We are dedicated to offering our patients the most state-of-the-art therapies for pain treatment of the neck and low back, pinched nerves, sciatica and bulging or degenerative disc diseases. DTS (Decompressive Traction System) Spinal Decompression Therapy is one of the most progressive, non-surgical and pain-free options. Please call us today to see if DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy is the right choice for you!
After thoroughly researching a great number of spinal decompression machines that are available throughout the country Highland Park Chiropractic has chosen the Triton DTS machine that is manufactured by Chattanooga, Inc., considered by many as the premier manufacturer of physical therapy machines.
DTS Therapy gently stretches your spine, relieving pressure from joints, discs and muscular tissues, while enhancing your body’s natural healing processes. The distractive forces of the Triton DTS creates decompression to improve the flow of blood and the exchanging of nutrients to the injured area.
You must be 100% comfortable to achieve the ultimate goal of complete rehabilitation of your discs and spine. Unlike any other decompression device, the Triton DTS has several positioning options to allow for comfort and safety during DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy. During DTS Therapy, you will experience multiple cycles of stretch and relaxation, that gradually increases over a period of several minutes.
DTS Therapy sessions are usually less than 20 minutes in length and many patients notice pain relief in as few as 6-10 treatments. However, it is important to note that pain subsiding does not infer that your spine and discs are healed, so it is critical to continue the treatment protocol prescribed by their practitioners in order to achieve the complete value of the Therapy.
DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy is a pain-free option that has documented an extremely high rate of success in reducing or even eliminating neck and back pain. If you are one of the millions who suffer from debilitating, chronic neck and low back pain, you truly owe it to yourself to make an appointment with our office today to find out if you are a candidate for DTS Spinal Compression Therapy.
DTS Therapy is performed on a specially manufactured table in either a face up or down position. Your comfort and clinical consideration are used to determine the best position for you. Positions can be altered in later sessions when necessary. We recommend wearing loose fitting clothes, and removal of belts and objects from your pockets, as you will remain fully dressed during treatment.
You will be positioned on the table to your comfort and fitted with a wrap-around harness. This restraint device allows the unloading of the discs and spine by the traction motor. The harness, your table position and the angle of gentle distraction allows for focused and accurate treatment to the affected disc. Once you are situated comfortably on the DTS the computer controlled traction is programmed to deliver a gentle stretching force to the spinal vertebra which is delivered directly to the harness system. The DTS System applies the gentle force and then releases it about every 60 seconds throughout your session. Total treatment time is usually 10 minutes initially, graduating to less then 18 minutes as you progress. Most patients state that they feel a subtle stretching around their hips and at at their lower back. Since DTS Therapy is a comfort-based procedure, patients usually report a feeling of relaxation and relief during their sessions. A great number of patients even fall asleep during DTS Therapy.
The gentle stretching and relaxing of the spine fosters a phenomenon called "imbibition." In the simplest of terms, this is the way a normal disc gets nutrition. This pumping action promotes nutrition intake into the discs, something often lost in damaged and degenerative disc conditions. In healthy discs, imbibition occurs naturally with daily motions and body positions and accounts for the increase of disc thickness in the morning and decrease at night. A disc with poor imbibition, fewer nutrients and hydration, is more likely to become injured and painful. Stretching, or tractioning the spine in a controlled, comfortable manner can help re-establish a more normal imbibition. This can re-supply the disc with nutrients and blood contact that help the disc heal from inside out. Also the dramatic decrease of pressure in the disc (decompression) can foster the drawing in of a bulge and help take pressure off a "pinched" spinal nerve.