The Triton DTS is a decompressive traction system that utilizes controlled traction and mobilization of the skeletal structures and skeletal muscles, reducing pressure on the intervertebral discs. This relieves compression and irritation of the nerve roots and improves sagittal spine alignment. Developed by industry leading medical manufacturer, Chattanooga Industries, the Triton DTS is used in chiropractic and medical clinics worldwide. It has been FDA cleared for treatment of back pain. The Triton DTS is effective in treatment of herniated discs and degenerative disc disease. It has also shown to be effective in treating sciatica. It should be noted that not all patients are good candidates for the Triton DTS. At Brookview Chiropractic each patient is evaluated independently.
The Triton DTS uses traction to slowly and gently elongate the spine to increase the intervertebral disc spaces. The process is precise, which eliminates the risk for additional injury. The machine is computer controlled and programmed by a trained professional.
The treatment usually takes 2 weeks of daily sessions, and then 3 weeks of 2-3 sessions. In several clinical trails, 86% of the rest subjects reported immediate resolution of their pain following treatment. Of those 86%, 90% reported lasting pain relief beyond 90 days. Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy has been studied and discussed in several academic and industry papers.
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Thomas A. Gionis, MD, JD, MBA, MHA, FICS, FRCS, Eric Groteke, DC, CCIC, Spinal Decompression, Orthopedic Technology Review Nov/Dec 2003, Vol. 5, No. 6