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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2019, vol. 25, issue4
Subject Area: Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2019254.2800
Published online: 02 December 2019

Case reports

J of IMAB. 2019 Oct-Dec;25(4):2800-2804;
Gergana Gecheva-Fermendzhieva1, 2ORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Radko Radev1ORCID logo, Miroslav Marinov1ORCID logo,
1) Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Union of Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria.
2) Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Pavel banya medical center ltd, Pavel banya, Bulgaria.

Purpose: The purpose of this case report is to prove that Prof. Gechev’s underwater spinal traction method is absolutely effective for treating vertebral syndrome in patients refraining from operative treatment.
Case Description: In this case, the patient is 27-year-old. In May 2013, for no apparent reason, he felt strong lower back pain and right foot pain with tingling down the ES 1 dermatome started on the right. He underwent inpatient and outpatient treatment with no result and increasing pain syndrome and a starting scoliosis. In July 2013 he fell and injured his lower back and was admitted to a neurosurgical ward presenting with severe lumbar pain. Referred for a lumbar spine MRI. The MRI scan established an L5-S1 disc herniation. The patient refused surgery. In August 2013 he was admitted for treatment at the Pavel Banya Medical Center in the town of Pavel Banya with increasing lower back pain and right foot tingling, difficulty walking on his own for more than 10-15 meters. In this case, were used 3 courses of 10 underwater lumbar spinal decompression procedures by the method of Prof. G. Gechev in Medical centre for rehabilitation that is adapted for these devices.
Result: Complete recovery of the work capacity and resolving complaints.
Conclusion: Underwater lumbar spinal decompression remains an effective, non-invasive method of treating vertebral syndrome in patients refraining from operative treatment.

Keywords: vertebrology, scoliosis, underwater lumbar spinal decompression, method of Prof. G. Gechev,

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Please cite this article as: Gecheva-Fermendzhieva G, Radev R, Marinov M. Herniated disc treatment by prof. G. Gechev underwater lumbar traction method, of a patient refraining from operative treatment with EMG, proved degeneration of L5-S1 root. J of IMAB. 2019 Oct-Dec;25(4):2800-2804. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2019254.2800

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Dr. Gergana Gecheva-Fermedzhieva, Medical center “Pavel banya”Ltd.; 2, Osvobojdenie str., Pavel banya, Bulgaria; E-mail: dr.ggecheva@abv.bg

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Received: 28 February 2019
Published online: 02 December 2019

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