Spinal Decompression Therapy

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What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy is a type of motorized traction that may help relieve back pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. That changes the force and position of the spine. This change takes pressure off the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. This in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal.

Pain in the arms and legs and the neck and lower back areas can result from a number of factors. A large number of cases stem from spinal disk injury. The decompression traction system, or DTS, represents the latest in chiropractic care that can help allay these annoying pains.
The disk is a flat mass of tissue that is wedged between each vertebra of the spinal column. It serves as a sort of “shock absorber” when the spine stretches and bends. Strain on the spine can result in a herniation, better known as a slipped disk. The 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 the various elements of the column through the exertion of a pulling force, allowing for a more natural healing of the affected area. However, this technique could represent a hazard to patients with other health conditions, including 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 the problems associated with conventional techniques. A computer gives the operator greater control in exerting the load on the spine, which in turn prevents the body from reacting to the force through muscle spasms. The system can in effect 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 times it has to be repeated. Decompression is also enhanced by the split table design that is part of the DTS system. The accuracy of the system allows for the targeting of the 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, including sciatica and spinal stenosis. Those with such problems should consult with a chiropractor to determine whether DTS therapy is the answer to their aches and pains.

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

Spinal Decompression is a non-surgical traction based treatment effective for:

  • 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


  • 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 to learn more, or to set up an appointment so that the doctors at Active ChiroCare can determine if DTS Therapy is right for you.

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