A New Treatment For Chronic Back Pain
For pain associated with instability of the back, activating and building muscles in the back can result in pain relief. Some of these muscles, however, can be extremely difficult to strengthen with traditional exercises.
A new implantable device has been developed which operates by stimulating the nerves responsible for activating these key muscles, stabilising the lower back and enabling pain relief. We are proud to have been one of only a few centres across the world to have been involved in clinical trials testing this new treatment, and our own Dr Bruce Mitchell was the first physician in the world to implant this device into a human.
We are pleased to announce that the successful results observed from the clinical trials has led to approval by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for the device to be used as part of standard of care in Australia, and the device is now listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG).
Dr Bruce Mitchell is pleased that he can offer this treatment to more patients as soon as the device is commercially available in Australia, which is expected later this year. This device offers a treatment option for patients suffering from chronic back pain conditions where previously there were very limited options available.