Spinal Decompression Services


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 has 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.

Mechanical/Physiological Effects of Traction Therapy


  • Relieve pressure on nerves
  • Unload spine
  • Decrease disc bulging
  • Separate vertebrae


  • Stretch the ligaments and tendons
  • Stress the capsule, facet joints and intravertebral discs
  • Migration of nucleus pulposus

Anti-inflammatory response

  • Decrease muscle tone
  • Decrease inflammation

Circulation Improvement

  • Blood flow to tissues
  • Venous flow away from tissues

Clinical Indications for Traction Therapy

  • Back pain resulting from herniated, bulging, or protruding discs
  • Discogenic pain
  • Joint pain
  • Spondylosis
  • Facet joint disorders
  • Root impingement
  • Hypomobility
  • Compression fractures
  • Muscle spasms
  • Cervical radiculopathy

Clinical Benefits of Traction Therapy

  • Decreased pain
  • Decreased muscle tone
  • Increased range of motion
  • Increased flexibility
  • Reduced edema
  • Reduced disc herniation
  • Relieve nerve root compression