Spinal traction is a form of decompression therapy that relieves pressure on the spine. It can be performed manually or mechanically.
Spinal traction is used to treat herniated discs, cervical radiculopathy, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, and many other spinal conditions.
In manual spinal traction, a physical therapist uses their hands to put the spine in a state of traction. Then they use manual force on the joints and muscles to widen the spaces between vertebrae.
IPT also utilizes mechanical cervical traction which involves using a machine to help provide a traction force great enough to make space between the facet joints and discs in your neck.