DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy
What is spinal decompression therapy?
DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical treatment for low back and neck pain caused by disc-related syndromes of the lumbar and cervical spine.
How does spinal decompression therapy work?
Instead of worrying about the risks associated with anesthesia, infection, injections and surgery, simply rest on the DTS table while the decompression therapy gently stretches your spine, relieving pressure from the discs, joints and muscular tissue while enhancing your body’s natural healing process.
This method of treatment restores proper function to injured discs by creating a controlled, mechanical traction on the spine. During the pull phase, the injured discs are gently stretched apart. Your body responds to the stretching by flooding the area with valuable oxygen, blood and nutrients, which help promote the natural healing process.
As the injured discs are stretched apart, a suction force inside the disc is produced. This draws disc bulges and herniations back into the center of the disc, along with the oxygen, water and nutrients. This may relieve some of the pressure in the problem area where your pain was previously concentrated.
What conditions can be treated by spinal decompression therapy?
- Back or neck pain
- Bulging or herniated disks
- Degenerative disk disease
- Posterior facet syndrome (worn spinal joints)
- Radiculopathy (injured or diseased spinal nerve roots)
- Sciatica (pain, weakness or tingling that extends down the leg)
How long does it take?
The number of sessions required varies with each patient, typically falling between 10 to 30 treatments, with each session lasting less than 20 minutes. During each session, you will experience several cycles of stretch and relaxation, which graduates to a peak over several minutes. Many patients feel pain relief with as few as 8 to 10 treatments; however, it is important to remember that decreased pain does not mean your discs and spine are healed. It is vital for you complete your individual treatment plan so you will benefit from the full healing process.