Our advanced spinal tractions are technically a physical therapy modality where the spine is being axially(Y-axis) decompressed(the opposite of gravity) while also being tractioned in the areas and directions that are weak or injured. The older the injury the more time and gravity have teamed up to degenerate and weaken the structure(accelerated aging). When you break down the anatomy and physiology of the body, all functions and the ability to heal, depended on two things. One, neurophysiology(brain signaling/power supply) and two, blood supply. Because the spine is the structure that houses the Central Nervous System, the two are intricately related and co-dependent. What controls blood supply, well yes, blood pressure, vascular system integrity.... but does any of that work with out the regulatory control of the Central Nervous System (neurophysiology/brain signaling aka power supply)? So blood supply is also dependent on our favorite piece of biological real estate... the brain.
Combining passive modalities like traction and active modalities like neuromuscular reeducation and therapeutic exercises where we challenge specific muscular contractions innervated by injured or impeded nerve supply, is far more effective than one or the other individually. A spine can only bend or move so far due to neurogenic pain caused by denervation from degenerative discs, stenosis and or neural tension/compression and involuntary contracture(aka early-onset rigor mortis). But what if we can open up the neurological pathways with traction or other spinal modalities so the tissues get power supply through the previously impeded nerves? You mean stuff might start to work the way it was designed? The challenge is getting the power to stay on in the area after years of neurological patterning that has been caused by detours and closures from injuries and structural damages. Gravity is constant and undefeated, which means the home therapies tailored to each patient, including home traction modalities, will be therapies that if used correctly will extend the quality and quantity of life. Or don't learn and do your prescribed home therapies, you are the one who pays the consequences. ;)