This morning as I was visiting the website of Medisana I noticed they are featuring this HWR6500 Back Pain Relief System and thought would take a look at it and explore deeper. Then I looked around online and saw some reviews have already surfaced in other blogs.
Back Pain Relief
Back pain affects more than 80 percent of people and costs more than $100 billion annually in the U.S. But is the surgery cost effective? A study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center suggests that for patients with spinal stenosis, a laminectomy, or surgical removal of some soft bone and tissue, is a reasonable value.
However, for patients with spinal stenosis with associated slipped vertebrae, the benefits of spinal fusion surgery may not be enough to offset costs. The study is published in the December 16 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
During 2009, millions of Americans will undergo unnecessary and costly spinal surgeries and injections or be given mind-altering drugs that fail to eliminate their back pain -- unless their physicians recognize and treat the actual source of most back pain, says pioneering pain specialist, Norman Marcus, M.D.
It's muscles, not the spine, says Dr. Marcus.
Back pain is the most common disabling pain experienced by Americans, and, according to the National Institutes of Health, eight out of ten people will suffer from it during their lifetime.
There is no cure for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a genetic disorder that causes the weakening of muscles and is the leading genetic cause of infant death, but University of Missouri researchers have discovered a new therapeutic target that improves deteriorating skeletal muscle tissue caused by SMA. The new therapy enhanced muscle strength, improved gross motor skills and increased the lifespan in a SMA model.
The updated results of the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) appeared in the December 1 issue of Spine. This study added 2 additional year on to the previously published 2-year results of research that had found that spine surgery out performs nonsurgical interventions for patients with lumbar disk herniation. Spine surgery does so by providing more rapid and greater relief in back pain symptoms and a greater improvement in function.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a growing technology providing an increasing number of clinical benefits when used in the evaluation of back pain according to an article in the January 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. It is predicted that over the next several years, additional technical developments will allow MRI to provide even more useful orthopaedic benefits.
New Study Shows Manual Physical Therapy and Exercise Produces Significant Improvements in Neck Pain.
Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYTX) reported preclinical study results, which demonstrate the potential benefit of adipose-derived stem and regenerative cells (ADRCs) for the treatment of damaged intervertebral discs, evidenced by significantly increased disc tissue density and disc-specific extracellular matrix components at 12-months post treatment in a large animal model. The data were presented today at the 2008 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society meeting.
Did you know that most cases of back pain can be prevented? What's more, most cases of back pain go away by themselves - without special prescription drugs, doctor-prescribed physical therapy, and especially without surgery.
Here are eight steps you can take to prevent back pain from occurring at all and to help your back pain heal more quickly.
Lumbar spine (lower back) surgery is a common treatment for a herniated or "slipped" disk, and patients need to know whether it is better to sit still or get moving during their recovery period.
An updated review from the Netherlands suggests that exercise programs starting four to six weeks after the operation could lead to more rapid pain relief and a quicker recovery from disability — without increasing the risk of additional surgery.
Alexander technique lessons in combination with an exercise programme offer long-term effective treatment for chronic back pain, according to a study published on BMJ.com today.
Back pain causes more disability than almost any other condition in Western societies, but very few effective long-term treatments are available to patients.
Previous research shows that the Alexander technique* and massage may help relieve back pain in the short-term, but little is known about the long-term outcomes.
The ALS Association has joined a funding consortium of non-profit and private organizations to fund the Allen Spinal Cord Atlas, which was unveiled as the world’s first genome-wide map of the mouse spinal cord, key to the study of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other diseases, disorders and traumatic injuries of the spinal cord.
Created by the Seattle, Wash.-based Allen Institute for Brain Science, the atlas enables researchers to access the free online data to advance their research surrounding these conditions.
A major part of the map of spinal cords of mice is released by researchers from Allen Institute for Brain Science in Fremont.
Researchers were working several months in creating a map, which is to describe spinal cord of mice. The major part of the two-dimensional map is ready and it includes about 2000 genes. The map shows which gene is involved in spinal cord and clarifies functions for each gene.
A lumbar spine with posterior complex integrity is less likely to develop segment instability than a lumbar spine with a destroyed anchoring point for supraspinous ligament. Biomechanical comparison of lumbar spine instability between laminectomy and bilateral laminotomy for spinal stenosis syndrome- an experimental study in porcine model.
Web-based peer-to-peer collaboration has many advantages for participating surgeons, including convenience and immediate feedback from other spine surgeons.
Lumbar or lower back supports - those large belts that people wear around their waists when they lift or carry heavy objects - are not very useful for preventing low back pain.
Dynatronics Corporation introduced two new products: the DynaPro Spinal Health System for treating back pain and the Dynatron X5 "Turbo" soft-tissue oscillation therapy unit.
If you're suffering from back pain and unable to find relief, it may be because the real cause of your pain -- weak, stressed and damaged muscles, not your spine -- has never been recognized or treated.
Americans spend more on spine and back pain problems, but they still suffer from back and neck pain disability.
Antidepressants might be worthless for treating low back pain.
Effect of training and lifting equipment for preventing back pain in lifting and handling: systematic review.
Dr. Thea Flock, author and spinal decompression doctor, has perfected a non-surgical treatment methodthat eliminates back and leg pain the natural way. Her new book offers hope and an easy-to-follow plan for reducing pain and improving mobility without dangerous drugs, invasive shots, or risky surgery.
Non-surgical, spinal decompression is probably the last back pain treatment you will ever need.
Acupuncture treatment for lower back pain may be more effective than conventional therapy.
The Low Back Clinic uses revolutionary non-surgical Spinal Decompression which has an almost 90% back pain treatment success rate in providing permanent relief to sufferers of conditions such as Disc Herniations, Spinal Arthritis, Disc Degeneration and Failed Surgery.
Back pain is the number one cause of worker-compensation complaints, second only to the common cold in causing lost workdays.
Boston Scientific Corporation announced the launch of the Precision Plus Spinal Cord Stimulation System