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What is the Y strap used for?

What is the Y strap used for?

The Y strap, also known as the y-axis traction strap, is a chiropractic decompression tool. Like hands-on spinal decompression, the Y strap works to decompress the vertebrae by gently stretching the spine.

Is the Y strap good for you?

The Y strap isn’t only a safe treatment when used properly; it’s actually beneficial. Often, people come to chiropractors when they experience pain. Often, the pain stems from their backs, necks, or shoulders. They may also have sciatica, which starts in the sacral area and radiates down your leg.

How do you use the Pettibon System?

The Pettibon system uses seated x-rays, since abnormal spinal forms are difficult to detect until the soft tissues in the spine fall. The soft tissues hold the hard tissues or the vertebrae together, and when these no longer support the hard tissues, the spine buckles into its injured position.

How does the Pettibon neck traction system work?

The Pettibon System Cervical Neck Traction Device works by gently stretching your neck, at your own pace, separating spinal discs and taking pressure off of your spine, relieving compressed nerve pain, and soothing muscles and joints around the neck and upper back.

Is the Y-axis traction strap removable on the head?

Y-Axis Traction stretching and adjusting Used ONLY on warmed up spine—increases oxygenation level Fits comfortably around the head from occiput to the frontal bone with a removable chin strap for those with heads that slip-through strap.

Why do chiropractors use the cervical traction device?

This exercise helps hydrate the spinal discs, restores the natural curve of the neck, and reestablishes motion. Chiropractors across the United States have been using the Cervical Neck Traction Device in their clinics because it applies the loading and unloading cycles that are necessary for ligament and disc rehabilitation and correction.

Can a Y axis strap be used without a chin strap?

The strap may be used without the chin strap for patients with TMJ problems by securing the metal ring close to the frontal bone. Replacement chin straps also available. It is important to note that doctors use the Y-axis strap for traction when a patient is experiencing it for the first time.