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The Importance of Spinal Traction & Denneroll in Chiropractic Care

Dr Darcy with patient in treatmentMaintaining and improving the curvature of the spine is essential for overall spinal health. Two methods used to achieve this goal are spinal traction and Denneroll. Both techniques offer unique benefits and can be personalised based on individual needs. Let’s explore the importance of these methods and how they contribute to spinal health.

Spinal Traction

This is a technique that applies a pulling force to the spine, decompressing spinal discs, reducing nerve pressure, and alleviating various spinal conditions. Here are some of the main benefits of this therapy:

Pain Relief
Traction helps relieve pain associated with herniated discs, bulging discs, sciatica, and other conditions by reducing pressure on affected nerves and promoting proper alignment.

This form of decompression therapy creates space between vertebrae, allowing herniated or bulging discs to retract, potentially reducing nerve impingement. This decompression can relieve symptoms such as radiating pain, tingling, and numbness.

Improved Mobility
By reducing pressure and restoring proper alignment, this form of traction can enhance spinal mobility and range of motion.

Enhanced Healing
Traction may promote improved circulation and nutrient exchange in the spinal discs, potentially supporting the healing process.

Helps Hold Adjustments Longer
By applying a gentle pulling force to the spine, traction helps decompress the vertebrae, creating space between them. This space allows for improved alignment and reduced nerve compression, thereby enhancing the longevity of a chiropractic adjustment.



Denneroll is a trademarked therapeutic device used in chiropractic care to improve spinal alignment and correct posture. It consists of contoured foam devices placed under the patient’s neck or back. Here are some benefits associated with the use of this device:

Postural Correction
Denneroll devices are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine, particularly in the cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) regions. By providing support and promoting proper alignment, they may help correct poor posture.

Muscle Relaxation
By reducing tension and stress on spinal muscles, Denneroll devices may help promote muscle relaxation and alleviate associated discomfort.

Enhanced Chiropractic Adjustments
These devices are often used in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments to provide a stable and supported position during a session, optimising the value of the adjustment.

Improved Spinal Function

Correcting spinal alignment and posture with Denneroll may improve overall spinal function, supporting optimal nerve function and reducing the risk of future spinal issues.

Personalised Care Plans

Different traction devices are available for various parts of the spine (cervical, thoracic, lumbar). These devices are chosen specifically for each patient based on X-ray results and can be purchased at Select Chiropractic.

Interested in learning more about spinal traction and Denneroll, and how they may benefit you? Contact our practice today!


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