Damaged intervertebral discs heal very slowly because they are exposed to constant pressure.
Disc Tract Extension Therapy dynamically stretches the spine. The internal pressure on the intervertebral disc tissue is reduced and fluid can flow into the damaged tissue again. This gives the intervertebral disc the opportunity to absorb nutrients and oxygen from the environment through this fluid. An intervertebral disc tissue treated by extension therapy can therefore rehydrate again, reposition itself and thus regenerate more quickly.
Furthermore, an extension therapy of the spine can reduce the pressure on pinched nerves and therefore sciatica ("lumbago") can be treated particularly well.
To optimise therapy, it is crucial to relax the surrounding muscle tissue. For this purpose, a diathermy device is used parallel to the extension treatment, which uses electromagnetic waves to relax the muscle tissue without side effects.