Flexion-Distraction technique uses a special precision table that makes circular and vertical movements to release disc and spinal pressures. The movement, guided by the hands of a chiropractic physician, creates a suction effect to allow a disc to return to its normal height or a joint to its normal range of motion.

flexion Flexion-Distraction is well-studied, widely accepted and an effective treatment for a variety of spinal conditions. Federally funded research has proved the following about Flexion-Distraction technique:

• It reduces intradiscal pressures
• It increases intradiscal height
• It increases foraminal size

Studies show that more than two-thirds of patients report excellent to good improvement with a typical rehabilitation program of 12 treatments.
While seen as the chiropractic physician's treatment of choice for disc herniation or ruptured discs, the Flexion-Distraction technique can also successfully treat:

• Disc Bulges/Herniations
• Sciatica / leg pain
• Stenosis
• Spondylolisthesis

National College of Chiropractic is the only chiropractic school that includes a dedicated course in Flexion-Distraction technique with fourteen hours of contact time as part of its core curriculum. In fact, National has its own Flexion-Distraction laboratory complete with 6 Zenith Cox tables.