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Spinal Decompression Therapy FAQ

Will Decompression Therapy Hurt? Is it Safe?

Today, thanks to the technology and our integrated rehab and strengthening approach, almost 8 out 10 patients find lasting relief from their chronic neck and back pain.

No other clinic in the area offers the comprehensive and integrated care under one roof. They all have installed various decompression devices, but no one can match the state of the art rehab equipment that we utilize. We are proud to have over 5000 square feet of rehab equipment for your use. The rehab and strengthening program on the back end of the decompression treatment is unmatchable.

  • DTS Therapy treatments are one of the most gentle and comfortable therapies available. The treatments utilize equipment with proven safety and efficacy.
  • Most patients report a mild sense of stretch on their back and hips, and often fall asleep during treatment sessions.
  • The DTS system is produced by the world's largest manufacturer of hospital based rehabilitation equipment, with over 58 years experience.

Is DTS Therapy New?

Although traction therapy has been around for a thousand years, Decompressive Traction is relatively new. Advances in equipment and procedures have dramatically improved effectiveness. DTS Therapy is the most comprehensive program available, allowing the safe delivery of this previously based hospital based therapy in our office. Continual improvements in the delivery system and regular updates in protocol keep the DTS in the forefront of non-invasive disc therapy. Each year 50,000 patients are treated with DTS Therapy and that number is growing.

Why is DTS Therapy More Successful Than Other Treatment Options?

DTS Therapy is comprehensive program of the newest traction techniques are targeted "core" stabilization exercises with Biofeedback. In addition we use other adjunctive treatments that have proven effectiveness in back care. It is this multi - faceted approach that makes the overall treatment effective.

Additionally, discs have been shown to be a predominate site of pain, so treating it directly as possible makes sense. The blending of the focused traction site, rehabilitation to the supporting structures, and overall strengthening of global musculature makes the treatment unique. DTS Therapy affects the disc as directly as possible without surgery.

Why The Need For Other Exercises and Other Therapies?


Along with the damage in the disc we also need to treat 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 additional benefit for inflammation and spasm reduction.

Our hope is not only to heal the disc but enhance muscle control and support of the low back. A gradual breakdown of the foundational support of your back is what puts undue stresses on the discs and leads to pain and loss of function. Exercise and adjunctive therapies will assist in rehablilting these structures.

Will my Pain go away for good?

Although it is difficult to predict the future our experience is the most patients do find long term relief or effective management of their pain when they complete the entire program of treatments. Regular home exercises and periodic visits to our clinic will help in maintaining your spinal health and reduce the probability of reoccurrence. As with any comprehensive rehabilitation program your continued home care exercises and discretion in some daily activities is key to long term relief.

How Much Will It Cost?

Our office visits vary as to the extent of care needed, (DTS Therapy, adjustments, cold laser therapy, muscle stimulation, ultrasound, massage, etc.). However we promise to only do 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 insurance coverage up front. We want to help, and believe finances shouldn't stand in the way of your good health.

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