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Chiropractic Traction: Enhancing Spinal Health at Lake Stevens Chiropractic

Chiropractor applies compression towards woman with back and neck pain

Chiropractic traction, also known as vertebral or spinal traction, is a widely recognized and utilized treatment for various skeletal, muscle, and spinal conditions. This therapeutic technique involves applying forces, such as weights or manual pressure, to alleviate pain and discomfort in the joints, muscles, ligaments, and nerves.

Traction works by stretching the muscles and ligaments and creating space between the vertebrae. It can be beneficial for addressing issues like compressed nerves, skeletal disorders, muscle injuries, herniated or bulging discs, and degenerative disc 

There are two primary types of chiropractic traction: manual and mechanical. The selection of traction method depends on the required force and desired distraction. Manual traction involves the chiropractor applying gentle pressure and tension to the patient’s limbs and head, utilizing techniques like inversion therapy to utilize the patient’s own weight for additional traction. At Lake Stevens Chiropractic, we offer a range of these techniques to suit individual needs.

In cases where greater force is necessary, complex cervical traction systems are employed. Traction tables provide continuous or intermittent traction while incorporating heat, vibration, and massage. Some advanced tables are computer-controlled, enabling precise pressure adjustments and gentle variations. Mechanical traction offers the advantage of allowing patients to continue therapy at home using specialized traction units. With proper instructions and supervision from a qualified healthcare practitioner, patients can improve their posture, spinal alignment, and overall well-being through regular use of home traction equipment.

It is important to note that chiropractic traction may not be suitable for patients with severe bone conditions such as osteoporosis, osteomyelitis, or bone cancer, as well as those with heart disease, spinal cord diseases, or spinal fractures. A thorough examination and diagnosis are necessary before considering traction therapy, and professional supervision is crucial to ensure its safety and effectiveness. If you are unsure whether traction could benefit you, we invite you to contact Lake Stevens Chiropractic to schedule an appointment and discuss your options with our knowledgeable team.

At Lake Stevens Chiropractic, we are committed to providing personalized care and effective treatment plans. We prioritize your well-being and strive to help you achieve optimal spinal health. Call us today to book your appointment and embark on the path to a healthier, pain-free life.

What is Disc Pain

demonstration of disc pain in neck

Your discs are like spacers in your spine, absorbing shocks. Think about a car with bad shocks – it’s uncomfortable on bumpy roads. Similarly, when your discs aren’t functioning well, your spine can feel like a crash. Different types of damage can happen to discs.

What causes Disc Pain

A Herniation or slipped disc is when a spinal disc protrudes causing pain

slipped disc

Degeneration is when a disc deteriorates and dies. This can lead to pain in the damaged area, and pain shooting down arms, legs, or into feet. Disc injuries can also cause numbness or tingling.

Treatment for Spinal Disc Pain

Do you have disc problems? You have two options: chiropractic or surgery. Consider chiropractic before opting for invasive surgery.

Chiropractic Care for Spinal Disc Pain

Spinal Disc Natural Option for pain relief which is safe. There is no use of drugs. No surgery, no scarring. Try safe and quick treatment. Pain is your body’s signal that something’s wrong. Don’t just mask it with painkillers.

We use safe and gentle techniques for better health and a better life.

We can help if you’re short on time

We get it, life is busy. But taking an hour for yourself with treatment now can prevent worsening conditions. Your well-being matters to your loved ones too.

Worried About Cost?

Don’t let cost stop you from exploring chiropractic. Put yourself first and discover the options. Try the introductory offer to see if chiropractic care is right for you. Chiropractors are non-invasive and conservative.

Lake Stevens Chiropractic: the Right Place for Disc Pain

Don’t let disc pain linger. Chiropractic care can offer relief without resorting to drugs or surgery. 

Don’t become a surgery statistic – seek chiropractic care.

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Our Patient Reviews


Nichole F.

I have had chiro for years and usually I would leave hurting more than before in my lower back right hip. Dr Gaddis did a different adjustment I have never experienced and I feel great! THANK YOU!! Great friendly staff, very knowledgeable, felt like family warm and caring. I will be back!


Marilynn M.

My ongoing care with LS Chiropractic has been excellent all around and, as well, is providing poignant information as to actual muscle damage and/or residue, long-term pain. I’ve never had a doctor provide such a detailed summary of both my spine and the status of muscle / spine movement.


Sue W.

Fast knowledge service. The staff and doctors are positive and helpful! Lake Stevens Chiropractic doctors and staff are very professional. I seldom wait more than 5 minutes bewfore being seen. Dr. Gaddis describes each process and explains what my body is needing in simple terms. I feel welcomed and secure in my care there.