What is Intersegmental Traction
or Roller Table?
traction table or roller table is used in chiropractic care. This table helps
in gently re-establishing the normal ranges of the body's spine. Intersegmental
traction table helps in relaxing the muscles and reducing the muscle spasms.
Using Intersegmental traction table daily promotes recovery and healing process
from a back injury. The intersegmental traction table or roller table allows
changing the contact pressure of the roller either manually or electrically.
Intersegmental traction tables are very beneficial in providing relaxation to a
patient and are very useful devices for any chiropractic physician.
does Intersegmental Traction or Roller Table Work?
discs receive nutrients from the fluid circulation upon spinal joint movements.
Joint misalignment in the spine hinders this action from occurring and causes
thinning and degeneration of the discs. Intersegmental traction/roller table
works by creating passive motion that causes mild stretching of the spinal
joints and improves mobility. Intersegmental traction table functions by
mobilizing the spinal column while at the same time gently stretching the
muscles and ligaments. When the postural muscles of the spine or the muscles
which help in keeping an individual in a straight position are disturbed or
affected badly due to injury, fatigue, poor posture or accident, it causes
spasms in them.
of Intersegmental Traction or Roller Table
· The intersegmental traction table gently elongates the postural
muscles of the spine in a comfortable and uniform manner so that the normal
joint movement, mobility and circulation are restored. The patient lies supine
or face up on the table which has rollers beneath the surface. These rollers
slowly move up and down the length of the spine.
· There is a vibrating feature which may be activated which causes
the rollers to give a massage effect. Many patients find this extremely
relaxing and beneficial. Intersegmental traction table helps in increasing
blood flow and oxygen to discs, ligaments and muscles thus enhancing balance,
mobility and strength. It also helps in restoring the correct spinal curves and
increases circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid.
· The intersegmental traction table helps in re-establishing the
normal range of motion of the spine in a very gentle and effective manner. It
also aids in reducing the muscle spasms thus providing relaxation to the
· The intersegmental traction table can treat body of all sizes,
shapes, and weights in an equal and effective manner including children.