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. Once in place, the Chiropractor does several slow pulls on the handle, followed by the final quick pull, which may result in hearing and feeling the spine decompress throughout, and may result in a feeling of release of pressue on the vertebrae 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 a feeling of relief in those areas.
The goal of this therapy is to reduce existing pain/stiffness, and increase range of motion (ease of movement). We encourage you to check out YouTube videos of Chiropractors using the Y-strap on patients so you can see what it is like prior to your visit, and to see if this treatment may be something you are interested in discussing with your Chiropractor.
Y-Strap: $30.00 per service. This is an add-on service to a regular adjustment visit.