At Aldrich Chiropractic Center, we utilize the state of the art Chattanooga Spinal Decompression therapy table called the Triton DTS. It is a computerized controlled traction device that is programmed to deliver gentle stretching force to the spinal vertebra of either the Lumbar (lower back) or Cervical ( neck) spine. The gentle stretching and relaxing of the spine fosters a phenomenon called ‘imbibition’. In the simplest of terms, this is the way a normal disc gets nutrition and hydration. This pumping action promotes nutrition intake into the discs, something often lost in damaged and degenerative disc conditions. In healthy discs, imbibition occurs naturally with daily motions and body positions and accounts for the increase of disc thickness in the morning and the decrease in disc size at night.
A disc with poor imbibition , fewer nutrients and less hydration, is more likely to become injured and painful. Stretching, or tractioning the spine in a controlled, comfortable manner can help re-establish a more normal imbibition. This traction therapy can re-supply the disc with nutrients and blood that help the disc heal from the inside out. This approach works the same way with disc bulges, protrusions and herniations.
Effective for many Spinal Conditions: Anyone who has back, neck, arm, or leg pain and numbness caused by a degenerated or damaged disc may be significantly helped by spinal decompression. These conditions include Herniated discs, Bulging discs, Spinal Stenosis, Sciatica, Facet Syndrome, Spondylosis, and even Failed Spinal Surgery Syndrome.
In almost all cases, the treamtments are completely painless. In fact, many people fall asleep during the spinal decompression therapy. The number of treatments needed will be based on your specific type of spinal condition, age, and overall health status.
We encourage you to try spinal decompression long before you consider any spinal surgery. We have several local Neurosurgeons who refer patients to us due to this highly effective and safe procedure.