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Do you have a herniated disc, multiple herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, facet syndrome, neck pain, back pain, numbness and tingling in the arms hands or legs? Is your doctor suggesting surgery, Pain Management, or Physical Therapy?
A lot of literature has often suggested traction therapy for these patients and often states high rates of success.
Recently, the largest manufacturer in traction therapy, Chattanooga Group, has made major improvements to this modality and has re-introduced their Triton Traction system with these improvements under the name of Triton DTS or Triton Decompressive Traction System to further improves results and reduces patient non compliance.
Research indicates the disc is responsible for a significant number of back, neck, arm and leg pain syndromes. External compressive forces increase the pressure within the disc causing the outer rings to weaken, bulge and even tear. If a disc bulge or herniation occurs, the fragments or bulging material can compress and irritate surrounding spinal nerves leading to numbness, tingling and pain.
How Does Decompression Therapy Work?
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical, traction based treatment that uses a computerized guided pulley system to cycle through distraction and relaxation phases to gently separate the bones of the spine. A specific spinal segment can be isolated and placed under a negative pressure gradient, causing a vacuum effect within the disc. The disc material that has protruded or herniated outside the normal confines of the disc can be pulled back within the disc, thus taking pressure off the surrounding pain sensitive nerves. In addition to relieving nerve irritation, decompression therapy increases circulation to the disc which stimulates healing within the injured tissues.
In fact, our system offers additional options that many of the other systems do not.In addition to lumbar traction, our system is also capable of cervical and extremity (carpal tunnel) decompression traction.
The Triton DTS System has innovations that may contribute to better outcomes (especially when combined with other rehabilitation modalities).Some of these innovations include:
How Long is a Typical Treatment?
A typical treatment session for decompression therapy is approximately 15 minutes depending on each patient's condition. In almost all cases, the treatments are completely painless. In fact, some patients fall asleep during their spinal decompression sessions.
Because most patients receive therapy before their treatment to relax the muscles and rehabilitation exercises afterwards, the total time spent in our office is approximately 45 minutes.
We have had positive results utilizing 12-17 treatment sessions over a 6-7 week period. Although treatment may last up to 7 weeks, many patients feel relief from their pain after only a few sessions.
We are very competitive with pricing and choose to pass the savings on to you. Save more than half of what other clinics are charging!
How do I Know if Decompression Therapy is for Right for me?
At Village Chiropractic Center, we want to make it easy. Call our office today and schedule your consultation with one of our doctors. During this consultation you will have the opportunity to ask questions about treatment protocols, procedures and candidate selection. Together, we will help you decide if you are ready to become a patient and start enjoying the benefits of spinal decompression therapy.