Various forms of traction have been around for years. However, pain relief has been inconstant and short-lived. In fact, several clinical studies have shown traction to be an ineffective form of back and neck pain relief. The reason is unexpected, but pretty simple. Our bodies react to the static unloading of the spine by contracting or squeezing the muscles surrounding the spine. Rather than achieving the desired effect of unloading the spine, the pressure on the spine actually increased, thus increasing the intradiscal pressure. This does NOT allow the discs to rehydrate and heal, which is what ultimately yields pain relief.
Spinal Decompression, on the other hand, is a modified, updated form of traction. Computer technology is used to control the variations in the unloading of the spine, effectively avoiding the body’s muscle contraction response.
This FDA-cleared technology relieves pain through a form of traction, with spinal decompression the desired result.
DTS provides TDC – Intervertebral Traction Decompression – Therapy that targets specific segments of pathology and thus can isolate treatment to the specific area. The goal of both the technology and the physician is to work with the body’s natural healing powers toward enlarging the space between the discs. Decompression releases pressure that builds on disc and nerves, eventually allowing the herniation and bulging disc to return to its normal position.
Decompression is the treatment that is truly most effective for severe cases of Herniation, degeneration, arthritis, stenosis and pressure on the nerve root. Of course, there are no guarantees for decompression but there are no guarantees for surgery or any invasive procedure. Dr. Timothy Kremchek, one of the world’s leading orthopedic surgeons, recommends Disc Force prior to surgery or injections. With decompression, the cost is significantly less than surgery, and the chance of hospital infection is absent.
How It Works
Our chiropractic physicians induce a computer controlled decompressing force to the damaged or degenerated area creating a negative pressure within the disc itself. This negative pressure or vacuum causes a pressure gradient favorable for fluid transfer from the external disc to the internal disc resulting in an increase height of the disc and return to a more normal shape of the disc. This increased height and shaping can lessen the pressure on the spinal cord and its nerves in the affected area, resulting in better nerve function, less pain and greater mobility.
This treatment is followed by ultrasound therapy as well as several other modalities. Depending on the tissue damage, severity of the condition and the size of the damaged area, people usually need a series of treatments to improve. There is usually no down time, and people can go back to their usual activities or work immediately. The treatment can help most musculoskeletal problems such as chronic neck and chronic back problems, whiplash, sciatica and degeneration caused by injury or simply aging.
We specialize in the realignment of the human spine and disc reconditioning. We are one of the most modern facilities in Southern California, not only in equipment, but modern in patient care.