Spinal Decompression in Scottsdale, AZ
Dr. Glen Tanner D.C., utilizes the Triton Decompression System to provide relief to patients who are suffering from low back and neck pain due to disc related conditions including:
- Herniated Disc
- Degenerated disc
- Bulging disc
- Facet Syndrome
- Spinal Stenosis
What is Triton DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy?
DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy is FDA cleared and has a high success rate for pain associated with herniated or bulging discs, even after failed surgery. It is a non-surgical, traction based therapy for the relief of back and leg pain or neck and arm pain. During this procedure, by cycling through distraction and relaxation phases and by proper positioning, a spinal disc can be placed under negative pressure, causing a vacumm effect within it.
What can this vacuum effect do?
The vacuum effect accomplishes two things from a mechanical standpoint, disc material that has protruded or herniated outside the normal confines of the disc can be pulled back within the disc by the vacuum created within the disc. Also, the vacuum within the disc stimulates growth of blood supply, secondarily stimulating a healing response. This results in pain reduction and proper healing at the injured site.
How is Spinal Decompression Therapy different from regular traction?
The award winning Trion computer is the key. It controls the variations in the traction pull allowing for spinal decompression and eliminating muscle-guarding tat is typical in conventional traction devices. The preprogrammed patterns for ramping up and down the amount of axial distraction allows for higher levels of spinal decompression and disc rehydration.
Who can benefit from Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Anyone who has back pain or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression therapy. These conditions included herniated, protruding or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica or radiculopathy (pinched nerves).
Are there medical studies that document he effectiveness of Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Yes! One study documented by MRI up to 90% reduction of disc herniations in 10 of 14 cases and other studies reported that the majority of ruptured disc patients achieved "good" to "excellent" results after spinal decompression therapy.
Are there conditions where Spinal Decompression Therapy is not indicated?
Spinal Decompression therapy is not recommended for pregnant women, patients who have sever osteoporosis, severe obesity or severe nerve damage. Spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws, metal plates or "cages") is also contraindicated. However, spinal decompression therapy after bone fusion or non-fusion surgery, can be performed.
Are the sessions painful and how many will be needed?
In almost all cases, the treatments are completely painless. In fact, some patients fall asleep during the spinal decompression session. The specific treatment plan will be determined by your examination. Based on current research h, the best results have been achieved utilizing 10 sessions over a 6-week period.
Do most patients receive therapy and rehabilitative exercises in addition to Spinal Decompression Therapy?
To reduce inflammation and assist the healing process, supporting structures are treated with passive therapies (ice/heat/muscle stimulation), chiropractic adjustments (as indicated) and/or active rehabilitation in order to strengthen the spinal musculature.