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Spinal Decompression Therapy works by restoring proper function to an injured disc. This is done by producing a controlled, mechanical traction on the spine using our Triton DTS Decompression Table.
During the pull phase, injured discs are gently stretched apart, producing a suction force inside the disc. This draws disc bulges and herniations back into the center of the disc along with oxygen, water, nutrients, and other healing substances. The end result is a strong, healthy, properly functioning disc in about 84% of the patients.
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a lot like disc rehabilitation. Not only does decompression minimize disc bulges and herniations, but it also restores the proper nutrient supply to the disc. This allows the disc to regain its proper motion, and essential nutrient supply. If the decompression is successful, the disc remains healthy even after the treatment is finished.
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DTS Therapy is an Alternative to Surgery
You don’t have to live in debilitating pain. Whether you have lower back pain, a pinched nerve, sciatica, neck pain, a variety of symptoms related to damaged or degenerative discs, or syndromes of the lumbar and cervical spine, DTS Therapy may be for you. This gentle, non-surgical therapy can provide relief from lower back and sciatica pain and is a state-of-the-art therapy for neck pain relief and bulging or degenerative disc disease.
Your Comfort is Our Top Priority
Patients’ comfort is our top priority, and we want their visits to be enjoyable and successful. Treatments are short in duration and administered while you’re fully clothed. Most patients undergoing this treatment report improvements and a reduction in their pain after only a few sessions. DTS Therapy gently stretches the spine, relieving pressure from the discs, joints and muscular tissues, while enhancing the body’s natural healing process.
Your comfort and safety are of primary importance during DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy. Therefore, unlike any other decompression device, you have several positioning options, so you will be able to rehabilitate your discs and spine while remaining comfortable. During DTS Therapy, you’ll experience several cycles of stretch and relaxation, which gently graduate to a peak over a period of several minutes.
Therapy sessions typically last less than 20 minutes and most patients feel pain relief with as few as 6-10 treatments. It is importantto remember, however, that pain reduction does not necessarily mean that your discs and spine are healed, so it is critical that patients stick with the treatment protocol prescribed by their practitioners in order to achieve the full value of DTS Therapy.
DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy is a pain-free alternative that has shown a very high rate of success at reducing or even eliminating back and neck pain. If you suffer from chronic, debilitating, low back or neck pain, call our office today to make an appointment to see if you’re a candidate for DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy. Our office is dedicated to offering the latest, state-of-the-art therapies for lower back pain, sciatica pain relief, pinched nerve, neck pain relief, and bulging or degenerative disc diseases. We believe DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy to be the most advanced, non-surgical and pain-free alternative.
What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical, comfortable traction therapy for the relief of back and leg pain or neck and arm pain. During this procedure, by cycling through distraction and relaxation phases and by proper positioning, a spinal disc can be isolated and placed under negative pressure, causing a vacuum effect within it.
What can this vacuum effect do?The vacuum effect accomplishes two things. From a mechanical standpoint, disc material that has protruded or herniated outside the normal confines of the disc can be pulled back within the disc by the vacuum created within the disc. Also, the vacuum within the disc stimulates in growth of blood supply, secondarily stimulating a healing response. This results in pain reduction and proper healing at the injured site.
What machine is used for this purpose?There are a number of spinal decompression machines presently used in the United States. After significant research, Symmetry Health Center has chosen to use the Triton DTS machine manufactured by Chattanooga, Inc., the premier manufacturer of physical therapy machines.
Who can benefit from Spinal Decompression Therapy?Spinal decompression therapy is designed to unload the spinal disc. Spinal decompression therapy may help any back pain or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc. These conditions include herniated, protruding or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica or radiculopathy (pinched nerves).
Are there conditions where Spinal Decompression is not indicated?Spinal decompression therapy is usually not recommended for pregnant women, or patients who have severe osteoporosis, severe obesity or severe nerve damage. However, every patient is evaluated on an individual basis. Spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws and metal plates or cages) is also contraindicated. Surgery to the discs without fusion or fusion using bony replacement is not contraindicated.
How often do I take treatment sessions? How long does each session last?Each session includes decompression therapy and spinal stabilization exercises and takes about 20 to 45 minutes. Spinal decompression is usually performed 3-5 times a week for 15-20 sessions.
What are the results of Spinal Decompression Therapy?Over 84% of patients have good pain relief. This success rate is similar to surgical results.
Are there medical studies that document the effectiveness of Spinal Decompression?Click for research articles: http://www.decompressionusa.com/tdd.pdf
I have had spinal surgery, but continue to have pain. Can I try Spinal Decompression?Spinal decompression therapy can help some people with back pain after failed spinal surgery. It can be performed in most patients who have not been left with an unstable spine after surgery.
What medical practitioners apply the DTS Therapy System?Neurologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedists, orthopedic surgeons, rheumatologists, internists, family practitioners, chiropractors, and multidisciplinary practices all use this treatment. Hundreds of doctors throughout the United States are relieving pain utilizing DTS.