Lumbar and Cervical Traction in Miami, FL
Neck and back pain are debilitating conditions that can be difficult to treat because a number of anatomical structures contribute to the problem. Lumbar and cervical traction by a physical therapist addresses the most common causes of neck and back pain in one comprehensive treatment. Advanced Sport and Spine Therapy offers lumbar and cervical traction to physical therapy patients in Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas.
Pinched nerves, herniated or compressed discs, tight muscles, and misalignment are just some of the reasons that you may have neck and back pain. The complex nature of the spine and associated nerves and muscles presents a unique challenge to physicians, especially when the root cause of your discomfort is not entirely understood. Treatments tend to target just one part of the problem, such as a compressed nerve, without evaluating the influence of the surrounding muscles, connective tissues, and bones. Lumbar and cervical traction is a therapeutic intervention that targets neck and back pain by involving several anatomical structures in one treatment.
What is Lumbar and Cervical Traction?
Traction applies a pulling pressure or tension on an area of the body through a system of pulleys and weights. The technique is used to reposition and stabilize a bone or stretch muscles to release tension. Lumbar and cervical traction refersto treatments that apply pressure to the spine (lumbar) or neck (cervical).
Benefits of Lumbar and Cervical Traction
Lumbar and cervical traction help with:
- Muscle spasms.
- Nerve root compression.
- Muscle tension.
- Degenerative disc disease.
- Protruding and herniated discs.
How will Lumbar and Cervical Traction Help Me?
Treatment with lumbar and cervical traction primarily relieves pain and limited mobility caused by compressive or mechanical problems in the neck and back. Traction is typically recommended in conjunction with medications to provide short-term relief until other treatments are introduced or prior to surgery.
The Procedure for Lumbar and Cervical Traction
Lumbar and cervical traction is customized to each patient. Considerations include:
- Type of traction.
- Duration of treatment per session.
- Weight and force of traction.
When performed properly, lumbar and cervical traction relaxes the patient and alleviates pain. Our physical therapists use a progressive approach when applying traction. The first session uses the least amount of tension as possible to be therapeutic yet comfortable. The tension is gradually increased over the course of several follow-up treatments.
Is Lumbar and Cervical Traction Covered by My Insurance?
Most insurance providers provide limited coverage for physical therapy treatments such as lumbar and cervical traction. After your consultation, our patient coordinator explains the number of sessions that are recommended by your physical therapist. You may need more sessions than what is covered by insurance.
Men and women in Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas who have neck and back pain may benefit from lumbar and cervical traction performed by a qualified physical therapist. If you have neck and back pain, contact Advanced Sport and Spine Therapy to schedule a personal consultation.