The American Chiropractic Association estimates that around 31 million Americans suffer from lower back pain daily. Those who suffer from this condition will look for medical, surgical, and therapeutic options to alleviate the pain and enable them to perform their daily tasks. Chiropractors estimate that $50 million dollars a year is spent on treatment and therapies to combat this problem. While there are surgical and invasive treatments, most people would prefer not to go that route. Complementary therapists have developed many alternative therapies for lower back pain, some to treat the symptoms, others to address the cause. One approach is to use manual manipulation or devices that will help to decompress the disks of the back and increase or open the flow of fluid into the spine.
Physical Therapy and Manual Manipulation
Some therapists address the muscles of the lower back while chiropractors use manual manipulation of the spine to adjust the bones and disks of the back. Addressing the muscle tension will feel good temporarily, it doesn’t change the cause or root of the problem. Back adjustments can help but they also require a lot of visits to the doctor and time off work.
Spine Decompression, Back Traction
Chiropractors tend to invest in the larger machines like the DRX9000 because they can adjust the spine more quickly than a table or mat. However, more and more chiropractors and alternative therapy centers are investing in mats and tables because they are gentler method of reducing herniation.
DETENSOR® was created with the goal of correcting herniated disks. We began with a simple design and improved upon it over time. We have produced a mat that applies a maximum traction force of 18% in spine. This force helps to increase fluid flow by stretching the spinal column and in turn massaging the connective tissues.