Detensor Therapy – Safe Spinal Traction

Diseases of the spine are quite common, they are considered a human’s payment for the uprightness, but this version is erroneous. The vertebral column is created by nature, as an ideal structure, in which the curved sections concentrate in themselves the force of gravity, and the elastic and elastic inter-vertebral disks provide shock absorption during shocks and impacts. But due to the fact that the disks are not supplied directly by the circulatory system, and the food is due to the diffusion of the liquid, in the case of a sedentary lifestyle or too much physical exertion, the disks suffer.

Gentle Spinal Traction with Detensor Therapy

The thickness and elasticity of the disc are reduced, making the vertebrae excessively mobile, fixed by surrounding muscles and blocked. As a result, the load is distributed unevenly, and instead of twelve vertebrae in one department, only three or five are loaded. This leads to early deformation of the discs, the appearance of hernias and the infringement of the roots of the nerves. Painful sensations, lumbago and limitation of mobility are the result of problems in the spine.

In the 80ties of the twentieth century, a German scientist, suffering from the effects of compression fracture of the spine, invented a technique called Detensor therapy, which includes passive spinal traction on the apparatus with the same name. The Detensor is a special mat for gentle 45-minute traction sessions and a mattress for sleeping at night, the ribs of which are optimally adapted to create the most comfortable position for the spinal column.

It is known that spinal traction is performed in order to maximally relieve it and release the clamped discs for their full nutrition. The material of the Detensor ribs is adjusted to the weight of the recumbent patient and the ribs are always under the human body, which makes the spine in neutral position in any position.

Detensor therapy can be used as an emergency aid for acute pain in the back, since it is practically safe. Radicular syndrome, cervical osteochondrosis – these pathologies of the spine can also be treated with this technique. Many doctors recommend passive traction as a preventive measure in the case of a sedentary lifestyle or significant physical exertion. The age of the patients also does not matter, since the traction on Detensor is absolutely physiological, does not affect blood circulation and heart rhythm. It is used by the elderly and young children, pregnant women and patients with cardiovascular pathologies. Recommended for the following diseases:

  • Pain in the back and neck caused by chronic overexertion.
  • Scoliosis.
  • Osteochondrosis of the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine.
  • Hernias, prolapses and protrusions of vertebral discs.
  • Osteoporosis.
  • Treatment and prevention of decubitus.
  • The delay in physical development in children after three years.
  • Asthmatic syndrome and chronic headaches, including migraines.

How does the treatment session?

According to the patients who took advantage of this service, the procedure is as follows: the patient is placed on the Detensor mat, legs and head are just above the body. During a session lasting forty-five minutes, there may be sensations of traumatic pain and discomfort in the shoulders or lower back, but they pass by the end of the procedure. The patient is advised not to take a sitting position for an hour after the procedure, but you can stand, lie or walk. The full course is no less than twelve procedures.

For home procedures, it is possible to purchase an original mat Detensor, these mats are produced in three degrees of rigidity, calculated for the individual weight of the buyer. It is worth such a product is quite expensive, but the ability to every day or evening to conduct a preventive discharge session of a tired spine justifies the high cost of the product.