Orthopedic Surgeon's Alternative Care
to Back Surgery
Interview with Arieh Grober,M.D.
Graduated in 1977 from Haifa-University Technion Medical School, Israel. Dr. Grober
assumed Post-Graduate studies at Tel-Aviv University and worked for many years as
an Orthopedic Surgeon in the Beilinson Campus, Rabin Medical-Center where he specialized
in Orthopedic Surgery. In 1999, he invented and registered the patent on Cervico
2000 – a cervical traction unit.
The full article is attached
The American Chiropractor: New Hope for
Scoliosis sufferers - An Holistic Approach - March 2012
A look at the unique 3-step approach to treat Scoliosis, by Kevin Lau, D.C.
In this article Dr. Lau describes how he uses Meidtrac's proprietary Vertetrac and
DBS (Dynamic Brace System) attachment as a non-invasive and long term solution to
the scoliosis disease.
The full article is attached here
Chiropractic Product Review: The Vertetrac
- February 2012
ChiroHub.com - the largest online consumer research site for chiropractic products
has chosen to review the Vertetrac by Meditrac and found it well built, easy to
use, and effective.
"Unlike other decompression devices, the Vertetrac allows the patient to participate
in active rehab while wearing the unit. The ability to engage in therapeutic activities
during spinal decompression is a breakthrough that ChiroHub had to see."
Click here for the thorough analysis ChiroHub Product Review
New Study: 100 Million Americans Have
Chronic Pain - July 2011
More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain at a cost of around $600
billion a year in medical treatments and lost productivity, according to a report
from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). An IOM committee commissioned by Congress
concluded that pain is not optimally managed in the U.S. and that effective treatment
of chronic pain will require a coordinated national effort to transform how the
public, policy makers, and health care providers view the condition.
The report included recommendations for achieving what the committee referred to
as a "cultural transformation" in how Americans understand and approach pain management
"We see that for many patients chronic pain becomes a disease in its own right,"
committee chair Phillip Pizzo, MD, of Stanford University School of Medicine, said
at a Wednesday news briefing. "We need to address this in a more comprehensive and
interdisciplinary way and include prevention as a very important goal."
The full article is attached here
Israeli Doctors Demonstration for saving
the public health in Israel - June 2011
Dr. Grober, Head of the Meditrac's spinal center rides the bike and participates
in the demonstration
Recent Statistics on Evaluation of Back
Pain from epocrates.com - June 2011
Back pain is the primary cause of disability in people <50 years of age. The
annual incidence in the adult population is 10% to 15% with a point prevalence of
approximately 30% in developed countries. Low-back pain (LBP) is second only to
upper respiratory problems for physician visits each year, with a lifetime prevalence
of 70% to 85%. Despite its widespread prevalence, the general prognosis of acute
LBP is favorable, as 90% of patients recover without sequelae.  Recurrences are common, but
most relapses are not disabling. A smaller subset of the population may be incapacitated
from chronic LBP, defined as symptoms persistent for >6 months. Depression, job
dissatisfaction, and medicolegal issues involving financial compensation predispose
a patient to suffer long term.     Several studies
have demonstrated that the longer a patient is absent from work, the less likely
he or she will return to work.  Furthermore, a small percentage
of patients will develop persistent disabling LBP resulting in immense costs to
society. Estimates approach $50 billion per year in the US.     A review article
found that maladaptive pain coping behaviors, nonorganic signs, functional impairment,
general health status, and presence of psychiatric comorbidities increased the risk
of developing disabling LBP. The clinician should be aware of these risk factors
when counseling and treating patients. 
TOP 100 READER'S CHOICE AWARDS - 2010
Each year, the readers of DC Products Review Magazine, via their Reader Reply Card
responses, help us select the TOP 100 Products and/or Services of the previous year.
After tabulating these responses, we are happy to advise that Meditrac company has
been selected as one of the winners of our TOP 100 Product and/or Services for 2010.