Are You Struggling With Neck Or Back Pain?
Neck or lower back pain associated with bulging or degenerative disc disorders can be painfully debilitating. You may be unable to go about your normal, day-to-day activities. Your work may suffer. Physical activity or sports may be totally impossible. Yet for your spine to be healthy, it needs to stay active and flexible so that the muscles supporting the spinal column remain strong.
So What Do You Do If You Can’t Do Anything Because Of The Pain?
The most effective, non-surgical therapeutic option for you may be Spinal Decompression. At Physiotherapy Markham we utilize the Titron® DTS Decompression Traction System manufactured in the U.S. by the Chattanooga Group. The DTS therapy decompresses the spinal area being treated. This, in turn, allows the blood to flow to the injured area, carrying the necessary nutrition to regenerate the damaged cells. As the gentle distraction of the spine eliminates the pressure from the disc, it also provides relief from pinched nerves in the neck or back causing your neck or back pain.
What Actually Happens During A Spinal Decompression Treatment?
Once your physiotherapist has assessed your condition to determine if you are a candidate for spinal decompression, you will lie down on our DTS Decompression table, fully clothed, and be placed in one of several positions so that your injured area is targeted and you are comfortable. You will then be fitted with the harness system. The computer-controlled traction is programmed and delivered directly to the harness system. You will feel a gentle stretch and release which increases in strength and is applied approximately each minute during the treatment. A treatment may take as little as 10 minutes initially and build to as much as 20 minutes.
During the treatment, you may feel a sense of relief and even relaxation. Often patients are so relaxed they fall asleep. While most patients feel pain relief in as few as 6 to 10 treatments, the total healing process for the spine may take longer. It is important to stay with the protocol until your back or neck is fully functional.
Is Spinal Decompression All I Have To Do?
Once you neck or back pain is under control with the Spinal Decompression sessions, your Physiotherapist will then begin to rehabilitate the muscles supporting the spine to ensure your injury is both fully healed and protected from re-injury. With any immobility or inactivity, the muscles supporting your spine atrophy. The spine loses its flexibility. So, to protect the health of your spine, your physiotherapist will prescribe a customized exercise program to strengthen muscles, support the spine and regain endurance. These exercises will be fitted to you and take into account your stage of recovery and your physical abilities.