MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - July 25, 2012) - Low back pain is very common, and experts estimate that up to 80 percent of Americans will suffer from it at some point in their lives. It's estimated that low back pain costs more than $90 billion a year in lost productivity and workdays.
Neurotech, a worldwide leader providing innovative devices for pain relief and rehabilitative health, is introducing the Neurotech Recovery - Back, an innovative and non-invasive device designed to help manage low back pain and rehabilitate the low back and abdominal muscles.
Low back pain is not a specific disease, but a symptom that results from a wide variety of different reasons, including disc degeneration. Low back problems will likely become even more common with the aging population as well as the nation's growing obesity problem.
Neurotech Recovery - Back device helps control and treat back pain using two clinically proven therapies, TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) and NMES (neuromuscular electrical stimulation). The comfortable and easy-to-wear device integrates two conductive garments that relieve both chronic and acute low back pain. The patient uses a hand-held controller to control the amount of stimulation delivered to the lower back and abdominal muscles.
This dual treatment protocol, combining both TENS and NMES, was tested by the Center for Neurologic Study and published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The combined treatment of NMES and TENS was shown to be superior to the control group, stand-alone NMES and stand-alone TENS on both pain relief and pain reduction metrics.
Neurotech Recovery - Back is cleared by the FDA and is only available by prescription. For more information visit www.neurotech.us or call Neurotech at 866.453.0578.
Neurotech® is a division of Bio-Medical Research (BMR) Ltd., a worldwide leader providing innovative devices for pain relief and rehabilitative health. With over 40 years of clinical experience and investment in scientific research and development, Neurotech delivers clinically proven solutions that are recommended and prescribed by leading healthcare professionals to help patients accelerate recovery and return to an active lifestyle. (www.neurotech.us)