Sciatica & Herniated Disc Treatment Options Available for the Dallas, TX, Area

Dallas Spinal Decompression Therapy using our DTS table is a safe and effective treatment designed to help relieve your nagging back, neck, or referred pain such as sciatica. Clinical studies of non-surgical spinal decompression therapy are reporting that a high percentage of patients show significant reduction of pain. A percentage reports the elimination of pain. Thousands of people across the country are enjoying the benefits of Spinal Decompression Therapy. We are eager to help you learn if you are a candidate for this treatment method.

Spinal Decompression Therapy using our DTS table is a safe and effective treatment for pain without the risks associated with surgery, anesthesia, infection, injections, or prescription medication. As you imagine, decompression therapy is rapidly gaining popularity due to the exceptional results treating chronic back pain without surgery. It was one of many new chiropractic technologies available.

DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy is an effective treatment for:

  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc Facet syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Post-surgical patients
  • Spinal Stenosis

Simply described, this method of treatment uses a therapeutic table that is connected to a computer, to electronically stretch and decompress your spinal structures. You rest on the table while a padded harness focuses the gentle force along your spinal column. This decompresses your spine specifically the intervertebral discs, joints and stretched your spinal muscles, the three structures that produce most of your pain. Prior to beginning treatments, we evaluate you to determine if you are a candidate. Your medical history, x-rays, CT/ MRI scans are carefully reviewed. If you are a candidate for therapy, an individual treatment plan is created for your specific needs. A typical plan may be between 10 to 30 treatments. It is important to complete your treatment plan and thus the full healing process even if you start to feel improvement early on. It is not uncommon to experience a significant reduction in pain early in your treatments. At the beginning of each session, you are fitted with a comfortable harness designed to offer optimal decompression, unloading due to distraction and positioning. You are fully clothed, and a specially trained technician will make sure that you are properly positioned for comfort, safety and effectiveness. The computer is programmed in accordance with your specific treatment plan, and your session commences. Additionally, you are in complete control and can shut down the treatment session at any time if discomfort should occur. During each session, you experience multiple cycles of treatment, which may take 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Each cycle takes between 3 to 5 minutes. The equipment is designed to apply precisely-controlled tension along the axis of your spinal column, creating decompression of the intervertebral discs. The process is fully automated and administered by a computer, which in turn is monitored by a technician. During the treatment cycles, you may feel some relief of the pressure in the area where your pain exists. During this time, your body is responding by flooding the area with valuable oxygen, blood, nutrients which help promote thenatural healing process of your body. Your treatments sessions are typically both comfortable and relaxing. At the end of your session, you will be ready to head home. Most patients benefit and enjoy their treatments. Schedule your initial exam today and find out if Spinal Disc Decompression can benefit you!

How Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Work?

Sports and Spine Therapy is pleased to provide the DTS Spinal Decompression System. Spinal Decompression Therapy is a revolutionary non-surgical treatment for low back and neck pain and disc herniations.

  • It is comfortable.
  • It is effective.
  • It is cost effective.
  • It is safe.

Spinal Decompression Therapy works by restoring proper function to an injured disc. This is done by producing a controlled, mechanical traction on the spine using our Triton DTS Decompression Table. During the pull phase, injured discs are gently stretched apart, producing a suction force inside the disc. This draws disc buldges and herniations back into the center of the disc along with oxygen, water, nutrients, and other healing substances. The end result is a strong, healthy, properly functioning disc in about 84% of the patients. Spinal Decompression Therapy is a lot like disc rehabilitation. Not only does decompression minimize disc bulges and herniations, but it also restores the proper nutrient supply to the disc. This allows the disc to regain its proper motion, and essentially proper nutrient supply. If the decompression is successful, the disc remains healthy even after the treatment is finished.

FAQ

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical, comfortable traction 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 isolated and placed under negative pressure, causing a vacuum 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 in growth of blood supply, secondarily stimulating a healing response. This results in pain reduction and proper healing at the injured site.

What machine is used for this purpose?
There are a number of spinal decompression machines presently used in the United States. After significant research, Impact Rehab & Wellness has chosen to use the Triton DTS machine manufactured by Chattanooga, Inc., the premier manufacturer of physical therapy machines.

Who can benefit from Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal decompression therapy is designed to unload the spinal disc. Any back pain or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression therapy. These conditions include herniated, protruding or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica or radiculopathy (pinched nerves).

Are there conditions where Spinal Decompression is not indicated? Spinal decompression therapy is usually not recommended for pregnant women, or patients who have severe osteoporosis, severe obesity or severe nerve damage. However, every patient is evaluated on an individual basis. Spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws and metal plates or cages) is also contraindicated. Surgery to the discs without fusion or fusion using bony replacement is not contraindicated.

How often do I take treatment sessions? How long does each session last?
Each session includes decompression therapy and spinal stabilization exercises and takes about 1 hour. Spinal decompression is usually performed 3-5 times a week for 15-20 sessions.

What are the results of Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Over 70% of patients have good pain relief. This success rate is similar to surgical results.

I have had spinal surgery, but continue to have pain. Can I try Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal decompression therapy can help some people with back pain after failed spinal surgery. It can be performed in most patients who have not been left with an unstable spine after surgery.

How can I be scheduled for Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Simply call our office at (214) 739-2225 and tell the receptionist that you are interested in decompression therapy. An initial consultation can usually be scheduled within 24 hours.