Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Lumbar Stimulation Belt for Therapy of Low-Back Pain
KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Surface Chemistry.
Show others and affiliations
2009 (English)In: Artificial Organs, ISSN 0160-564X, E-ISSN 1525-1594, Vol. 33, no 1, 54-60 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We developed the STIMBELT, an electrical stimulation system that comprises a lumbar belt with up to eight pairs of embedded electrodes and an eight-channel electronic stimulator. The STIMBELT is an assistive system for the treatment of low-back pain (LBP). We describe here technical details of the system and summarize the results of its application in individuals with subacute and chronic LBP. The direct goals of the treatment were to relieve pain, reduce muscle spasms, increase strength and range of motion, and educate individuals with LBP in reducing the chances of its reoccurrence. The outcome measures include: a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), the Oswestry LBP Disability Questionnaire, the Short Form (SF)-12 health survey, and the Manual Muscle Test. The results indicate significant benefits for individuals who use the STIMBELT in addition to the conventional therapy as opposed to only the conventional therapy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 33, no 1, 54-60 p.
Keyword [en]
Electrical therapy, Low-back pain, Active lumbar belt
National Category
Medical Laboratory and Measurements Technologies
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-32857DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-1594.2008.00674.xISI: 000262634200007ScopusID: 2-s2.0-58649124524OAI: diva2:412226
QC 20110421Available from: 2011-04-21 Created: 2011-04-21 Last updated: 2011-04-21Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Bijelic, Goran
By organisation
Surface Chemistry
In the same journal
Artificial Organs
Medical Laboratory and Measurements Technologies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 24 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link