Spinal Decompression

At Rite Medical Clinic Urgent Care, we have been utilizing the Triton Decompression System for the past two years providing relief to patients who are suffering from low back and neck pain due to disc related conditions as follow:

  •  Protruding discs
  •  Bulging discs
  •  Herniated discs
  •  Degenerative Disc Disease
  •  Posterior Facet Syndrome
  •  Acute Facet problems
  •  Radicular pain
  •  Prolapsed discs
  •  Spinal root impingement
  •  Spinal Stenosis
  •  Hypomobility
  •  Degenerative Joint Disease
  •  Facet Syndrome
  •  Compression Fractures
  •  Joint Pain
  •  Discogenic Pain

Clinical Benefits of Spinal Decompression

Research points to the beneficial effects of traction because it can distract joint surfaces, reduce protrusions of nuclear discal material, stretch soft-tissue muscles and mobilize joints. These effects provide many patients with pain relief from spinal dysfunction. The stimulation of sensory mechanoreceptors that occurs with the application of traction may also gate pain transmission.

What is Triton DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy?

DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy is FDA cleared and has a high success rate for pain associated with herniated or bulging discs…even after a failed surgery. It is a non-surgical, traction based 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 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 vacuum created within the disc. Also, the vacuum within the disc stimulates growth of blood supply, secondarily stimulating a healing response. This results in pain reduction and proper healing at the injured site.

How is Spinal Decompression Therapy different from regular traction?

The award winning Trion computer is the key. It controls the variations in the traction pull allowing for spinal decompression and eliminating muscle-guarding tat is typical in conventional traction devices. The preprogrammed patterns for ramping up and down the amount of axial distraction allows for higher levels of spinal decompression and disc rehydration

Who can benefit from Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Anyone who has back pain or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression therapy. These conditions included herniated, protruding or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica or radiculopathy (pinched nerves).

Are there medical studies that document effectiveness of Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Yes! One study documented by MRI up to 90% reduction of disc herniations in 10 of 14 cases and other studies reported that the majority of ruptured disc patients achieved “good” to “excellent” results after spinal decompression therapy

Are the sessions painful and how many will be needed?

In almost all cases, the treatments are completely painless. In fact, some patients fall asleep during the spinal decompression session. The specific treatment plan will be determined by your examination. Based on current research, the best results have been achieved utilizing 10 sessions over a 6-week period.

Are there conditions where Spinal Decompression Therapy is not indicated?

Spinal Decompression therapy is not recommended for pregnant women, patients who have severe osteoporosis, severe obesity or severe nerve damage. Spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws, metal plates or “cages”) is also contraindicated. However, spinal decompression therapy after bone fusion or non-fusion surgery, can be performed.


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