How the Chirp Wheel+ Uses Spinal Traction Therapy

By Savanna Stone
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The Chirp Wheel+, previously known as the Plexus Wheel, helps relieve back pain through spinal traction. Many doctors and chiropractors have encouraged their patients to use the Chirp Wheel+ to get rid of their back pain. Dr. Mike Vanchiere, a spinal rehab chiropractor, said, "The Plexus Wheel is effective because it tractions the spine and takes pressure off the discs. It keeps, maintains, and helps correct the natural curvature of the spine. I highly recommend the Plexus Wheel to all my clients.” So what is spinal traction therapy? How does the Chirp Wheel+ use spinal traction to help get rid of back pain

What is spinal traction?

Spinal traction is a therapy many health professionals use to help relieve back pain. Spinal traction can help heal and relieve back pain from a number of back issues by decompressing the spine, stretching the spine, taking pressure off compressed discs, and straightening the spine. The idea is that as you go about your day, your back compresses downwards and gravity or extra weight on the body smushes important parts of your spine. Spinal traction reverses that downwards motion by pulling in the opposite direction and reversing the damage done, giving your spine room and time to heal properly. Spinal traction therapy is usually done with a longitudinal force to the top of the spinal column. 

What conditions does spinal traction therapy help with?

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Diagnostic assessment
  • Tingling in the fingers, arms, or legs
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Numbness and tingling with pins and needles
  • Herniated discs
  • Sciatica
  • Pinched nerves
  • Bone spurs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Whiplash
  • Muscle spasms

What are the benefits of spinal traction?

Because spinal traction lifts the spine back into place, it has many benefits. Spinal traction increases mobility of the soft tissues or joints in the spine, decompresses pinched nerve roots (which helps with things like sciatica), and helps heal herniated discs or bulging discs by relieving pressure. Spinal traction is also often used to treat cervical spine injuries from an accident or trauma by managing cervical spine instability, healing fractured bones correctly, and realigning the spine after cervical spine injury. Other benefits of spinal traction include the fact that it is a non-surgical way to fix the pain, and it allows fluid and nutrients to be absorbed by relieving pressure.

Can you use spinal traction therapy at home?

Yes, with the Chirp Wheel+. Chiropractors will often manually perform spinal traction therapy on you, but the Chirp Wheel+ can be great if you don’t have access to a chiropractor. Going to a chiropractor can be too expensive, or you just might need your back adjusted while you’re out of town. For these and many other reasons, over 3,000 health professionals have used and recommended the Chirp Wheel+ for back pain relief. The Chirp Wheel+ is one of the best spinal traction devices. It works by loosening up the muscles around the spine so that they can more easily release the spine into its proper position. Similar to manual spinal traction therapy, the wheel works by massaging the muscles around your spine. Just like chiropractors or doctors use their hands to press on the muscles and widen the spaces in between the vertebrae, the Chirp Wheel+ massages the muscles around the spine, and the spinal canal of the wheel provides a 4-way stretch (lengthwise and widthwise) for your spine and muscles. 


Sources:

  1. https://www.healthline.com/health/spinal-traction#purpose
  2. https://www.patientslikeme.com/treatment/spinal-traction
  3. https://www.physio-pedia.com/Lumbar_Traction
  4. https://buffalorehab.com/blog/what-is-spinal-traction/
  5. https://www.spineuniverse.com/treatments/bracing/spinal-traction