Cervical traction is a technique to provide pain relief and improved motion in the neck. Traction gently distracts the neck and opens the space between the cervical vertebrae, which alleviates the pressure on the affected discs and nerve roots or irritated spinal joints. Between the bones of your spine are intervertebral discs which act as shock absorbers. When a disc injury occurs, a disc can bulge and put pressure on a nerve within the spine. Cervical traction is extremely effective at taking the pressure off this injury and assists in having the disc retract and heal properly. This form of cervical treatment is very beneficial for patients with arthritis and degenerative disc disease, as it assists in promoting mobility and hydrating the discs.
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When I first went to Dr. Tara I could barely raise my right arm to even shake someone’s hand due to severe frozen shoulder syndrome. I was in constant shoulder pain, I couldn’t sleep and I was in emotional despair. I had tried cortisone injections and seen another chiropractor, but was no better. Dr. Tara was very friendly and optimistic she could help. Within one month of treatment, the pain was drastically diminished, the use of my arm was greatly increased and hope was restored. Prior to Dr. Tara, I could not play guitar, work was difficult and driving was beyond difficult. Now, I’m back to 100% functionality and normal life. Thank you so much Dr. Tara! -Todd G.
If you have a health problem and need to decide if you should go to a Chiropractic doctor or a Medicine doctor, many times the problem itself dictates where you should go. Most Chiropractic patients hae back, shoulder, neck and headache problems. The Chiropractic doctor approach to these is always a natural healing way; it does not use anything abusive or intrusive in its therapy, like drugs or surgery. We use a manual correction technique to gently put the spinal vertebrae back where they belong. Sometimes we use moist heat packs or electrical nerve or muscle stimulation to ease the pain of muscle spasms and help the adjustment to stay in place. We alsoe take into consideration your diet and exercise needs to put you on the road to total health. The medical doctor usually relys of drugs or surgery to correct a health problem. Chiropractic’s natural form of healing assists the body’s own ability to heal itself as much as possible. It is the best way back to health.