Lumbar Traction

Mechanical Lumbar traction involves distracting a percentage of body weight with the use of a motorized split-traction table.

The patient is placed in a pelvic harness secured to one end of the table, and a controlled force is applied to distract the spine. Mechanical traction can provide relief of pain, muscle spasm, improve range of motion, and help restore function to the lower back. At OSPT we utilize the Saunders Mechanical lumbar traction.