Patient on intersegmental traction table

Intersegmental Traction Therapy (IST) in Fargo

Intersegmental traction therapy at Fargo Moorhead Chiropractic and Wellness is used to increase range of motion in the spine, allow the spine and muscles to relax, hydrate the disc, and deliver key nutrients to the area. It’s also an opportunity for people to take a moment and relax on the table after their adjustment.

Unless the person doesn’t like it, we recommend the therapy to people after they get adjusted, just to help gain mobility. Because so many people work at a desk, it helps get some extension into their thoracic spine, and offers people time to actually unwind from their day. They can relax and not have to think about anything else.

What to Expect

Misaligned or stuck joints in the spine may hinder movement. IST uses a highly specialized treatment table designed solely for this therapy. It helps by gently mobilizing the stuck or fixated spinal joints, affecting not only the vertebrae, but also the discs, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.

Specialized rollers manipulate all the vertebrae, starting at the neck, and finishing at the end of the spine. You’ll lie face-up on the table, while the rollers gently move up and down the spine.

Intersegmental tables

Benefits of IST

Our patients have experienced benefits such as

  • Reduced pain and stiffness in the back and/or neck
  • Increased spinal nutritional health
  • Improved joint function
  • Accelerated recovery from injury
  • Restored normal range of motion in the spine
  • Reduced muscle spasms
  • Increased blood flow to your discs, ligaments, and muscles

The IST table can be adjusted to accommodate a patient’s comfort and used with all body types, including children. A typical session is just eight minutes. IST improves the stability of the back, and most patients realize a measurable decrease in pain and stiffness after the first treatment.

Relaxation and More

Not only is IST painless, but it’s also actually soothing and feels great! Experience what IST can do for you; book a visit with us today!


Intersegmental Traction Therapy Fargo ND | (701) 850-8089