Spinal Decompression is the standard of care for non-surgical treatment of sciatica, disc bulges and degenerative disc disease.
What is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal Decompression uses new advanced technology in the form of intermittent traction applied to a specific spinal region. The goal, through using a gentle pulling and releasing motion, is to create a small vacuum that pulls a disc bulge back into place, therefore relieving it’s irritation to the nerve root. Through this process the pressure on the nerve causing it to be “pinched” is relieved.
How Effective is Spinal Decompression?
Recent research studies have shown spinal decompression to be 86% effective for qualifying patients. Some of our patients notice pain relief within a couple of sessions. Others may begin to see improvement within the first couple of weeks. Of course, it can depend on the severity of the injury and how long the problem has been there.
Does Spinal Decompression Hurt?
The process is generally very comfortable and it is not uncommon for us to check on our patients while they are on decompression and find them snoring away. There may be a little mild discomfort upon standing following the first couple of sessions. This is similar to how you might feel some discomfort upon standing after sleeping in bed all night. This rarely occurs and when it does it’s generally only following the first couple of treatments. Many of our patients choose to bring an IPod with them to enjoy some relaxing music while on decompression.
DTS Spinal Decompression provides relief to severe back and neck pain sufferers by gently reducing the pressure within spinal discs. The bones of the spine are slowly and methodically separated using the state-of-the-art DTS Spinal Decompression Unit. As the vertebrae are separated pressure is slowly reduced within the disc (intradiscal pressure) until a vacuum is formed. This vacuum “sucks” the gelatinous center of the disc back inside thereby reducing the disc bulge or disc herniation. Significant disc bulge reduction removes pressure off the spinal nerves and drastically reduces pain and disability. This “sucking” vacuum also pulls much-needed oxygen, nutrients and fluid into injured and degenerated discs allowing the healing to begin.
The treatment motion is computer controlled to provide gentle and painless decompression of the injured spinal discs. Advanced DTS decompression techniques separate slowly and cycle between brief moments of pulling and relaxing (oscillation). This reduces protective muscle spasm that contributed to the poor success rate of outdated “traction” techniques. The DTS unit also incorporates advanced angulated elongation methods to target specific discs of the spine (for example: L5/S1 at the base of the spine). “Angulated Elongation” refers to the angle at which the healing decompression force is applied. This allows the treatment to rely less on brute force (separating multiple levels with high force) and more on finesse (using less decompressive force to focus on a single spinal segment) to rehabilitate individual spinal discs.
Therapy sessions typically last less than 20 minutes and most people feel pain relief with as few as 6-10 treatments. It is important to remember however, that pain subsiding does not infer that your discs and spine are healed, so it’s critical that patients stick with the treatment protocol prescribed by their practitioners in order to achieve the full value of the DTS Therapy.DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy is a pain-free alternative that has shown a very high rate of success at reducing and even eliminating back and neck pain altogether. If you suffer from chronic, debilitating, low back or neck pain, you owe it to yourself to call our office today to make an appointment to see if you’re a candidate for the DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy.