The more antiquated form of traction is a direct, consistent force that is put on the patient’s body to relieve the pressure of the body’s joints, muscles, and distinctive structures. For example, hanging upside down on an “inversion table” is a run of the mill system to put the spine into balance. Inversion tables use one’s own body weight to relieve pressure on the spine. Static traction has not been proven successful in treating herniated discs. Inversion tables may be contraindicated for patients with vascular disease, heart issues, hypertension, and several other conditions.
Spinal decompression has been around for over 1000 years and it has seen a variety of evolution over time. The Triton Decompression Traction System uses computer technology to control variations in the unloading (traction pull) of the spine, effectively avoiding the body’s muscle contraction response, which makes many of the older methods and systems ineffective. Older forms of traction can be painful and provide little to no relief. Their lack of success has to do with our spinal muscles natural tendency to contract when being pulled. The Triton DTS addresses this known issue and uses modern technology to offset the stress, allowing your body to heal and providing back relief that can last.