Everyday we take technology for granted. From the convenience of having a smartphone to the innovations of modern medicine, technology is everywhere. Unless someone is suffering from back pain, they probably don’t put much thought into what technologies are out there to help treat a range of back problems. However, those technologies can be found in homes, hospitals, and treatment centers across the world and help millions of people overcome pain each and everyday.
Technology to Saves Spines
Just in the last year, numerous new technologies have been introduced on the market to treat an array of spinal problems. Here are some of the top ones which stood out in 2012:
1 Bendini System by NuVasive, Inc.
2 The MAST MIDLF Procedure by Medtronic, Inc.
3 FIREFLY by Mighty Oak Medical, Inc.
4 Y-Wire by Safewire
5 DeRoduction System by Biomet Spine
6 Translation Screw by Biomet Spine
7 SpinePort MIS Access System by TransCorp Spine
8 NuQu by ISTO Technologies, Inc.
In all of these treatments, great strides have been made in technique, simplicity, and sustainability. The tools and machines that these companies produce make operations and treatments on the spine easier and safer. Procedures are performed in less time, with less anesthesia, and the quality of the tools, rods, and screws are improved and longer lasting.
Technology has allowed spinal treatment to advance a lot in recent decades. As treatments becomes simpler to perform, more patients are able to be seen and even more cases of spinal injury are able to be cared for.
Non Invasive Technologies That Promote Back, Neck, and Joint Health
The treatments listed above are all relatively invasive. On the other end of the spectrum, chiropractic adjustments are often just as effective for treating certain kinds of pain. Spinal adjustments help people around the world improve their back health and alleviate lower back pain which can result from anything from heavy lifting to sitting at a desk throughout the week from 9-5.
Suffers of many different conditions can find relief from their pain with pain-free, fast, and affordable chiropractic treatments and regular exercises. Chiropractors are able to treat a range of common problems including:
- neck pain
- shoulder pain
- elbow pain
- hip pain
- knee, ankle, and foot pain
- back pain
Pain relief, improved overall health, and increased mobility can be achieved with treatments like chiropractic adjustments or spinal manipulation, massage therapy, and spinal decompression treatments (which treat injuries and displacements in spinal discs). All of these treatments can not only combat pain in muscles and joints, but also improve range of motion, alleviate stress, and even help patients get a better night’s sleep.
For more information about chiropractic technology, or to find treatment in the Seattle area, visit Graham Rehab on the web or at their wellness center in Downtown Seattle.