Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Traction?
Can Traction Worsen My Medical Condition?
What Advantages Do the Vertetrac and the Cervico 2000 Have Over Other Traction Devices?
Meditrac’s products require minimal training, and their simple operation even allow for self-treatment. Other devices require a trained medical professional which doesn’t allow for the patient to administer self-traction.
The Vertetrac and the Cervico 2000 allow for active exercise during treatment, thus providing active rehabilitation and allowing for accelerated healing. When using other forms of tractions, the patient is required to be immobile and passive.
Also, both devices allow for multi-dimensional and asymmetrical traction and therefore provide beneficial features that other traction devices (which are restricted to one-dimensional, symmetrical traction) can not.
The optional D.B.S. component is another feature of the Vertetrac which is designed to treat idiopathic Scoliosis in a most comfortable way.
How Many Treatments Do I Need In Order to Get “Back on Track”?
In the case of chronic neck or back pain, treatment may take longer. Depending on the medical condition, 3 to 5 weeks of treatment using either the Vertetrac or the Cervico 2000 may be recommended. The first 2 weeks of the treatment may be daily, while sessions may drop off to once every few days after the initial two weeks.
Are the Vertetrac and the Cervico 2000 Covered by US Insurance?
Why Are the Vertetrac and the Cervico 2000 More Expensive Than Other Portable Traction Devices?
Can the Vertetrac or the Cervico 2000 Be Purchased In Different Sizes?
Is Treatment with Meditrac Traction Devices More Preferable Than Surgery?
As with any operation, there are risks associated with spinal surgery and complications can be severe. Possible complications include:
- Injury to the spinal cord, nerves, esophagus, carotid artery, or vocal cords
- Non-healing of the bony fusion
- Failure to improve
- Instrumentation breakage and/or failure
- 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.
We do not ignore the fact that there is a small percentage of cases that indeed require surgery or medication. In some 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.