I read your comment about coming to the US for treatment. Unfortunately, I am not ready yet to handle cases like yours but I am working on it. I also hope to use the facility I just purchased for future seminars for professionals.
I checked out the equipment on Vodamed website. The company only offers one brand of flexion-distraction tables with a few options. The particular brand they offer is okay and affordable but it is not the best brand available and it's not that versatile. It does not have a cervical traction or cervical flexion-disatraction. It's hard to find good cervical traction tables and even harder to find good flexion-distraction tables. You also need to find a good doctor who understands the pathology and can use the equipment in such a way as to accomodate the condition. The doctor should at least the know the basics of neurodegenerative conditions as well as my theory regarding the role of cranial vault and upper cervical malformations, misalignments, spondylosis, stenosis, scoliosis, cord tethering, blood and CSF flow etc., in the cause of neurodegenerative conditions. Among other things, neurological signs and muscle strength should be monitored before and after each treatment in your case.
Winfred Koning DC
Heemskerk, Noord Holland 1961KA The Netherlands
uprightdoc wrote:Hello Robert,
The Cox tables are top of the line for long-axis decompression traction, flexion-distraction and automatic long-axis and flexion-distraction. You need the latest models which are the Cox 7 and Cox 8 models. The latest models have cervical long-axis and flexion-distraction. You also need a doctor who understands the pathology behind conditions such as yours and knows how to use the table and apply the appropriate maneuvers to achieve treatment goals. You need full spine work from top to bottom.
uprightdoc wrote:That's terrific news Robert. Your persistance paid off. The Cox 7 and 8 models are top of the line in engineering and technology and you found the latest model.
Robnl wrote:... It's very difficult here in Holland, traction tables are far more popular in the US...but i'll continue my quest
Albeit for different purposes, traction was quite popular and widely used in Europe long before its use as form of physical therapy in the US.