AXIAL SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY
DTS Spinal Decompression therapy is a safe, non surgical therapy developed to relieve the pai associated with bulging, herniated, ruptured, or degenerative discs, sciatica, posterior facet syndrome, chronic spinal dysfunction and pinched nerves!
Spinal Decompression, is a modified, updated form of traction. Computer technology is used to control the variations in the unloading of the spine, effectively avoiding the body’s muscle contraction response.
Our chiropractic physicians induce a computer controlled decompressing force to the damaged or degenerated area creating a negative pressure within the disc itself, this negative pressure or vacuum causes a pressure gradient favorable for fluid transfer from the external disc to the internal disc resulting in an increase height of the disc and return to a more normal shape of the disc. This increased height and shaping can lessen the pressure on the spinal cord and its nerves in the affected area, resulting in better nerve function, less pain, and greater mobility. This treatment can be followed by several other modalities performed onsite, including specific individual exercises, in order to accelerate the process. Depending on the tissue damage, severity of the condition, and the size of the damaged area people usually need a series of treatments to improve. There is usually no down time, and people can go back to there usual activities or work immediately. The treatment can help most musculoskeletal problems such as chronic neck and chronic back problems, whiplash, sciatica, and degeneration caused by injury or aging. Here, we specialize in the realignment of the human spine and disc reconditioning and have had great success thus far with patients who have undergone decompression therapy.
IS DECOMPRESSION THERAPY THE SAME AS TRACTION? NO!
Various forms of traction have been around for years; however, pain relief has been inconsistent and short-lived. In fact, several clinical studies have shown traction to be an ineffective form of back and neck pain relief. Our bodies react to the static unloading of the spine by contracting, or squeezing, the muscles surrounding the spine. Rather than achieving the desired effect of unloading the spine, the pressure on the spine actually increases, thus increasing the intradiscal pressure. This does NOT allow the discs to rehydrate and heal, which is what ultimately yields pain relief.
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"I struggled with severe low back pain with tingling into both of my legs. I couldn't work or even manage to walk without the pain stopping me. Since surgery wasn't something I wanted to do as I did not want the risk nor the recovery time. So, I decided to try out Decompression Therapy at Creekwood. It took a while at first to notice any changes but after going through the whole treatment plan I no longer experience the pain down my legs and I was able to continue to work with no down/recovery time! I am so thankful for Creekwood Chiropractic [West Point] introducing me to decompression therapy"
- J. Campbell - With us since 2015
The Journal of Medicine
“Prospective Evaluation of the Efficacy of Spinal Decompression via the DRX9000 for Chronic Low Back Pain.” The Journal of Medicine Sept. 2008. Print & Digital
Twenty patients presenting low back pain averaging approximately 5 years in duration were prospectively enrolled in a 6-week course of 20 motorized spinal decompression treatments via the DRX9000™ (Axiom Worldwide, Tampa, Fla). Two patients withdrew for protocol violations. For the remaining 18 patients, the baseline median verbal pain intensity score on an 11-point scale (0 = no pain; 10 = worst possible pain) decreased from 7 (25th to 75th percentile = 5–7) to 0 (25th to 75th percentile = 0–1) at study conclusion at Week 6 (P < .0001). No device related adverse events occurred. Overall, 16 of 18 patients reported clinically significant pain improvement after the non-invasive spinal decompression.
Study conducted by: John B. Leslie, MD, MBA;1 Joseph V. Pergolizzi, MD;2 Alex Macario, MD, MBA;3 Christian C. Apfel, MD, PhD;4 Darren Clair, MD;5 Charlotte Richmond, PhD;6 Frank Florio, DC;7 Martin Auster, MD, MBA8
From the 1Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona; the 2Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; the 3Departments of Anesthesia and Health Research and Policy, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California; 4Clinical Research Consultants LLC, San Francisco, California; 5Vibrance Medical Group, Beverly Hills, California; 6NEMA Research, Inc., Naples, Florida; 7Axiom Worldwide, Inc., Tampa, Florida; and the 8Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
“Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression-Via Moterized Distraction for Chronic Discogenic Low Back Pain.” American Academy of Pain Management Sept. 2006: Print.
The charts of one hundred random adults with low back pain lasting more than 12 weeks were studied at four clinics; one hospital-based and three free-standing. The mean pain score for all patients prior to treatment was 5.99 on a scale of 0 (no-pain) to 10 (worst pain). The results of the data reported a mean 90% improvement in back pain, and better function as measured by activities of daily living. On a 0-10 scale of satisfaction (0=Not satisfied 10=Very satisfied) patients rated the treatment an 8.98.
Study conducted by: Alex Macario, MD, MBA, Stanford University; Sunil J. Panchal, MD, COPE Foundation, Florida Pain Management; Charlotte Richmond, PhD , Nema Research, Biomedical Research & Education Foundation Joseph V. Pergolizzi, Jr., MD, Johns Hopkins University & Nema Research