Decompression Therapy FAQs
Is DTS Therapy safe?
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.
Is DTS Therapy new?
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.
Why is DTS Therapy successful?
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.
Why the need for exercises and other therapies?
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.