Intersegmental Traction is a way of inducing passive motion into the spine to stretch spinal joints helping to increase mobility.
Most patients find this form of treatment to be relaxing and very helpful. The gentle rolling action exercises the spine without effort.
Since discs have a poor blood supply, they get nutrients from the circulation of fluids surrounding spinal joints. Fixations prevent this natural circulation and can cause disc thinning and degeneration. Intersegmental traction helps increase and restore necessary elasticity and motion to the spine.