Spinal Decompression Therapy

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What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy consists of using motorized traction designed to gently stretch the spine to relieve back pain. By changing the force and position of the spine, there is pressure taken off the spinal discs, gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the discs. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other spinal structures, which promotes movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the discs so they can heal.

Pain in the arms, legs, neck and lower back areas can result from a number of causes, but many cases stem from spinal disc injury. The decompression traction system (DTS) represents the latest in chiropractic care to help allay these pains.

The disc is a flat mass of tissue wedged between each vertebra of the spinal column that serves as a shock absorber when the spine stretches and bends. Strain on the spine can result in a herniation, better known as a slipped disk, and pain stems from the pressure that the herniated disk places on the spinal nerves.

Traction is a method of dealing with spinal pain that dates back to the Middle Ages. Its purpose is to reduce the load on various elements of the spinal column through the exertion of a pulling force, allowing for a more natural healing of the affected area. However, this technique could pose a hazard to patients with other health conditions, such as high blood pressure and heart disease.

DTS therapy uses the same principles as traction, but combines them with computer technology. This increases its versatility and reduces problems associated with conventional techniques. A computer gives the operator greater control in exerting the load on the spine, preventing the body from reacting to the force through muscle spasms. The system can also simulate a zero gravity condition that helps ease the herniated back into its normal position. This allows for the safe application of maximum tension and controls both the duration of the pulling force and the number of repetitions.

Decompression is also enhanced by the split table design that is incorporated into the DTS system. The accuracy of the system allows the operator to target specific areas of the spine that are producing pain. In addition to treating herniated disks, spinal decompression can be useful in dealing with related conditions, such as sciatica and spinal stenosis. Patients with such problems should consult with a chiropractor to determine whether DTS therapy is the answer to relieving their pain.

What ailments can be effectively treated with Triton DTS Spinal Decompression?

Spinal Decompression is a non-surgical, traction-based treatment that can effectively heal or alleviate:

  • Protruding discs
  • Bulging discs
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Posterior facet syndrome
  • Acute facet problems
  • Radicular pain
  • Prolapsed discs
  • Spinal root impingement
  • Hypomobility
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Facet syndrome
  • Compression fractures
  • Joint pain
  • Discogenic pain

Advantages:

  • Non-surgical
  • No needles
  • Extremely safe
  • FDA cleared
  • No drugs
  • Affordable cost

You owe it to yourself to learn more about DTS Therapy, so please contact us today at either our Bellaire or Memorial office to learn more. You can also set up an appointment so the doctors at Active ChiroCare can determine if DTS Therapy is right for you.

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