What is a spinal disc?
The spinal disc is a cushion that sits between each vertabrae of the spine and serves as a shock absorber. This spinal disc becomes more rigid with age. In a young individual, the disc is soft and elastic, but like so many other structures in the body, the disc gradually looses its elasticity and is more likely to be injured.
What is a herniated disc?
When the inner material of the disc ruptures out from the annulus; that is considered a herniated disc. The fragments of the disc material can press on the nerve roots near the disc space. This can cause pain, weakness, numbness, or changes in sensation.
How can a herniated disc be treated?
Herniated discs can be treated with Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy.
What is Spinal Decompression?
DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy technology is designed with clinical consideration and your comfort of mind. You will be in a comfortable position and remained fully dressed during the treatment. Once comfortable, the DTS computer-controlled traction device is programmed to deliver a gentle stretchingforce to the spinal vertebra. This force is delivered directly to a harness system. The DTS system applies the gentle force, then releases it approximately every minute throughout the session. DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy helps with herniated or bulging discs and requires no surgery or medication to get relief of pain in the back, leg, neck or arm.
What does it do?
Imbibing the discs. The gentle stretching and relaxing of the spine fosters a phenomenon called “imbition”. In the simplest terms, this is the way a normal disc gets nutrition. This pumping action promotes nutrition intake to the discs, something often lost in damage and degenerative disc conditions. In healthy discs, imbition occurs naturally with daily motions and body positions and accounts for the increase of disc thickness in the morning and decrease at night.
A disc with poor imbition, few nutrients, and lack of hydration is more likely to become injured and painful. Stretching, or tractioning of the spine in a controlled, comfortable manner can help re-establish normal imbitions. This can re-supply the disc with nutrients and blood that can help the disc to heal from the inside-out. Also, the dramatic decrease of pressure in the disc (decompression) can foster the drawing in of a bulge and help take pressure off a “pinched” spinal nerve.
Is The Spinal Decompression Therapy painful?
The therapy is a painless procedure. Most patients report simply feeling subtle and gentle stretching. DTS Therapy is a comfort-based procedure and patients usually report a sense of relief and relaxation during the session.