Decompression Therapy

What is decompression therapy?

Decompression therapy also known as Traction therapy aims to reduce pressure on spinal nerve roots by creating more space in areas such as the spine or knees. This can help alleviate pain caused by slipped discs or misaligned joints.

Mechanical traction is a form of spinal therapy that physically widen spaces where the spinal nerve roots run thereby reducing nerve compression. This is usually carried out by physiotherapist or chiropractors.

Another method of decompression therapy is the use of traction devices, also known as nonsurgical spinal decompression (NSD) therapy. These devices offer a more advanced form of mechanical traction through computerized feedback mechanisms, allowing for segmental distraction and decompression of the spinal nerve roots.

decompression therapy at quality life physio, brampton

At Quality life physio at Brampton location, we use state of the art Chattanooga DTS Decompression Traction System. The DTS Decompression Therapy System features a newly engineered spine therapy table, state-of-the-art Triton DTS Traction Unit with treatment parameters that mimic hands-on therapy, and easy-to-use QuikWrap belting system. The system is further accessorized with a cervical traction attachment, bolster set and wedge.

What conditions are treated by decompression therapy?

Decompression helps in following conditions

DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy is a pain-free alternative that has shown a very high rate of success at reducing or even eliminating back and neck pain.

It helps in following conditions:

  • Protruding discs 
  • Spinal root impingement
  • Bulging discs 
  • Hypomobility
  • Herniated discs 
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Degenerative disc disease 
  • Facet syndrome
  • Posterior facet syndrome 
  • Compressions fracture
  • Acute facet problems 
  • Joint pain
  • Radicular pain 
  • Discogenic pain
  • Prolapsed discs 

Will Decompression Therapy Treatments Hurt?

Decompression Therapy treatments with DTS system are one of the most gentle and comfortable therapies available. Most patients report a mild sense of stretch on their neck, back or hips, and often fall asleep during treatment sessions.

How much time does it take?

Decompression Therapy sessions typically last less than 20 minutes and most patients feel pain relief with as few as 6-10 treatments. It is important to remember however, that pain subsiding does not infer that your discs and spine are healed, so it’s critical that patients stick with the treatment protocol prescribed by their practitioners in order to achieve the full value of DTS Therapy.

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