+ Disc Decompression Therapy
Disc Decompression Therapy, also known as DDT, is your answer for non-surgical, non-invasive relief for lower back pain, sciatica, pinched nerves, neck pain, and radiating pain down the arms with numbness and weakness. There is relief without having Surgery!
Avoid Surgery with DDT
If you could choose to rid yourself of debilitating pain, without having to have surgery…is there any reason you would not choose health over pain?
Anyone suffering with lower back pain, pinched nerve, sciatica, neck pain or the results of damaged or degenerative discs knows all too well how these conditions affect your quality of life. Many turn to surgery for relief but now there are alternative options to restore health and quality of life.
Gentle, Non-Invasive, Non-Surgical, State-of-the-art Disc Decompression Therapy (DDT) is your solution!
What is DDT?
DDT is Disc Decompression Therapy, a leading non-surgical alternative for disc related syndromes of the lumbar and cervical spine.
DDT utilizes simple, yet sophisticated equipment manufactured by the leading rehabilitation equipment manufacturer in the US and is one of the most popular decompression systems worldwide.
3 Phases of DTS Therapy
Phase I: The Treatment Begins
DTS Decompression Therapy is performed on a specially designed table typically in a face up position. Clinical consideration and your comfort are used in deciding which position will be best for you. We may begin in one position but in later sessions it may be necessary to change positions. You will remain fully dressed during the treatment though we recommend wearing loose fitting clothing and typically not skirts or dresses. You will be comfortably positioned on the table and fitted with a wrap-around harness. This restrain is what allows the unloading of the spine and discs by the traction motor. Your position on the table, the harness, and angle of the gentle distraction allows for accurate and focused treatment to the affected disc.
The computer controlled traction device is programmed to deliver a gentle stretching force to the spinal vertebra. This force is delivered directly to the harness system. The DTS system applies the gentle force then releases it approximately every minute throughout the session. The total treatment time is usually less than 18 minutes and often just 10 minutes initially. Most patients report simply feeling a subtle and gentle stretching at their lower back or around their hips. Since DTS Therapy is a comfort-based procedure, patients usually report a sense of relief and relaxation during the session. Many patients even fall to sleep.
What to Expect with DDT
Although most patients report dramatic reduction of their pain within as few as five treatments, an injured spinal disc needs time to heal. This is why we urge you to be regular with your prescribed treatments and office visits. Research shows to completely heal some discs a regular program of home exercises, prescribed by your doctor will need to be followed.
Phase II: Stabilization
After we have the pain under control, our goal is to Rehabilitate.
Most patients feel significant pain reduction in as few as five DTS Therapy treatments. That however does not mean the healing process is complete, or that your pain won’t return. During Phase II of your DDT Therapy treatments, our office will prescribe a series of rehabilitative measures in order to more fully heal your discs, and keep the pain from returning.
Phase III: Support System
During Phase III, we’ll structure an in-office and home-based exercise program complete with nutritional recommendations that will enable all systems to work optimally together. We will address the physical, nutritional and emotional aspects of good health.
Our goal is to bring the individual back to full health. And exercise is specifically needed for the spinal health.
Regular and consistent home based exercise is one of the keys to long-term relief. We have found through experience the simple home-based exercises we prescribe are most effective.