You Don't Have to Rush in for Back Surgery - Try Meditrac's Traction on the Move Treatment

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A new study published in JAMA compares surgery vs. non-operative treatment for disk injuries and sciatica and questions the need for sufferers of lower back and leg pain due to herniated disks to have disk surgery.

Meditrac's Traction on the Move concept revolutionizes the effectiveness of treatment for neck and back pain and is a unique, non-invasive treatment option for patients who are considering back surgery.

According to a new study that questions the need to operate on disk injuries, people with herniated disks in their lower backs usually recovered eventually without surgery. And therefore, in most cases, there is no harm in waiting and choosing non-operative approaches.

This study appears in the Nov. 22-29 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and is the only large and well-designed trial to compare surgery for Back Pain and Sciatica relief with non-surgical, non-invasive options such as physical therapy methods, waiting, and anti-inflammatory drug use.

Patients are often told that if they delay back surgery they may risk permanent nerve damage, perhaps a weakened leg or even risk losing bowel or bladder control. But nothing like that occurred in this two-year study comparing surgery with preferring to wait and choose non-invasive techniques, in nearly 2,000 patients who suffer from back and leg pain due to herniated disks and sciatica.

The study involved 13 spine clinics in 11 states. The treatment was decided at random. Patients who did not have surgery generally received different non-invasive treatments.

Meditrac's medical experts declare that these results highlight the fact that back surgery should always be the patient's last choice. Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Arik Grober, Director of the Tel Aviv Spinal Therapy Center, indicates that "Back surgery should always be the last and final resort after all other non-invasive treatment options have been exhausted."

Meditrac's concept of Traction on the Move is based on using Meditrac's unique, portable decompression devices in conjunction with a personally designed physical therapy program customized to each patient's specific medical need.

In light of the recent findings of the study, "Surgical vs Non-operative Treatment for Lumbar Disk Herniation", Dr. Grober notes that, "these research results encourage Meditrac's medical team to continue to improve Meditrac's spinal rehabilitation program based on the assumption that rehabilitation of the spine combined with ambulatory decompression and physical therapy should be the treatment of choice."

Meditrac's patented, portable decompression devices were developed based on upgrading the traditional approach of direct lumbar traction or decompression applied directly to the spine. Spinal Traction is one of the oldest and most commonly used methods of treatment for patients with Low Back Pain and has been found to be beneficial in patients with Disc Herniation and Sciatica. It seems that by separating the vertebrae pressure is removed from injured tissues, muscle spasm is reduced and peripheral circulation is increased.

About Traction on the Move

Traction on the Move, is based on combining motion with traction which simultaneously decreases intra-vertebral pressure, enables fluid exchange which is essential to the normal biomechanics of the disc, improves the Range of Motion (ROM), enhances the patient's psychological well-being and promotes recovery.

About Meditrac

Meditrac is a leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of innovative, non-invasive medical devices for the ambulatory treatment of spinal disorders with effectiveness and profitability. The company's "Traction on the Move" concept, developed by a team of orthopedic surgeons, is based on combining the benefits of treatment with Meditrac's unique, customizable traction devices with simultaneous active rehabilitation protocol and freedom of movement for rapid pain relief and recovery

Meditrac's innovative medical devices include: The Vertetrac lumbar ambulatory traction system, a cost-effective device for treating lower back pain problems and sciatica which outperforms traditional traction by combining traction with a horizontal force to enable simultaneous 3D decompressive traction therapy. The Cervico 2000, an ambulatory traction device targeted at the cervical spine for the treatment of acute and chronic neck pain, is one of the few devices that enable both symmetric and asymmetric traction to the cervical spine.

The complete line of Meditrac products is registered with the United States Food and Drug Administration and carries the CE mark.

To learn more, please visit http://www.meditrac.co.il or call Toll-Free:1-866-732-0170.

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