I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE every patient with a disc problem to investigate this new technique. Until you experience a back injury, you have no real understanding of how debilitating it is. Virtually every movement uses one of the back or adjoining muscles. Back pain sufferers experience numbness, weakness, and reduced functioning of the limbs. Back pain interferes with work, sleep, and relaxation as well. If your injury progresses to the point where the disc material moves into spaces occupied by nerves, you are facing back surgery…well until now that is. With the inception of the and the Triton DTS 600 spinal decompression machine, patients now have a non- surgical option to relieve the nonstop pain they have been experiencing.
The technology today appears to be a dream come true for those who suffer with compressed disks. Some may say that it is too good to be true, but research indicates that 92% patients report overall improvement; of these, 5% improved 25-50%; 17% improved 50-75%; 70% improved 75-100%. (Gose, Naguszewski & Naguszewski , The Journal of Neurological Research, Volume 20)
Decompression is a treatment that alleviates lumbar and cervical disc pain. But is it therapy or traction?
“The FDA defines decompression as ‘unweighting due to distraction and position,’” said Collins (The Saunders Group). “Essentially a decompressive effect occurs when sufficient traction force is delivered. [We] follow the FDA’s lead in defining decompression therapy.”
Peetros (Chattanooga Group), stated, “Decompression is not a therapy, “but a hopeful outcome of properly applied and executed axial traction.”
Dixon (Axiom Worldwide), however, said, “Decompression therapy is not traction. Traction has been in use for a very long time with no documented clinical efficacy, because traction creates distractive forces throughout the entire spine by utilizing a linear pull. A linear pull elicits a proprioceptor response in the body, which prevents the traction device from opening up the intradiscal space enough to create a significant amount of negative intradiscal pressure.”
Dixon says that decompression isolates the distraction forces to a specific motor unit of the spine and affects a specific disc level. When this is done on a logarithmic curve, the pull avoids the body’s proprioceptor response, allowing the intradiscal space to be opened for intradiscal pressure to occur. “The result is that pressure is relieved on the anatomical structures that may be causing back pain,” he said.
As more people are experiencing relief and full recovery using the technology available, this dream becomes a reality.If you have tried with chiropractic manipulations, physical therapy, drugs, and do not want to assume the risks associated with back surgery, then spinal decompression is the next logical choice.