|Extentrac® Elite||DRX 9000/Integrity||Spine Med||Antalgic Trak|
|Walk On/Off Access||✔|
|Direct Patient Contact||✔|
Note: This Product literature and comparison is updated on a periodic basis. Recent feature additions and changes may not be included in this chart. Consult the manufacturer of each unit discussed herein for a complete listing of all available features associated with that unit.
- Extentrac® Elite’s key technological features are the result of extensive feedback from clinicians, patient experience, experienced medical design engineers, and research evidence as presented in accordance with all relevant scientific literature on spinal physiology and best therapeutic practice called “evidence-based” research.
- While Extentrac® Elite can provide similar treatment capability as the competition, it is not to be considered only a limited function spinal decompression device, but a multi-purpose physical therapy device with enhanced decompression function.
- Hands-on operation is required to comprehend the comprehensive features of this device.
- When operated with a unique choice of automated or manually controlled or combinations of both; when used with absolute control of the patient’s posture with manipulation of the leg control bar and leg assembly, this device becomes an extension of the doctor’s hands.
- It is capable of precise, effortless movement in 3-D, providing total access to the patient’s spine and support of muscles for instant tissue-stretch and interspinous joint separation. Feedback monitoring, as M3D Preset decompression techniques with other therapeutic treatment procedures can be easily and quickly applied.
M3D (Multi-Directional Disc Decompression) The Technology That Separates This Spinal Decompression Device From Others.
Unlike basic linear or axial tables, Extentrac® Elite’s M3D System enables supine or prone patient positioning in flexion, extension, and lateral flexion – to enable spinal decompression in pain-relieving and more anatomically correct positions while allowing active mobilization with decompression.
Matching Treatment To Diagnosis – Position Is Everything
M3D (Multi-Directional Disc Decompression) is our revolutionary spine positioning system and treatment technique. Unlike basic spinal decompression tables, which limit the direction of applied distraction to the axial, Extentrac® Elite Multi-Directional Disc Decompression enables the application of distraction coupled with flexion, extension, lateral flexion or rotational circumduction either manually applied or fully automated.
This functionality cannot be achieved by treatment tables in which patients are placed in seated positions (which increases disc pressure), are limited to the prone or supine treatment position, do not have precise manual control of distractive force and angle of decompression, or do not allow the clinician to have physical hands-on access to the patient’s spine during treatment session. Extentrac has proven to be a superior spinal therapeutic device.
Acute patients in severe myospasm may be unable to tolerate supine positioning due to the type and location of the disc herniation in relation to the compressed nerve root and may require treatment options that afford flexion-decompression postures in the prone position. Chronic or sub-acute patients may conversely require supine extension-decompression techniques. The M3D System makes possible the delivery of decompression in more exact, anatomically correct and pain relieving positions – prior to and during spinal decompression treatment resulting in a more rapid symptomatic improvement and return of neurological function while delivering treatment in half the time when compared to linear decompression units.
Spinal Decompression Treatment Comparison – What A Difference!
Let us compare the technique of Extentrac® Elite M3D decompression in the reduction of an acute L5 right medial disc herniation to basic linear ‘axial’ decompression treatment.
Provocative testing prior to treatment indicates symptoms of right buttock and leg pain which decreases with extension and right lateral flexion. Leg pain increases with axial positioning, flexion and left lateral flexion.
Linear axial decompression units claim to be the best, yet their fixed platform design, limits patient positioning to the axial position with indirect localization of the disc.
Spinal decompression treatment begins as the force of distraction is applied which results in increased leg pain as the L5 nerve root becomes further entrapped and compressed by HNP disc.
Extentrac® Elite M3D decompression is initiated following isolation and exact positioning of the disc into extension and right lateral flexion utilizing its patented M3D system.
In essence, we are mimicking the patients antalgic positioning and an immediate reduction in leg pain is observed with both internal disc decompression and anatomical positioning as the distance between nerve root and disc is increased prior to the application of decompression force.