What Are Traction Chairs?
Traction chairs are adjustable chairs that assist chiropractors in spinal correction and relieving pressure on patients’ posture. The chair supports the neck and shoulders while relieving pressure on the legs and lower extremities in order to correct posture easily. Using the forces of gravity, the chair compresses excessive gaps along the back of your neck. Simultaneously, it creates buoyant space in your chest and rib-cage, while re-establishing proper curvature along your spine.
Traction Chairs Are Great For:
- General Back Pain
- Chiropractic Adjustments
Why Are Traction Chairs Helpful?
Your spine, in profile, should look like a gently curving highway. However, many of us look more like a dirt road through hill country. If your treatment plan doesn’t address this breakdown in your spinal curves, you can expect many of your spinal symptoms and conditions to come back sooner rather than later.
Benefits & Goals of Traction Chairs
These chairs are typically used for about 30 minutes twice a day. There are great benefits of using traction chairs.
- Your muscles may feel more relaxed
- You may experience less tension
- Your circulation may improve
- You may experience posture correction
- Your flexibility may increase
- Improved muscle strength
- May experience better joint mobility
Do Traction Chairs Hurt?
These type of chairs are not painful for the patients. The first experience can be an adjustment to get used to. Most patients will feel comfortable in the chair. However, there can be side effects. Many patients will have no side effects or they will get used to the chair and side effects will go away after the first few treatments in the chair.
Rare Side Effects May Include:
- Muscle Soreness
What To Expect From
Hell’s Kitchen Wellness Center
At Hell’s Kitchen Wellness Center, we use chairs that are specially designed to increase your flexibility and reverse any unhealthy curvature of your spine, including issues with your posture.
If you’re already a fan, ask us about our mini traction chair, for at-home use.
Call today to begin your path toward spinal health and total-body wellness.