Flexion-distraction manipulation therapy for lumbar spinal stenosis

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new state of the art Automated Flexion Distraction-Decompression table to our office, Manufactured by Hill Labs, featuring:

  1. Automated Flexion Distraction
  2. Air Compression Drops for patient’s extra comfort

Dr Mordy Levy AFT Flexion Distraction Decompression

Some of the key Benefits of Flexion Distraction Technique:

  1. Non Invasive
  2. Cost Effective
  3. Evidence Based
  4. Painless
  5. Extremely Safe

The following study examined the effects of flexion-distraction manipulation therapy on pain and disability in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis.

[Subjects] Thirty patients with lumbar spinal stenosis were divided into two groups: a conservative treatment group (n=15) and a flexion-distraction manipulation group (n=15).

[Methods] The conservative treatment group received conservative physical therapy, and the flexion-distraction group received both conservative physical therapy and flexion-distraction manipulation therapy. Both groups received treatment 3 times a week for 6 weeks. The Visual Analog Scale was used to measure pain intensity, and the Oswestry Disability Index was used to evaluate the level of disability caused by the pain.

[Results] The Visual Analog Scale scores for pain were significantly decreased in both groups. In the between-group comparison, the decrease in pain was more significant in the flexion-distraction group. According to the Oswestry Disability Index, the level of disability was significantly decreased in both groups, but the decrease was more significant in the flexion-distraction group.

[Conclusion] Flexion-distraction manipulation appears to be an effective intervention for pain and disability among patients with lumbar spinal stenosis.



Flexion Distraction for Spinal Stenosis



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