The newest version of myorelaxing traction complex- TRAComputer with a diathermic apparatus Milli(Germany) is used in a sanatorium ‘СRYSHTALEVE DZHERELO’. It is applied for a dry impulse extraction of the spine and large joints with a computer control of influence and force of traction. Also this equipment has a deep heating and relaxation effect during the stretching as well as carries out all kinds of traction, including: cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine, and joints of the limbs.
Traction therapy in the sanatorium ‘СRYSHTALEVE DZHERELO’
Benefits of traction therapy:
- Decrease in pain intensity.
- Relieving muscles tension.
- Enhancing of mobility.
- Development of flexibility.
- Reduction of edema.
- Treatment of slipped disc.
- Elimination of pinched nerve.
Under the influence of traction, unloading of the spinal motion segments occurs as well as a decrease of Intra-Disc pressure and unlocking of intervertebralis. A significant stretching helps to increase distances in intervertebral and articular, and an expansion of foramen intervertebrale.
For an effective therapy, it is necessary to apply a large tension force, but still there is should not be any overstretching.
TRAComputer applies intermittent and pulsating traction (tension). An intermittent traction means that the force is set for a short time, then there is a pause, and the tension force increases again. Thus, a reaction of muscle tissue with contraction appears. With a harmoniously pulsating traction, all active force is transmitted by a pleasant pulsating vibration.
Traction is set by a computer program on a visual therapy on display. Microprocessor control allows us to carry out procedures with high accuracy. A universal belt system ensures accurate traction. Unlike other types of traction, this procedure is completely safe, since it is impossible to overstretch and damage muscle, because the influence is under computer control of patient’s reactions. The computer constantly checks data given. (For example: TRAComputer will not start lumbar traction if bands of a cervical traction are applied.)
The combination of controlled traction and deep warming with high-frequency electromagnetic waves by a diathermic apparatus Milli leads to excellent therapeutic results. The Milli principle, which is the basis of apparatus, is based on an elastic effect of electromagnetic waves which influences vertebral tissues and is supplemented by a simultaneous hperization and stimulation of the fedocyte function.
Accessories for cervical traction exclude any pressure on chin during the procedure. Soft pads cover the back of the head and are individually adjusted, which ensures a comfortable procedure. An additional device for a head fixing has a special occipital adjustable sling, which concentrates traction forces on an occipital region. This fixation allows you to adjust the angle of a traction load.
It eliminates spinal curvature in thoracic scoliosis. Traction load affects the thoracic spine through the usage of a special device for hands.
Often used in a treatment of ischias. Traction loads can be applied to a lumbar part and one or both legs. If it is necessary, traction load can be applied to knee or thigh.
TRACTIONS OF JOINS OF Upper Limbs
Traction is carried out by using a belt fastened around the wrist. The load is created due to the weight of the patient. This technique is also effective in traction of shoulder and elbow joints.
Clinical indications for traction treatment:
- Back pain due to swelling or intervertebral disk disease.
- Pain associated with intervertebral discs.
- Joint pain.
- Damage to the joints surfaces.
- nerve entrapment.
- decrease of mobility.
- compression fractures.
- Muscle spasms.
- Cervical radiculopathy.
Contraindications to traction therapy
- patients under the age of 16 and over 60 years old;
- inflammatory processes of spine and nerves;
- recent spinal injuries;
- severe spondylosis;
- adverse event of a spinal surgery
- metabolic disorders;
- tumors of the spinal cord; spinal and spine tumors;
- biliary lithiasis and vesical calcification
- gallstone and urolithiasis;
- peptic and duodenum ulcer in the exacerbation phase.