In most industrialized countries, chronic low back pain is recognized as a widespreadcondition. However, a Special Report is now featured in the January issue of Pain Medicine News. The Special Report was first featured in the December 2007 issue of Anesthesiology News and was then presented on-line at: www.painmedicinenews.com in early January.
The article has since become the most read article on this website. The Special Report highlights exciting research on a medical device that offers patients a non-surgical treatment option in treating chronic low back pain. The authors of this Special Report are from the prestigious institutions of Duke University School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. They conclude their Special Report by stating, “computerized nonsurgical spinal decompression systems were designed to provide maximum patient benefits with the use of a noninvasive approach that may help minimize health care resources and offer a potentially optimal therapeutic approach to the treatment of LBP (low back pain).”