Back Pain/ Supports
LumboTrain in Luxembourg
From Bauerfeind Life Magazin
Up close and personal – like Bauerfeind’s LumboTrain, Dr. Victor Moser, an orthopedist from Esch-sur-Alzette in Luxembourg, likes to work very closely with his patients. Since 2003, he has prescribed the back support more than 4,000 times for both medical reasons and to assist people in their daily lives.
Dr. Moser describes himself as “a man who doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty” by performing reinforcements and other reconstructive surgery on the spine. Or at least he never used to. Now his days as a trainee surgeon are over, Dr. Moser adopts a largely conservative treatment approach in his orthopedic practice. The orthopedist only treats around ten percent of his patients in the large hospital with which he is affiliated. “Physicians are too quick to operate on the back,” says Dr. Moser with some conviction, adding that it is essential to consider how patients will fare after surgery.
Intervertebral discs trouble bankers and drivers alike
According to Dr. Moser, patients often don’t feel any better after surgery. The opposite can be said, however, for treatment with the LumboTrain back support. “It is of huge benefit to patients.” The Luxembourg-based physician uses the active support to treat virtually all forms of instability in the lumbar spine region. “It shapes itself to the spine without causing any stiffening and it eases the pain.”
Dr. Moser’s patients include both professional drivers and bankers. These occupational groups frequently have intervertebral disc problems in common. “They both suffer as a result of sitting for too long,” says the orthopedist from experience. “LumboTrain helps them to cope with their everyday lives.”
“It’s there when you need it”
Back patients often require long-term treatment , which is why, according to Dr. Moser, they require something to support them in their daily lives, whether they are at work, in the kitchen, in the garden or ironing. “LumboTrain is a pleasant companion. It’s there when you need it. And it’s barely noticeable under your clothes.” The high number of LumboTrain supports Dr. Moser has prescribed to date is down to the fact that he treats a wide range of patients of all ages. “As a former physician for the Luxembourgish girls’ gymnast team, I also treat a lot of young girls in this field,” comments Dr. Moser. “Many 14 and 15 year olds already have pronounced intervertebral disc disorders. And LumboTrain helps them as well.” Dr. Moser used to sell the support directly himself. These days, however, he writes a prescription for the product and the patients pick it up from their local medical supply retailer. They pay for it initially but generally receive a full reimbursement from the state health insurance fund (Caisse de maladie).
Images: Viktor Moser, Bauerfeind