Vertetrac is an innovative device for the treatment of chronic low back pain due to lumbar disc herniation. It provides dynamic traction that is used during treatment while the patient is walking. Recent studies have shown the beneficial effects of the dynamic traction system in alleviating low back pain and improving patient outcomes. In the study by Mirovsky, Grober, Blankstein, and Stabholz (2006), use of Vertetrac has improved pain scores and increased lumbar range of motion in patients with mechanical low back pain. In Vertetrac has also been shown to have high accuracy in measuring spinal stiffness (Young et. al., 2020). Tucker (1994) also described the results of the study by Stabholtz and Gruber. In the study, patients with lumbar facet syndrome had a reduction in symptoms after using Vertetrac.
Mirovsky Y., Grober A., Blankstein A., & Stabholz L. (2006). The effect of ambulatory lumbar traction combined with treadmill on patients with chronic low back pain. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 19, 73-38.
Tucker, J. (1994). Vertetrac ambulatory traction and the lumbar facet syndrome. The Digest of Chiropractic Economics, 42 and 88.
Young, A., Swain, M., Kawchuk, G., Wong, A., & Downie, A. (2020). The bench-top accuracy of the Vertetrack spinal stiffness assessment device. Chiropractic and Manual Therapies, 28(42), 1-9.