What Is Traction Therapy?

Mechanical Traction is when a patient is placed in the machine secured by straps and a gentle longitudinal pull separates the spine for the relief of nerve irritation or muscle spasm.  Traction is helpful for those who suffer from lower back and neck pain.

How Traction Therapy Can Help?

There are two types of traction in physical therapy, manual and mechanical.

Manual traction is when a physical therapist uses manual force on the joints and muscles to distract or widen the spaces between the vertebrae.

Mechanical spinal traction is used to treat bulging or herniated discs, sciatica, degenerative disc disease or spinal stenosis, pinched nerves causing radiating pain, numbness or tingling, and many other spinal conditions.

In combination with other physical therapy treatments, many patients experience tremendous success with spinal traction from the reduction of pain and radiating symptoms to improved spinal alignment, decompressed joints, relaxation of spastic muscles and increased mobility.

For more information, please feel free to call our office or contact us.  Our expert physical therapy team will evaluate you for the best modalities to target your injuries.


Marlboro Office

100 Campus Dr./Route 520, Suite 102
Morganville, NJ 07751

Telephone: 732-591-9494

FAX: 732-591-8850


We specialize in the following areas of physical therapy:

  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Work Injury Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Hand Rehabilitation
  • Myofascial Release
  • Personalized Fitness Program
  • Pediatrics
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