Mechanical Traction

Mechanical Traction for Neck and Back

Do you suffer from chronic neck or back pain? Medical research indicates that many patients with chronic spinal pain suffer from spinal musculature weakness. This can lead to many conditions such as herniated discs, facet syndrome, and degenerative joint disease. A strong spine provides a strong foundation and healthy spaces between your vertebrae, which helps prevent spinal compression.

We can help you regain your spinal musculature strength with our mechanical traction machine. This machine provides lasting relief from chronic neck and back pain by isometrically testing your range of motion and actively reconditioning your spinal musculature through isolated strengthening exercise.

Mechanical Traction Machine Features

  • Resistance over a full range of isolated lumbar motion, or over a selected limited range
  • The ability to assess and factor out the torque of both torso and mass, as well as stored energy (tissue compression and/or joint elasticity) at each angle tested
  • Various report generation for individual patients and selected patients groups or categories for outcome tracking purpose

...which can:

  • Decrease pain levels
  • Restore spinal function
  • Improve quality of life and independence
  • Decrease the need for on-going spinal care

How does it work?

The mechanical traction machine provides resistance over a full range of isolated lumbar motion (72 degrees) or a selected limited range. In exercise mode, a compound weight stack provides from 10 to 400 foot-pounds in increments of one foot-pound.

Isometric testing during which the software plots a strength curve so that we can compare your strength and range of motion to age and gender-matched norms.

An adjustable counterweight eliminates torso mass. Stored energy (tissue compression and/or joint elasticity) can then be assessed and factored out on each angle tested.