Cohen Chiropractic Clinic

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Though each patient is different and no doctor can guarantee success, the clinical results of this type of therapy have been shown to be effective in 86% of patients treated.  The common problems of many back conditions are damaged discs and poor spinal muscle control.  Our treatment program addresses both of these core problems.  The specially designed DTS Triton spinal traction system  creates a controlled unloading of the spine which appears to decrease disc pressure thus increasing blood and nutrient exchange.  This exchange of fluids is something the damaged disc desperately needs to help it heal from the inside out.  Muscle strength, control and endurance can all be improved with our spinal therapy program that includes specific controlled spinal exercises.

Patients typically undergo 15 to 20 treatment sessions. Each treatment lasts between 45 and 60 minutes. This, of course, depends on your individual case and is determined by thorough pre-treatment evaluation.  Following each session, a cold pack and electric muscle stimulation/sedation is usually applied to speed the healing process.  It is important to note that many patients get substantial, immediate relief after just a few treatments. Some have significant reduction of pain after just one session.  The really good news is that this is not something you have to continue to do for the rest of your life! So it is not a big commitment.

FAQ Non-Surgical Spinal

After lying on the comfortable DTS Triton spinal treatment table, you will be fitted with a support system. The support system helps to stabilize your body. The advanced computer controlled system automatically adjusts to the proper angle of pull (distraction), allowing us to target the specific discs that are causing your pain and symptoms. The distractive forces utilize a computer controlled logarithmic curve to avoid reflex responses which would create muscle spasm. The split table design decreases friction and allows separation of the vertebra.

Basically, you lay down on the table and the DTS Triton spinal traction computer system simulates an anti-gravity effect on your spine that helps herniated material return toward its normal position thus reducing pressure and pain. Patients describe the treatment as a gentle, painless, intermittent pulling sensation.  Many patients actually fall asleep during treatment!

What Are The Treatments Like?

How Long Are Treatments And How Many Do You Need?

Can DTS Triton Spinal Therapy Help My Pain?

DTS Triton Spinal Traction Therapy treatments are one of the most gentle and comfortable therapies available.  The treatments utilize FDA cleared equipment with proven safety and efficacy.  Most patients report a mild sense of stretch on their back or hips, and often fall asleep during treatment sessions.  The DTS Triton system is produced by one of the world’s largest manufacturers of hospital based therapy and rehabilitation equipment.

Will DTS Triton Spinal Treatments Hurt?  Is it Safe?

Although traction therapy has been around for thousands of years, DTS Triton computerized spinal traction therapy is new.  Advances in equipment and procedures have dramatically improved effectiveness.  This system is the most comprehensive program available, allowing the safe delivery of this previously hospital based therapy in our office.  Continual improvements in the delivery system and regular updates in protocol keep this system in the forefront of non-invasive disc therapy.  Each year over 50,000 patients are treated with this type of therapy and that number is growing.  For a complete comparison of spinal decompression traction and other surgical options, check out the article below

Is Spinal Decompression a New Type of Treatment?

This depends on the complexity and extent of the treatment and rehabilitation needed, however we typically treat 4 times a week for 1 month, transitioning from passive to active treatments as you respond.  The treatment is administered over a reasonable timeframe and your response is continually evaluated.  Further treatments may be necessary or a reduced frequency may be recommended at that time.


The rehabilitative phase may include additional DTS Triton spinal traction  treatments coupled with special exercises, spinal manipulation and adjustments to enhance the results.  Most patents are released from treatments after 6 to 12 weeks.

How Long Will My Treatment Program Be?

DTS Triton traction therapy as practiced in our clinic is a comprehensive program of the newest traction techniques and targeted “core” stabilization exercises combined with biofeedback and gentle chiropractic care.  In addition, we use other adjunctive treatments that have proven effectiveness in back care.  It is this multi-faceted approach that makes our combination of treatments so effective and is what sets our procedure apart from others in this area.


Additionally, discs have been shown to be a predominate site of pain, so treating the disc as directly as possible makes sense.  The blending of focused traction of the site, rehabilitation to the supporting structures, and overall strengthening of musculature makes the treatment unique.  This therapy affects the disc as directly as possible without surgery. 

Why is this type of therapy more successful than other treatment options?

Along with the damage in the disc, we also need to treat the supporting spinal muscles.  A complete program targeting the function of the stabilization muscles of the spine is a vital part of spinal decompression therapy.  Heat, muscle stimulation, and ultrasonic therapy can offer additional benefits for inflammation and spasm reduction.  Our goal is to not only to help heal the disc but enhance muscle control and support of the low back.  A gradual breakdown of the foundational support of your back is what puts undue stresses on the discs and leads to disc degeneration, pain and loss of function.  Our program of spinal exercise and adjunctive therapies will assist in rehabilitating these structures.

Why the Need for Exercises and Other Therapies?

Although it is difficult to predict the future, experience has shown that most patients do find long-term relief or effective management of their pain when they complete the entire recommended program of treatments.  Regular home exercise and periodic visits to our clinic will help in maintaining your spinal health and reduce the probability of reoccurrence.  As with any comprehensive rehabilitation program, your continued home care exercises and discretion in some daily activities is the key to long-term relief.

Will My Pain Go Away For Good?

The cost varies depending on your condition and the extent of care needed.  We promise to only do those procedures necessary for your fullest recovery.  You always have the choice as to the extent of care.  Our staff will review all costs and payment options before treatment begins.  We want to help and we believe finances shouldn’t stand in the way of your good health.


Our office uses Trition DTS spinal decompression equipment from The Chattanooga Group, which has become the gold standard for spinal decompression. 

How Much Will it Cost?