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Frequently Asked Questions
Is DTS Therapy Safe?
Is DTS Therapy new?
Why is DTS Therapy successful?
Why the need for exercises and other therapies?
Will my pain go away for good?
How much will it cost?
Can DTS Therapy help my pain?
How long will treatment take?
While “spinal decompression” sounds like something astronauts or deep sea divers might experience, in reality DTS therapy is one of the most gentle and comfortable therapies available.
- DTS treatments utilize equipment with a proven safety and efficacy track record.
- Most patients report a mild sense of stretching on their back or hips, and often fall asleep during treatment sessions.
- Each year over 50,000 patients are treated with DTS Therapy and that number is growing.
The DTS System is produced by the world’s largest manufacturer of hospital based rehabilitation equipment, with over 58 years of experience.
Learn more by visiting our DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy page.
Although traction therapy has been around for thousands of years, Decompressive Traction is relatively new.
Advances in equipment and procedures have dramatically improved its effectiveness.
The spinal decompression therapy knows as DTS is the most comprehensive program available, allowing the safe delivery of this previously hospital based therapy in the comfort of your chiropractor’s office.
Continual improvements in the delivery system and regular updates in protocol keep DTS in the forefront of non-invasive disc therapy.
DTS Therapy is a comprehensive program of the newest traction techniques and targeted “core” stabilization exercises along with biofeedback. DTS Therapy affects the disc as directly as possible without surgery.
In addition, we use other adjunctive therapies that have proven effectiveness in the treatment of back pain.
It is this multi-faceted approach that makes the overall use of DTS so effective.
Additionally, discs have been shown to be a predominate site of pain, so treating it as directly as possible makes sense. The blending of focused traction to the site, rehabilitation to the supporting structures, and overall strengthening of global musculature makes the treatment unique.
Along with treating the damage to your disc, we also need to treat the supporting spinal muscles.
- A complete program targeting the function of the stabilization muscles is a vital part of DTS therapy.
- Heat, muscle stimulation, Ultrasound, and cold laser therapy can offer an additional benefit for inflammation and spasm reduction.
Our hope is not only to help heal the disc but enhance muscle control and the support of your lower back. A gradual breakdown of foundational support is what puts undue stress on your discs and leads to pain and loss of function.
Exercise and adjunctive therapies assist in rehabilitating these structures.
At Ewer Specific Chiropractic, our experience is that most patients do find long-term relief or effective management of their pain when they complete the entire program of treatments.
Regular home exercise and periodic visits to our clinic help in maintaining your spinal health and reduce the probability of reoccurrence. As with any comprehensive rehabilitation program, your continued home care exercises and using discretion in daily activities are key to long-term relief.
The cost of office visits varies depending on the extent of care needed and which therapies are indicated, including DTS therapy, adjustments, cold laser therapy, muscle stimulation, ultrasound, massage, auriculotherapy, etc.
However, we promise to only recommend those procedures necessary for your fullest recovery.
You always have the choice as to the extent of care.
Our staff will review all costs, payment options, and insurance coverage up front. We want to help, and we understand that finances shouldn’t stand in the way of you and good health.
Though each patient is different and no doctor can guarantee success, the clinical results of this type of therapy have been effective in over 75% of patients treated.
Many back conditions are related to damaged discs and poor spinal muscle control. Spinal Decompression therapy addresses both of these core concerns.
The DTS System creates a controlled unloading of the vertebra to decrease disc pressure, thus increasing blood and nutrient exchange. This exchange of fluids is something the damaged disc desperately needs to help it heal from the inside out. Muscle strength, control and endurance can all be improved through the various facets of DTS therapy.
The length of your treatment depends on the extent of rehabilitation needed; however, we typically treat 3 times a week for 1 month, transitioning from passive to active treatments as you respond.
As you respond, your need for treatment is evaluated with every visit. Further treatments may be necessary or a reduced frequency may be recommended. The rehabilitative phase may include additional DTS Therapy treatments, with spinal adjustments to enhance the results.
Most patients are released from treatment after 8 weeks.