Until you experience a back injury, you have no real understanding of how debilitating it is. Virtually every movement uses one of the back or adjoining muscles. Back pain sufferers experience numbness, weakness, and reduced functioning of the limbs. Back pain interferes with work, sleep, and relaxation as well. If your injury progresses to the point where the disc material moves into spaces occupied by nerves, you are facing back surgery…well until now that is. With the inception of spinal decompression machines, patients now have a non- surgical option to relieve the nonstop pain they have been experiencing.
What Is Spinal Decompression?
Spinal decompression puts negative pressure on each disc to alleviate the pressure and pain associated with compressed discs. When a disc is compressed, the disc material moves from its place between each disc, into the space occupied by the sensitive nerves. When the nerves become crowded, the patient experiences great pain and pressure. This pain is not alleviated by even the strongest of pain medications. Many times, the condition warrants the use of highly addictive medications, such as morphine to mask the pain long enough to give the patient some relief. Long-term however, the risk for addiction increases, while the source of the pain is untreated.
Surgery attempts to treat the condition by shaving the part of the disc to create room for the material that is crowding the nerves. Spinal decompression eliminates the source of the pain, therefore eliminating the need for risky spine surgery and the subsequent months of down time post surgery.
What Is The Triton® DTSTM System?
The Triton® DTSTM system is an innovative technology that uses spinal decompression to treat various spinal conditions. It is being hailed as a state of the art alternative to invasive and risky back surgery. Triton® has developed their technology and has received FDA clearance for treatment of back pain. The Triton® DTSTM system is effective in treating herniated discs and degenerative disc disease. It has also shown to be effective in treating sciatica. It should be noted that not all patients are good candidates for the Triton® DTSTM system. Dr. John Ross will evaluate each patient independently.
The Triton® DTSTM system uses traction to slowly and gently elongate the spine to increase the intervertebral disc spaces. The process is precise, which eliminates the risk for additional injury. The machine is computer controlled and programmed by a trained professional.
The treatment usually takes two weeks of daily sessions, and then 3 weeks of 2-3 sessions. In several clinical trials of spinal decompression traction, 86% of the test subjects reported immediate resolution of their pain following treatment. Of those 86%, 90% reported lasting pain relief beyond 90 days. Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy has been studied and discussed in several academic and industry papers.
Spinal decompression (traction), the way at Ross Chiropractic Clinic, is covered by most insurance plans. However, if you do not have insurance, spinal decompression at Ross Chiropractic Clinic is the most affordable in the Chattanooga area. Do not let financial concerns prevent you from getting the benefits of spinal decompression, as it mainly avoids the risks and the side effects of spinal surgery. Call today to set up a free evaluation consultation to see if spinal decompression at Ross Chiropractic Clinic can help you!
- Project Briefs: Back Pain Patient Outcomes Assessment Team (BOAT). In MEDTEP Update, Vol. 1 Issue 1, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Rockville, MD, Summer 1994.
- Thomas A. Gionis, MD, JD, MBA, MHA, FICS, FRCS, Eric Groteke, DC, CCIC, Spinal Decompression, Orthopedic Technology Review Nov/Dec 2003, Vol. 5, No. 6