Spinal Decompression

Our office offers the latest cutting edge technology in the non-surgical treatment of serious chronic low back, neck and sciatica.

The FDA cleared Spinal Decompression technology for the the treatment of:

  • back pain
  •  sciatica
  •  herniated/and or bulging discs
  • degenerative disc disease/arthritis
  • spinal stenosis
  • relapse or failure following surgery

If you suffer from low back pain and/or leg pain due to herniated discs, facet syndrome, an old laminectomy, or stenosis and have not gotten positive results with surgery, drugs, chiropractic adjustments, or physical therapy exercises, non-surgical spinal decompression is an exciting new procedure that is offering hope to many!

Discs are strong ligaments that hold spinal vertebrae together. A spinal disc consists of an outer, multiple-ringed layer (like an onion) that encases an inner, jelly-like material called the nucleus pulposus. A herniated disc, or disc bulge occurs when the nucleus pulposus breaks through the outer layer and gravitates to the edge, which is embedded with tiny nerve endings. This is why herniated discs can be very painful, especially with certain movements like bending backwards or to one side. If the bulge presses against a spinal nerve root, it can also refer pain and/or numbness down the same side buttock and leg, a condition known as sciatica or lumbar disc radiculopathy. Disc herniations can occur from a single trauma like lifting a heavy object; or they can occur gradually with no apparent cause. Over time, the internal pressure of the disc increases, making it difficult for blood and nutrients to enter and nourish the disc. Think of squeezing a sponge, and then placing it under water while maintaining your grip– no water can enter the sponge, due to the pressure. If a disc cannot hydrate itself, it gets progressively weaker, allowing more of the nucleus to bulge outwards.

Non-surgical Spinal Decompression reverses this condition by essentially “pumping” nutrients and fluids back into the weakened disc so that it can heal, permanently. It is safe, comfortable, and best of all, does not require surgery!

In the past, patients suffering from disc/spinal problems weren’t given many options besides steroid injections, physical therapy or invasive spinal surgery. There were few options for conservative management that showed great, lasting results, until now. A team of top physicians and medical engineers developed spinal decompression as a non-surgical solution to effectively treating low back and neck pain.

DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy, a traction based procedure, is one of the leading long-term treatment options for treating low back (Lumbar) and cervical neck problems.

Often, the pain in your back or neck is due to a bulging or herniated condition of one or more of the discs that act as a sort of shock absorber or cushion in between the vertebrae that make up your spinal column. When your disc(s) bulge, are herniated, or simply wear out, the disc can press or pinch against a sensitive nerve, the result of which can be VERY painful.

Over time, your body suffers from the wear and tear of daily living, as well as the overall effects of gravity. Spinal decompression therapy helps to create a negative pressure in your disc (decompression). Decompression is the result of proper positioning and tractioning of your spinal column.