Water Traction

Traction is a widely used treatment for low back or neck pain, providing spinal elongation and increasing intervertebral space. It inhibits pain, decreases mechanical stress, and helps reduce muscle spasm and spinal nerve root compression. Since the body is more relaxed floating in the water (versus land-based treatment on a table) and there is no friction between the body and the water, less traction is necessary to provide relief, resulting in less stress placed on the body and better overall decompression results.