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Y-Strap Spinal Decompression

Decompression Therapy - Pettibon Y-Axis Traction Strap (with Chin Strap) - $30.00 per service

Our spines are constantly being compressed or "pressed down" by such things as gravity, forward leaning posture, sleep postures that twist the neck and hips, and other daily physical movements. In order to take the pressure off the vertebrae of the spinal column your Chiropractor has a de-compression tool called a Pettibon Y-Axis Traction Strap, also known as the Y-Strap. This simple non-mechanical device involves the patient lying on their back face up, and your Chiropractor places a strap under the base of the head and secures it in place with a chin strap. Then the Chiropractor pulls quickly on the handle, which may result in hearing and feeling the spine decompress throughout the spine, and may result in a feeling of release of pressue on the vertebrale segments of the spinal column. It is possible to hear and feel the decompression occur from the neck all the way down to the low back, and may result in relief in those areas. The goal of this therapy is to reduce existing pain/stiffness and increase range of motion.