Traction and decompression are similar but once the muscles become more relaxed through traction, decompression works by reducing pressure at the spinal joints. Reduced pressure or taking pressure off of the nerve is established.
Decompression also aids in healing by increasing blood supply to nourish the
injured area. This is used for chronic neck and back pain that can occur
from osteoarthritis, disc bulges, protrusions, of herniations at any level in
the spinal column. This treatment is incredibly effective in PREVENTING back
and neck surgeries and is one of the newest chiropractic treatments.