Traction is a form of therapy that can be used when you are experiencing radicular symptoms, such as numbness, tingling, or pain, in your arms or legs. These symptoms could be caused by a herniated or bulging disc, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, or other pinched nerve conditions. Traction uses a machine to perform precise decompression of your cervical or lumbar spine based on your body weight and your needs. This spinal decompression can help to take pressure off the nerves that exit the spine and relieve the pain down your arms and/or legs. This spinal decompression therapy is one of the many tools that we can use to treat your low back and radicular pain and symptoms.