Lumbar Stimulation Belt for Therapy of Low-Back Pain
2009 (English)In: Artificial Organs, ISSN 0160-564X, E-ISSN 1525-1594, Vol. 33, no 1, 54-60 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Electrical therapy, Low-back pain, Active lumbar belt
Medical Laboratory and Measurements Technologies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-32857DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-1594.2008.00674.xISI: 000262634200007ScopusID: 2-s2.0-58649124524OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-32857DiVA: diva2:412226
QC 201104212011-04-212011-04-212011-04-21Bibliographically approved