Intersegmental Traction

Intersegmental Traction Table Intersegmental traction (IST) is a chiropractic therapy that involves the use of a specially designed table equipped with rollers or oscillating devices.. Dr. William Baca offers IST and other non-invasive treatments and therapies to encourage the healing process. Learn about the benefits of Intersegmental Traction today.

How Does Chiropractic Intersegmental Traction Work?

Chiropractic Intersegmental Traction (IST) employs a specialized table equipped with rollers or oscillating devices to gently mobilize and stretch the spinal vertebrae. During a session, the patient lies comfortably on the table while the rollers move up and down the spine.

The Benefits of Intersegmental Traction

  1. Promotes Spinal Alignment: IST gently stretches and mobilizes the spinal vertebrae to restore proper alignment. This can help alleviate spinal misalignments (subluxations) that contribute to pain, stiffness, or reduced mobility.
  2. Increases Circulation: IST's gentle stretching motion encourages better circulation to the spinal discs, muscles, and surrounding tissues. Improved blood flow can enhance the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to these areas, promoting healing and reducing inflammation.
  3. Relieves Pressure on Spinal Nerves: IST can help relieve pressure on spinal nerves caused by compressed or irritated discs or misaligned vertebrae. By gently stretching the spine, IST can decompress the spinal discs and create more space for the nerves, reducing pain and discomfort.
  4. Relaxes Muscles: The rhythmic motion of the rollers during IST can help relax tight muscles along the spine. This muscle relaxation can reduce muscle spasms, tension, and stiffness, contributing to overall pain relief and improved mobility.
  5. Improves Joint Mobility: IST promotes movement between the spinal joints, which can improve joint flexibility and range of motion. This increased mobility can help reduce stiffness and enhance overall spinal function.
  6. Facilitates Healing: By promoting better circulation and reducing pressure on spinal structures, IST can help facilitate the healing process for various spinal conditions, including herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, and spinal joint dysfunction.

Speak with Dr. Baca today to explore your treatment options.

Start on the Path to Recovery

After undergoing an initial evaluation, IST may be incorporated into an individualized treatment program to reduce pain and speed up recovery. Patients may pair intersegmental traction, chiropractic treatments, and other services at Baca Chiropractic Services. Patients undergoing E-Stim may need multiple treatments depending on their condition and their individual response.

Our experienced team makes it easy to get started. For more information about muscle stimulation, contact Baca Chiropractic Services at (301) 247-4723.

Baca Chiropractic Services


13513 Osprey Ln,
Dowell, MD 20629


9:00 am - 6:00 pm


9:00 am - 6:00 pm


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9:00 am - 6:00 pm


9:00 am - 6:00 pm


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