Spinal Decompression

Our website will give you the complete facts about Triton® Spinal Decompression including clinic trials that support its effectiveness.

If you need any additional information, please call our office at (706) 543-1900 and ask to speak to a doctor. That’s right, we’ll talk to you personally in order to help you make the right decision.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Triton® Spinal Decompression?
Triton® Spinal decompression is FDA cleared and has a high success rate for pain associated with herniated or bulging discs…even after failed surgery. It is a non-surgical, traction based therapy for the relief of back and leg pain or neck and arm pain. During this procedure, by cycling through distraction and relaxation phases and by proper positioning, a spinal disc can be isolated and placed under negative pressure, causing a vacuum effect within it.

How does this negative pressure affect an injured disc?
During spinal decompression, a negative pressure is created within the disc. Because of that negative pressure, disc material that has protruded or herniated can be pulled back within the normal confines of the disc, and permit healing to occur.

What system is used for this purpose?
We chose the Triton® Spinal Decompression system after a significant amount of research. With its unparalleled design and proven history, the Triton systemis the “Gold Standard” in spinal decompression.

We also selected the Triton® Spinal Decompression systems due to their ability to treat discs in both the neck and the low back.

Who can benefit from Triton® Spinal Decompression?
Anyone who has back pain or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression. These conditions include herniated, protruding or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica or radiculopathy (pinched nerves).

Are there medical studies that document the effectiveness of Spinal Decompression?
Yes! One study documented by MRI up to 90% reduction of disc herniations in 10 of 14 cases and other studies reported that the majority of ruptured disc patients achieved “good” to “excellent” results after spinal decompression.

Are there conditions where Triton® Spinal Decompression is not indicated?
Spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws, metal plates or “cages”) is also contraindicated. However, spinal decompression after bone fusion or non-fusion surgery, can be performed.

Are the sessions painful, how many will be needed and what is the cost?
In almost all cases, the treatments are completely painless. In fact, some patients fall asleep during the spinal decompression session.
The specific treatment plan will be determined by the doctor after your examination.

Based on that most common protocol, the total cost of the spinal decompression sessions would only be a small fraction of the amounts that some other doctors are charging.

Do most patients receive therapy and rehabilitative exercises in addition to Triton® Spinal Decompression?
To reduce inflammation and assist the healing process, supporting structures are treated with passive therapies (ice/heat/muscle stimulation), and/or active rehabilitation in order to strengthen the spinal musculature.

How do I get started?
We want to make it easy for you to learn if you are a candidate for spinal decompression. Just call our office to arrange a consultation with one of our doctors.
Please remember to bring any MRI reports so the doctor can review them and best advise you about your treatment options.

To Schedule a No Obligation Consultation, Call:

(706) 543-1900

Dr. Tony Simpson
Athens Spine Care & Wellness Center
700 Hawthorne Avenue
Athens, Georgia 30606

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