A Better Technology Equals A Better Outcome
M3D® (Multi-Directional Disc Decompression) The Technology That Separates This Spinal Decompression Device From Others
'Axial' or 'linear' spinal decompression tables restrict patient positioning to the axial or linear position prior to decompression. Unlike basic linear or axial tables, ExtenTrac® Elite's M3D® System physical therapy equipment 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 applicationof distraction coupled with flexion, extension, lateral flexion and rotational circumduction either manually applied or fully automated.
This functional technicality cannot be achieved by other basic decompression tables in which patients are placed in seated positions (which increases disc pressure), or are limited to the prone or supine treatment position, or do not have precise manual control of retractive force and angle of decompression or physical hands-on access to the patient's spine during decompression. Exentrac Elite Machine is a superior spinal decompression machine.
Acute patients in severe muscle spasm 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. TheM3D® System makes possible the delivery of decompression in more accurate,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 patent 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.