Spinal Traction & Decompression Technique
The FENIX Rehab System's special technique, spinal traction, for chronic
muscle and facet joint pain of the low back and mid back.
With this revolutionary aspect of the FENIX Rehab System, you can
specifically stretch the paraspinal soft tissues around a painfully involved spinal area. These are the tissues on
each side of the bony bumps down the middle of your back. Never apply pressure
to these bony bumps with the FENIX. You can choose to stretch only one side of
the spine or both sides at the same time. If you use four paired digits
together, you can stretch and decompress areas of the spine that are producing
pain and stiffness, especially in the mid-back and low-back region.
- To stretch and decompress the spine, find the special four angled paired
holes approximately in the middle of the FENIX (see picture on right).
- Place four digits of the smallest size, either 1 1/2" or 2", depending on
the tissue thickness and sensitivity of the area of your spine selected for
treatment. For example four 1 1/2" digits can be generally used in treatment of
the mid-back and four 2" digits are used in treatment of the low back. But this
can vary from patient to patient.
- With certain techniques you can actually vary the length of the digit. For
example, on one end you can use the 2" digits against the sacral base and the 2
1/2" digits approximately on each side of the third lumbar segment, for low back
- Another form of treatment with this feature is to use the 2" digits on one
side of the spine and the 1 1/2" digits on the other side of the spine. This
method is ideal in areas of the spine with rotation and curvature of the spine,
for example in the mid-thoracic with mild scoliosis.