Flexion Distraction Technique is a chiropractic modality that gently stretches the joints of the low back to relieve back pain caused by facet syndrome or spinal stenosis. Using a special table, the doctor provides upward traction with one hand while operating the lower part of the table with the other. In this manner, the doctor can use the precise amount of traction necessary while constantly gauging the tissue response in the lower back. Using the movements of the table, the doctor can open up the joints of the lower spine, releasing fixations and relieving pressure on the nerves. This is a very gentle technique that often will provide some immediate relief. Patients who suffer from back pain from standing but get relief from sitting respond especially well to Flexion Distraction.