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Flexion Distraction

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What is a Flexion Distraction table?

Flexion Distraction is a gentle, safe, controlled form of traction specifically designed for spinal pain relief. The table looks similar to a standard chiropractic table, but it can flex and side-flex, allowing patients to receive traction relief in a non-weight bearing fashion. 

The patient will lie on their stomach while the doctor gently flexes and stretches the spinal segments and muscles around the affected region. The beauty of this tool is that the patient does not have to engage any muscles or soft tissues. By eliminating all active movements by the patient, the doctor has the ability to stretch these structures without spasm or reaction from the body.    

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How does Flexion Distraction work?

According to the Cox Technic website: Flexion distraction drops intradiscal pressures as low as -192mmHg and widens the spinal canal area by as much as 28%. 


As a bonus, flexion distraction returns motion to the spinal joints. The practical answer is the table allows the doctor to stretch the patient’s spine and surrounding muscles in a non-weight bearing fashion. The patient can relax while the table and the doctor do the work.


  • Reduce pressure on the spinal nerves from a disc bulge or herniation

  • Increase spinal motion within the disc and spinal joints

  • Improved facet joint mobility

  • A conservative option to surgery for herniated discs

  • Reducing symptoms of sciatica


Chiropractic flexion distraction therapy is well researched and has been proven to help many patients with pain associated with:

  • Arthritis

  • Sciatica

  • Scoliosis

  • Spinal stenosis

  • Lumbar disc injuries

  • Stiffness in the lower back

  • And many other issues


If you are not sure if this treatment is right for you, please don't hesitate to call our office for a consultation with Dr. Mikkel Bahamondes. We are more than happy to help you in any way we can.

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