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The Benefits of Traction and Decompression for a Healthy Spine

In today’s fast-paced world, we often overlook the importance of maintaining a healthy spine. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Ryan want to shed light on two crucial methods: traction and decompression.

Understanding Compression
Throughout our daily lives, our bodies endure significant compression. The simple act of standing or sitting places continuous pressure on our spine. As we age, this constant compression can lead to dehydration and wearing out of our spinal discs. You might have noticed older adults saying they have lost height over the years; this is often due to the compression and dehydration of their spinal discs.

The Role of Traction and Decompression
Traction and decompression are essential techniques for combating spinal compression. These methods help create space between the joints in our spine, allowing the discs to rehydrate and function optimally. In the video, our doctors demonstrate the lumbar traction technique, which involves using a specialized table to create distraction between the joints. As the table moves, it gently pulls the spine, creating space and allowing the discs to absorb cerebrospinal fluid, much like a sponge.

Benefits of a Healthy Spine
When our spinal discs are well-hydrated and the joints have adequate space, our spine remains more flexible and functional. This increased motion translates to a longer, healthier life for our joints. Whether it’s through inversion tables, lumbar traction, or even over-the-door hangers for neck traction, incorporating these methods into your routine can significantly improve your spinal health.

Why You Should Consider Traction and Decompression
Everyone experiences some degree of spinal compression. By incorporating traction and decompression techniques, you can alleviate the negative effects of this compression. Not only do these methods promote a healthier spine, but they also contribute to overall well-being and longevity.

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*Always consult with a healthcare professional before beginning any new exercise or treatment program. The information provided is for educational purposes and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.

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