Extentrac® Elite’s M3D® System
M3D® (Multi-Directional Disc Dynamics) 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 Dynamics) 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 Dynamics 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.
Customized 3 Dimensional Treatment
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.