blood supply to posterior soft tissues.

Indications for Lumbar Mechanical Traction

Spinal nerve root impingement:

Bulging and Herniated disc

Ligament encroachment

Narrowing of the intervertebral foramen

Osteophyte encroachment

Spinal nerve root swelling


Joint hypomobility

Degenerative joint disease

Extrinsic muscle spasm and muscle guarding

Discogenic pain

Joint pain

Compression fracture

Contraindications for Lumbar Mechanical Traction
Acute joint sprains, strains and inflammation

Spinal instability and general joint hyper mobility

Spinal Acute Fractures

Spinal Cancer



Hiatal hernia

Bilateral neurological signs – may indicate a cord compromise

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