The Vertetrac was developed based on a new breakthrough
concept to bring relief to people suffering from lumbar spine related injuries
and disorders, including herniated discs, lower back, andSciatica.
The device is a
patented ambulatory traction system offering an ambulatory treatment method as
an alternative to surgery, body braces, or traction bed treatments
What really sets Vertetrac apart from other lumbar spine
treatments is its ability to enable traction in three dimensions_x000D_ In
effect, Vertetrac combines conservative traction with a horizontal force.
This unique combination is what enables simultaneous 3D
treatment with asymmetrical traction options.
has many other important advantages.
First, treatment sessions are significantly shorter and can
be completed with minimal interruption of the patient's daily routine (sessions
last less than 30 minutes per day).
Secondly,patients wearing the device have the freedom
to move and perform light activities during treatment,including walking,
standing, or sitting.
Another advantage is Vertetrac'scompact
Since it is a small and portable unit, the Vertetrac does not
take up valuable clinic space.
Some users with chronic back problems even carry a unit with
them while traveling to avoid missing treatment sessions.
Finally, the Vertetrac is so easy to use, patients enduring
long-term care can easily be taught to administer self-treatment from the
comfort of their own home.
Treatment and recovery, as a result, become more convenient
and patients feel that they have more control over their lives.
Lumbar spine traction in three dimensions with the VertetracD.B.S
- Treatment of Idiopathic ScoliosisThe D.B.S. (Dynamic Brace System) is a patented
system used for the treatment of idiopathic juvenile, adolescent, and adult
scoliosis. Spinal curvature should not be diagnosed as scoliosis unless the
curvature exceeds 10 degrees. Only curves greater than 10 degrees with
structured changes including rotation should be diagnosed as idiopathic
scoliosis. The curve progression should be considered only with a minimum
increase of 5 degrees on two sequential X-rays.
Initially, the treatment with the D.B.S. is the same as with
the Vertetrac.In patients with curvatures of less than 20 degrees, we apply the
D.B.S. treatment only when thepatient suffers from continued lower-back
pain. The treatment is recommended for 30 minutes once a day until the
elimination of the pain (about 15 to 20 treatments).
In patients with curvatures of 20 to 30 degrees, treatment
varies depending on whether the patient is juvenile or adult.
For juvenile patients who have no pain or other complaints,
it is recommended to apply the D.B.S. treatment 2-3 times daily until maturity
of the spine is reached. For these curves in childrenwho do report
pain, it is recommended to apply the D.B.S. treatment 3 times daily until the
child reports no pain or until maturity of the spine is reached.
For adults who report pain, it is recommended to apply the
D.B.S. treatment once a day, and continue to receive treatments for 2-3 years
to prevent regression. Adults who do not report pain but have a tendency
for progression should receivethe D.B.S. treatment for 30
minutes,2-3 times daily until maturity is reached and the patient remains
under control for 2-3 years.
In patients with curvatures of 30 to 40 degrees, D.B.S.
treatment should begin immediately, 3 times daily for 30 minutes
untilmaturity of the spine is reached. Patients should continue to
receive treatment 1-2 times daily