The traction devices are designed for relief of symptoms but does not reverse the changes that lead to these disorders. These traction devices will not reverse foraminal or central stenosis as both of these disorders are due to “overcrowding” of the respective canals (central or foraminal).
This “overcrowding” is due to hypertrophic bone spur, buildup of cartilage or disc due to degeneration and/or a congenital narrowing of these canals. Traction will not remove these “build-ups”.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.