Spinal Decompression Treatment in Ooltewah, TN
Spinal decompression therapy is a procedure that is designed to help relieve pain caused by herniated discs, sciatica, arthritis, degenerative discs, and facet syndrome. This procedure helps elongate the vertebral column and allows blood and nutrients to flow back into the discs by creating negative pressure. This negative pressure can help to pull back disc material that has protruded because of disc herniation.
Our office uses the Triton® DTS, which the Chattanooga Group manufactures. This spinal decompression system is one of the most sophisticated in the world and can treat discs in both the neck and the low back.
To get started with your spinal decompression therapy, reach out to schedule a consultation with our doctor. Be sure to bring any X-rays and MRIs you have of the affected area. If you have never been diagnosed for your back pain, we can arrange x-rays, MRIs, and other diagnostic tools to help you gets a diagnosis that gets at the root of your problem.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Is Spinal Decompression Therapy Different From Regular Traction?
The computerized Triton® system is what makes all the difference and is what makes our system so unique. It controls all of the variations in the traction pull to eliminate the muscle guarding and tensing that is associated with regular traction. The preprogrammed patterns that our system uses create higher levels of spinal decompressions and disc rehydration.
What Type Of People Benefit From Spinal Decompression?
Anyone who is suffering from neck or back pain caused by a herniated or bulging disc, spinal stenosis, sciatica, or a pinched nerve can benefit from this procedure.
Is There Evidence To Support That Spinal Decompression Is Effective?
Yes, there have been studies on spinal decompression. In one study using MRI imaging, 10 out of 14 people experienced a 90% reduction in disc herniation. Many other studies that have been done show that patients experience significant results and alleviation of pain after spinal decompression therapy.
Are There People Who Should Avoid Spinal Decompression Surgery?
There are people for whom this procedure is not recommended. Pregnant women, patients who are severely obese, have osteoporosis, or have severe nerve injuries should all avoid spinal decompression. People who have also had any sort of spinal surgery where instrumentation such as screws or metal plates have been placed should avoid spinal decompression.
How Many Sessions Are Needed To See Results, And Are The Treatments Painful?
The treatments are usually painless, and in some cases, patients find it so relaxing that they fall asleep during the treatment. How many sessions a patient needs depends on the condition being treated. In general, most people find that 12 to 20 sessions are needed to experience lasting results.
Do most patients receive additional therapy after their spinal decompression treatment?
To aid in the healing process and in order to reduce inflammation, we may prescribe heat, ice, or a chiropractic adjustment. We may also prescribe a set of physical therapy exercises in order to strengthen the muscles around the spine.
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