Will DTS Therapy Treatments Hurt? Is It Safe?
DTS Therapy treatments are one of the most gentle and comfortable therapies available. Most patients report a mild sense of stretch on their neck, back or hips, and often fall asleep during treatment sessions.
Can DTS Therapy Help My Pain?
Though each patient is different and no Physiotherapist can guarantee success, the clinical results of this type of therapy have been effective in over 85% of patients treated.The common problems behind the majority of back conditions are damaged discs and poor spinal muscle control. Our treatment program address both of these core problems.
The DTS system creates a controlled unloading of the vertebra to decrease disc pressure thus increasing blood and nutrient exchange. This exchange of fluids is something the damaged disc desperately needs to help it heal from the inside out. (Muscle strength, control and endurance can all be improved with other facets of DTS Therapy that include specific controlled exercises.)
Will My Pain Go Away For Good?
Although it is always difficult to predict the future, our experience is that most patients do find long-term relief or effective management of their pain when they complete the entire program of treatments. Regular home exercise and periodic visits to our office will help maintain your spinal health and reduce the probability of re-occurrence. As with any comprehensive rehabilitation program your continued home care exercises and discretion in some daily activities is essential to your long-term relief.
Why is DTS Therapy More Successful Than Other Treatment Options?
DTS Therapy is a comprehensive program of the newest traction techniques and targeted “core” stabilization exercise with biofeedback. In addition, we provide other complementary treatments that have proven effectiveness in back care. It is this multidimensional approach that makes the Focus Physiotherapy treatment program so effective.
Additionally, discs have been shown to predominate the area of pain, so treating them as directly as possible is just common sense. Focused-traction to the site, rehabilitation of the supporting structures and overall strengthening of global musculature makes the treatment complete.
In short, DTS Therapy affects the disc as directly and beneficially as possible without invasive, possibly unneeded surgery.
Research points to the beneficial effects of traction because it gently reduces pressure on joint surfaces and discs allowing the body to regain its proper alignment. Traction therapy is a light, gentle stretch for soft tissue muscles and helps joints regain proper function. By stimulating sensory mechanoreceptors (the body’s pressure sensors) the Triton DTS® brings relief from many painful conditions.
The Eyerman study documented by MRI scan of up to 90% reduction of slipped disc (herniations) in 10 of 14 cases.
The Sealy-Bergmeyer study reported that 86% of slipped patients achieved “good” (50 – 89% improvement) to “excellent” (90 – 99% improvement) results after spinal decompression therapy.
The Gionis, Thomas study results showed that 86% of the 219 patients who completed the therapy reported immediate resolution of symptoms, while 84% remained pain – free 90 days post-treatment in 92% of the 219 patients, and remained intact in 89% of these patients 90 days after treatment.
MRI scan images of a patient with a L5/S1 disc herniation before and after DTS Traction Therapy.