Spinal Decompression Therapy – Nonsurgical Noninvasive Treatment for Pain

Apparatus for treatment of the spine columnSpinal decompression therapy uses innovative technology to provide effective pain relief with none of the hazards commonly associated with surgery, prescription medication or other invasive treatments. Spinal decompression has grown in popularity as many people suffering from sciatica, herniated or bulging discs and even, migraine headaches have found relief and restoration thanks to this breakthrough in therapeutic technology.

This therapy provides pain relief by relieving pressure between the intervertebral discs in the spinal column. Because the spinal column plays such an important role in the nervous system and skeletal structure, many discomforts can be remedied by addressing the condition of this important part of the body.

It is common that patients will feel slight discomfort at the onset of the treatment, especially in the affected area such as a herniated disk for example. This is because the decompression process is working. As pressure is relieved from the between individual discs, this space is filled with oxygen-rich fluids and nutrients that will begin to restore the sensitive gaps between the spinal discs.

This is all made possible the design of the DTS, or decompression traction system, a device used by practitioners to provide pain relief through spinal decompression. Patients suffering from pain associated with the spinal column are first put through a series of tests to ascertain their spinal condition and whether or not decompression is required to address the discomfort.

These tests should include a thorough revision of your medical history, but may also include x-rays and CT/MRI scans. This will help your doctor to plan a course of action that will address your needs specifically. Typically, a plan of treatment consists of 10 to 30 sessions of decompression because the success or failure of the treatment depends on the total effect of each planned session,it is essential that each session is completed.

The therapy using decompression involves the use of a specialized table connected to a computer that will monitor and control the application of forces that gently relieve the pressure on your intervertebral discs. The patient is secured in a padded harness that fits snuggly around the patient’s torso and pelvis and mechanical forces apply the force that decompresses the spinal column.

A patient undergoing spinal decompression therapy will begin their session by lying down on the DTS’s padded table. There is no need to undress for this procedure. You may lie down on the DTS fully clothed. A qualified technician will be on hand to help fasten you into the DTS’s harness and explain to you the details of the treatment you are about to receive.

The computer will administer the treatment in accordance with the treatment plan. This is made possible by a state of the art program that applies the treatment in accordance with a logarithmic curve developed from the individual patient’s treatment plan. The patient on the DTS is also in complete control of the device and can shut it down at any time they feel discomfort.