Flexion distraction is a chiropractic technique that uses a special motorized chiropractic table. This technique shows great results with disc injuries. Think of your intervertebral discs as a jelly donut. The jelly in a donut is analgous to the center of your disc called the nucleus pulposus. That jelly-like nucleus pulposus is supposed to stay in the middle of the disc. When the nucleous pulposus makes it way to the outside of the disc it can cause pain. Flexion distraction is a safe technique for disc injuries by eliminating rotation in the lumbar spine during the treatment.