Traction is a treatment modality used to relieve spinal pain by stretching and realigning the spine. This treatment places the spine on a stretch that separates the vertebrae and helps relieve direct nerve pressure and stress on the vertebral discs and nerve roots.
Traction may be performed on the neck and the back for diagnoses including herniated or bulging discs and facet dysfunction.
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
Anodyne® Therapy is cleared by FDA for temporarily increasing circulation and reducing pain, stiffness and muscle spasm. Therefore, any condition that would benefit from these indications may benefit from the effects of this infrared therapy device. The most common treatment for Anodyne is Neuropathy.
Typical protocols will require patients to be treated for a minimum of 30 minutes three to five times per week for approximately 4 weeks. Anodyne Infrared Therapy will be provided along with other skilled therapy interventions that are needed to improve function based on the patient’s assessment and personal goals including ROM, balance, proprioceptive, strengthening, and endurance activities. Longer standing conditions may require more frequent treatments and/or longer duration than 4 weeks.