In November 2008, a patient of mine retired from playing professional soccer for 16 years. She returned to the US and arrived at my office in extreme pain and antalgia. Her lumbar MRI showed two severe herniations at L4-5 and L5-S1. I was very concerned and decided to purchase the Vertetrac after reading about it. I began to use the Vertetrac daily starting at minutes at 2 MPH on the treadmill after using my cold laser and performing ART to the appropriate muscles. She also needed a trial of 3 epidural injections which gave her enough pain relief to receive the therapy (she only felt relief after the first epidural , the remaining two did not provide any further relief.) Over several months of care she improved to the point of being able to coach soccer and live pain free. She uses the Vertetrac periodically for maintenance care and is continuing to coach.
I have used the Vertetrac with many disc herniation patients with great results. I have a small disc herniation at L4-5 and use the Vertetrac after heavy deadlifts. Instead of feeling a bit stiff the next day, I have no pain and really feel like I did not even lift the day before. At 50 years old, this is a great feeling.
Thank you Meditrac for a wonderful therapy!
This is to confirm that I have used the Meditrac Vertetrac successfully over the past 10 years in the treatment of low back disorder. I have especially good results with lumbar disc bulges, protrusions, herniation, and even fragments, confirmed on MRI. It is my treatment of choice for most low back injuries and conditions, short of fracture or cancer.
In October 2002, I was rear-ended by a linen delivery truck and suffered disc level injuries, T7, L12 (disc spur complex) and L45. My pain was severe the first weeks after the injury. However, as soon as I could tolerate traction, I began putting myself in the Vertetrac daily. I was able to get out of pain during short treatment sessions and began the slow climb into recovery. I did almost daily treatment sessions from November through April with the Vertetrac. This permitted me to maintain my practice and continue surfing for exercise. It is now almost 8 months post-accident and I have times when I am pain free and days that I don’t need any treatment whatsoever. I apply the traction twice weekly now during my workweek. Recently, I spent 7 days surfing in Hawaii and was pain-free most of the time.
I recommend the Vertetrac to all of my colleagues, and have found it to be a source of patient referrals to me, and most of all, it has permitted me to maintain my own work activity after a bad auto accident. This is the mot important piece of equipment in my practice, along with my adjusting table. Thank you for the opportunity to share my experience helping patients with the Vertetrac.
I have been a licensed massage therapist (specializing in deep tissue) for the past 23 years. I LOVE my job because I love helping people. I was told that most massage therapists last for about 15 years as they develop problems with their own backs and move on to other careers, so, at 23 years, I’m quite overdue! “They” were right as I have developed a severe back problem known as Spondylolisthesis which is quite painful. It means that one of the vertebrae has slipped forward causing a nerve to be pinched. After many doctors visits and different therapies a friend of mine insisted I go to her chiropractor as he had something “special” he used as traction that might help me. Being desperate, I made the long trip 3 times a week in the beginning and then 2 times a week etc. On my first visit I was fully expecting to be laid out on a traction table and stretched! I was quite surprised when he walked in with this rather small device that he tightly wrapped around my waist and then put me on a treadmill at a very slow speed for about 15 minutes. Well, needless to say, IT WORKED! I could finally really start feeling a difference in my back. I would feel “taller” every time I walked out of there. Eventually, I stopped going as he was simply too far away from me and I could no longer afford the expense. His treatments have lasted for just over a year now and my condition has returned with a vengeance!!!! I have just ordered my own unit and it should arrive shortly. I am literally counting the days until it gets here so I can rip it open and put it on and start feeling relief. In closing, all I can say is that whomever it was that came up with this idea is nothing short of a GENIUS!! So, wherever you are, out there – THANK YOU!!!
One of my better cases was a 54 year old female with disc bulges at L3 4 5 on the left side she had severe pain, left sided foot drop, weakness and atrophy of the left quad, at first she could not tolerate the Vertetrac for more than a few minutes but after a few days the only complete relief she had was when she was wearing the Vertetrac, she had been scheduled for surgery but within three weeks her pain had reduced by 80% she was able to cancel the surgery and within another month was totally pain free and remains so to this day, this was one of many successes I have had over the years with the Vertetrac and this case happened in the 1996, every now and then I still see this patient but never for the same type of symptoms as described above.