Herniated or bulging discs can put pressure on the spinal nerves, resulting in nerve pain any where along the nervous system –  down the back, neck, legs, hips, arms, shoulders, pelvic area, feet, etc – not every case is text book. At The Ryder Clinic in Baton Rouge, we offer non-surgical spinal decompression to relieve this pressure and alleviate associated pain. Unlike more invasive options, with spinal decompression you can enjoy the results and continue to perform your daily activities.

Spinal decompression uses mechanical traction to gently stretch the spine; We use the Chattanooga Triton DTS Package. Manual and mechanical traction has been utilized for years as a safe solution in the treatment of spinal conditions involving nerve root compression, acute muscular spasm and osteoarthritic discogenic conditions. However, all mechanical traction devices are not the same. Chattanooga Triton Traction system sets the standard.

With the Triton Progressive Therapeutic Rehabilitation System, Chattanooga introduced a new generation of innovative traction devices that mimic the intricate nuances of the manual therapist’s hands, thereby expanding the features of modern day traction.

During this procedure, you will lay on a Triton DTS table pictured here while our doctor controls the traction device through a computer. The doctor determines if cervical or lumbar traction is needed during your diagnosis. A session typically consists of 15 one-minute periods of decompression with a relaxation cycle in between, for a total of 20-30 minutes.

Non-surgical decompression causes a vacuum-like effect, which allows any leaking tissue to return to the spinal disc. The vacuum also increases blood circulation in the spine, which brings nutrients and oxygen necessary for healing.

Patients report that decompression is a pain-free procedure; in fact, some even fall asleep during their session.

Surgery should always be a last resort when it comes to treating back pain.