Developed to aid the sufferers of herniated discs and low back and sciatic pain (LBP), the Vertetrac is a patented, state-of-the-art ambulatory traction system for the treatment of lumbar spine injuries and disorders. Chiropractor Dr. Steve Horwitz now provides an ambulatory treatment method to patients as an alternative to surgery, body braces, or traction bed treatments.
Are treatments with the Vertetrac a better option than surgery?
In most cases, using the Vertetrac is better than surgery. This is due to the fact that surgery physically alters the spine by removing all or part of the problematic disc. Although this can reduce the pressure on the nerve, and relieve the back pain, the surgery tends to place more stress on the healthy discs above and below
As with any operation, there are risks involved with spine surgery and complications can be severe. Possible complications include injury to your spinal cord, nerves, esophagus, carotid artery or vocal cords; non-healing of the bony fusion; failure to improve; instrumentation breakage and/or failure; infection; bone graft site pain.
Other complications may include phlebitis in your legs, blood clots in the lungs or urinary problems.
Surgery to relieve chronic lower back pain is usually no better than intensive rehabilitation and nearly twice as expensive.
At Capital Sports Injury Center, we do not ignore the fact that there are a small percentage of cases that indeed require surgery or medication. Indeed, in certain cases, surgery can significantly help back pain sufferers. But surgery should always be a last resort, offered when conservative treatments have failed.
We recommend that you exhaust all other avenues before surgery, Try our non-surgical innovative devices!
Frustration over Surgery for Disc Disease January 2005
At the annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine held in New York City in 2005, research discussions emphasized the fact that there is growing frustration over the lack of progress in the surgical treatment of degenerative disc disease.
Despite a steady stream of technological innovations over the past 15 years from pedicle crew systems to fusion cages to artificial discs there is little evidence that patient outcomes have improved. The BackLetter, Vol 20, No. 7 2005.
For more information on Vertetrac Ambulatory Spinal Decompression therapy, see X-Ray Results Before and After Vertetrac Treatments.
Above Taken With Permission from Meditrac.
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