Spinal Decompression is the new terminology for spinal
traction. Traction is a technique that is used to apply gentle forces to
separate the joint surfaces of the spine. Traction can be done manually
or using a mechanical device. This form of therapy is used to alleviate
nerve root compression within the spine giving relief from pain in the
lower back, legs, neck and arms depending on the area of compression.
Some of the conditions that cause these symptoms include disc
herniations, protruding/ bulging discs, sciatica, radiculopathy and