Navigation Links
Lumbar Matrix(TM) Scan From SpineMatrix(R) Revolutionizes the Diagnosis of Low Back Pain
Date:6/10/2009

Accurately Locates the Origin of Pain While Reducing Healthcare Costs

AKRON, Ohio, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A new technology that revolutionizes the way low back pain is diagnosed and treated, while also significantly reducing healthcare costs, has been introduced by SpineMatrix(R) Inc., an Akron, Ohio-based medical technology company that specializes in advanced spinal diagnostics.

SpineMatrix's new, non-invasive Lumbar Matrix(TM) Scan uses high-speed computer processing of thousands of bioelectric signals to observe neuromuscular activity of the low back. The advanced diagnostic technology allows physicians to accurately identify the source of low back pain, which helps determine proper treatment and can result in significant savings for patients and the healthcare industry.

Low back pain is the most common and costly disabling condition in the United States, affecting nearly 31 million Americans. Current diagnostic methods used most frequently to detect lower back pain - such as X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans - take into account the anatomy of the back but not the physiology. These methods often fail to pinpoint the precise cause of pain for this reason. More than 85 percent of patients with low back pain are never given a specific diagnosis, leading to ineffective treatment and billions of dollars spent in unnecessary healthcare costs. Additionally, invasive procedures, including surgery, may follow misdiagnosed lower back pain, further elevating healthcare spending. Since 1997, U.S. spending on diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders increased 65 percent, as indicated by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

"The Lumbar Matrix Scan was developed to help physicians more precisely diagnose the cause of low back pain and prescribe the best form of treatment to alleviate the pain," said Ben Shappley, president and
'/>"/>

SOURCE SpineMatrix Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. RSB Spine, LLC Announces First Implantation of the InterPlate(TM) L for the Lumbar Spine
2. Siemens New S Class Revolutionizes the Paradigm of Ultrasound Workflow Today and Tomorrow
3. A New Era in the Application of Lab-on-a-Chip to Rapid Point-of-Care Diagnosis
4. SpectraScience Secures Distribution for WavSTAT(R) Cancer Diagnosis System in Germany & Austria
5. Transforming medical diagnosis with new scanning technology
6. Further 100 Million Euros Allocated to Netherlands-Based R&D Targeting the Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease
7. International Guidelines for First-Line use of Freelite(TM) in Diagnosis and Management of Multiple Myeloma to be Published in "Leukemia"
8. In 2008, Ipsogen Reinforced its Leadership in Molecular Diagnosis and Monitoring of Leukemia
9. deCODE Study Expands Clinical Utility of deCODE AF(TM) for Improving the Diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation and Preventing Stroke
10. SpectraScience Awarded Patent for Its Optical Biopsy System and Methods for Tissue Diagnosis
11. University of Southern California Receives Cancer Diagnosis System for Detecting Esophageal Dysplasia
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/27/2014)... August 27, 2014 In 2013, ... Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (LLNS), ... and deliver a state-of-the-art laser system for the ... Beamlines), under construction in the Czech Republic. , ... laser system, called the " High repetition-rate Advanced ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... DENVER , Aug. 27, 2014   MSC ... and patient safety, today announced the appointment of ... With 28 years of experience preparing companies ... in 2013 as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development ... healthcare performance improvement business , as well as corporate ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... August 27, 2014 The Global and ... study on the current state of the Trifluoroacetic Acid ... a basic overview of the industry, including definitions, applications ... domestic market analysis are provided with a focus on ... A comparison between the international and Chinese situation is ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... , Aug. 27, 2014 Research ... "Global Lactic Acid  (Biodegradable Polymer, Food & ... & Forecasts to 2019" report to their ... hydroxyl-carboxylic acid with an asymmetrical carbon atom. The ... biodegradable polymer, food and beverage, personal care product, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:LLNL Synchs up with ELI Beamlines on Timing System 2LLNL Synchs up with ELI Beamlines on Timing System 3MSC names Mary Beth Loesch President and CEO 2Trifluoroacetic Acid Industry (Asia, Europe, North America, ROW) Analysis Report Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Global Lactic Acid (Biodegradable Polymer, Food & Beverage, Personal Care & Pharmaceutical) Market - Trends & Forecasts to 2019 2
... Mass., March 2, 2011 – EMD Serono, Inc., ... today that it received a complete response letter ... (FDA) on the new drug application (NDA) for ... of cladribine, as a therapy for relapsing-remitting multiple ...
... that could be mistaken for packing material has the ... Professor Lei Zhai and postdoctoral associate Jianhua Zou have ... way that it could be used to detect pollutants ... energy more efficiently. The new material belongs to ...
... Life Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: LIFE ) ... investors as part of the UBS West Coast Life ... at the company,s headquarters in Carlsbad on Monday, March ... President and Chief Operating Officer, will present on behalf ...
Cached Biology Technology:EMD Serono Receives Complete Response Letter From FDA on Cladribine Tablets New Drug Application 2EMD Serono Receives Complete Response Letter From FDA on Cladribine Tablets New Drug Application 3EMD Serono Receives Complete Response Letter From FDA on Cladribine Tablets New Drug Application 4New 'frozen smoke' may improve robotic surgery, energy storage 2Life Technologies to Webcast Investor Presentation as Part of the UBS West Coast Life Sciences & Diagnostics Bus Trip 2
(Date:8/28/2014)... Invasives is now available from the Lady Bird Johnson ... for identifying harmful non-native plant, insect and other invasive ... States cause about $137 billion in economic and other ... kill native plants and more. , "By having streamlined ... invasive species occur, we,re more likely to catch these ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... healthier for your neighbors than traditional cigarettes, but ... a new study from USC. , Scientists studying ... decrease in exposure to harmful particles, with close-to-zero ... to some harmful metals in second-hand e-cigarette smoke ... tobacco smoke contains high levels of polycyclic aromatic ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... support of peer groups and clinicians is critical ... to recent University of Georgia research. , A ... County area determined that role models for successful ... of infants. , "Mothers who received that support ... said study co-author Alex Anderson, an associate professor ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Mobile app makes ID of harmful plants, insects in Texas a snap 2Second-hand e-cig smoke compared to regular cigarette smoke 2Breastfeeding study shows need for effective peer counseling programs 2
... discovery of a new fossil turtle species in Colombia,s Cerrejn ... in Panama and the Florida Museum of Natural History helps ... groups of turtles in South America. , Cerrejonemys wayuunaiki ... turtle. Its species name is the language spoken by the ...
... is the double-edged sword of biofuels: if you are making ... breakdown of cellulose. If you are using pyrolytic methods, ... cellulose. Whether you wish to maximize or minimize lignin content, ... elusive. Lignin is a key adaptation to life on ...
... The human body has developed various mechanisms, through ... For instance, killer-cells recognize and destroy altered cells in ... may be inhibited in growth by messenger substances from ... Immunology" at the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research (HZI) ...
Cached Biology News:Convergent evolution in lignin biosynthesis: Tools for re-engineering biomass composition 2The immune system's guard against cancer 2The immune system's guard against cancer 3
A univariate (peak height or area) quantitative multi-component analysis package....
... to identify over 150 peptide modifications ... isoforms, protein subsets, and suppress false ... associations and relationships easily. The software ... relative protein expression analysis for discovery ...
...
... B3 series of microscopes offer all of ... for laboratory work. Equipped with Koehler illumination, ... (ASC) objectives. The B3 is the workhorse ... binocular tube eliminates the need for re-focusing ...
Biology Products: