Traction Therapy through the DTS
DTS Traction therapy is a non-surgical, comfortable traction therapy for the relief of back pain or neck pain. DTS treatment is best for a mechanical spine condition. In other words, for patients that have spinal joint issues such as a posterior facet syndrome or subluxations 9minor misalignments of spinal bones). If you experience neck or back pain, visit our Sungai Buloh Chiropractic and physiotherapy center for DTS traction treatments. The DTS treatments you get from a Chiropractic Specialty Center® is better as it incorporates clinical physiotherapy and research-based chiropractic. Take our advice: opt for clinical physical therapy, research-based chiropractic, and targeted traction therapy. Anything less is not as beneficial.
Our Sungai Buloh chiropractic and physiotherapy center offers DTS traction therapy for neck pain, back pain and those that suffer from spinal disc protrusions. Although the DTS is not as effective as the RxDecom, it can help minimize the pain and discomfort you feel. Before this procedure, our physiotherapists will provide all information and instruction to make sure that you understand the methods of treatments provided through traction therapy.
There are various spinal traction machines used in Malaysia. After significant research, Chiropractic Specialty Center chose the DTS systems in 2006. In fact, we were the first to use DTS treatments in Malaysia.
Who can benefit from DTS Therapy?
Spinal traction therapy is designed to unload the spinal joint. Any back pain or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a muscle, ligament or joint issues may be helped through the DTS systems of care. Our centers do not consider DTS as a means of spinal decompression therapy, even though many centers throughout the world advertise DTS traction as spinal decompression therapy. For us, true spinal decompression therapy is via the RxDecom®. DTS is helpful in the treatment of slipped disc, but the RxDecom dose a better job.
Conditions that we treat through the DTS include neck pain, upper back pain, low back pain, scoliosis and even slipped disc. However, a slipped disc or slip-disc is better treated through the RxDecom, especially with larger more critical slipped discs.
Are there conditions where Traction therapy (DTS) is not helpful?
Traction therapy is usually not recommended for the expecting mothers or patients with severe spinal disc issues, severe osteoporosis, severe disc herniation, very obese, or severe nerve damage. Also, we do not recommend it for those over the age of 80. But, individual variation is taken into consideration when our clinical research-based chiropractors assess you during your consultations. Another contraindication is spinal surgical procedures with instrumentation such as metal plates and screws. Spine surgery to the spinal discs without having a fusion of the bony structures may not be a contraindication. To be sure, please contact our Sungai Buloh center for more information about health conditions treated by the DTS.
How often do I take treatment traction sessions? How long does each traction therapy session last?
Traction therapy as provided by our DTS traction unit by Chattanooga can last up to 15-25 minutes. However, unlike others, we provide integrative conservative treatments. In other words, we provide chiropractic and physiotherapy (physical therapy) combines when it comes to traction therapy. In short, we rarely use the DTS traction as a standalone system of treatment. Why do we couple the DTS traction therapy with chiropractic and physiotherapy? Well, for one thing, it works better. Secondly, traction is good but better when combined with clinical chiropractic and physiotherapy. In short, DTS traction alone is not as helpful.
DTS traction mainly impacts the joints. But, spinal issues always involve muscle, ligaments and even spinal discs or nerves. Therefore, our integrative, collaborative systems of spine treatments work better. Depending on the severity of your condition you may need multiple session per week. Care can last three weeks to eight weeks. The best way to find out is to visit our center in Valencia Chiropractic center in Sungai Buloh.
What are the results of Traction Therapy by the DTS?
For mechanical spine disorder, over 70% of patients have good pain relief. In contrast, the RxDecom has a success rate of over 95% in relieving patient’s symptoms. In fact, the RxDecom treatments by our center have reversed and repaired even severe slipped discs. DTS is a great traction therapy modality. Otherwise, we would not use it, but the RxDecom is better as it provides genuine spinal decompression therapy.
I have had spinal surgery, but continue to have pain. Can I try Spinal Traction Therapy?
Spinal traction therapy can help people with back pain even after failed spinal surgery. It can be performed in most patients who have not been left with an unstable spine after surgery. However, as we mentioned earlier, the RxDecom is better suited for patients with severe cases of spine disorders, and that includes those who have had surgery but still live with pain.
How can I be scheduled for Spinal Traction Therapy?
Simply call our Sungai Buloh physiotherapy and chiropractic center in Valencia office at +60 (3) 6158 1103 and tell them that you are interested in DTS traction therapy.