Disclaimer: The studies below are NOT funded by NeuroMD Medical Technologies. The National Institutes Of Health funded the academic clinical studies. There are no conflicts of interest or bias in any of these studies. This NMES technology is clinically proven to work and will provide positive results when it is used in accordance to the protocol. You can view the full studies on the governments website with the citation links provided below.
5 Clinical Studies
1. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation training results in enhanced activation of spinal stabilizing muscles during spinal loading and improvements in pain ratings.
-"Analysis of results revealed clinically and statistically significant improvements in indicators of both muscle groups' performance, as evidenced by ultrasound evaluation of activation during voluntary activity. These improvements were associated with significant improvements in self reported pain levels, suggesting that NMES has an important role to play in Chronic Lower Back Pain rehabilitation."
Coghlan, S., Crowe, L., McCarthypersson, U., Minogue, C., & Caulfield, B. (2011). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22256103
2. The effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on the activation of deep lumbar stabilizing muscles of patients with lumbar degenerative kyphosis.
- "In conclusion, lumbar stabilizing muscles of patients with Lumbar Degenerative Kyphosis were significantly activated by NMES. Protocol A+B maximally stimulated all the studied deep spinal stabilizing muscles (LM, TrA and OI) as evidenced by RUSI. The protocol A+B may aid the development of practical NMES systems for LDK patients who suffer from postural deformity and Lower Back Pain."
Kim, S. Y., Kim, J. H., Jung, G. S., Baek, S. O., Jones, R., & Ahn, S. H. (2016, February. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4792980/
3. Clinical effects of electrical stimulation therapy on lumbar disc herniation-induced sciatica and its influence on peripheral ROS level
-"the difference was statistically significant (p<0.05), indicating that the electrical stimulation therapy can effectively reduce the pain degree of patients with lumbar disc herniation-induced sciatica and improve the peripheral ROS level, thus promoting the recovery of patients."
-"In conclusion, in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation-induced sciatica, electrical stimulation therapy can effectively reduce the pain degree, relieve the clinical symptoms and signs, improve the peripheral ROS level and prevent the oxidative damage of myocardial tissues and other complications, so it is worthy of clinical application and promotion."
Wang, L., Fan, W., Yu, C., Lang, M., & Sun, G. (2018, September). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6146184/
4. Trunk Muscle Training Augmented with Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Appears to Improve Function in Older Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Preliminary Trial
-"Clinically important reductions in pain of greater than 2 points on a numeric pain rating scale during the course of the trial. But, only the TMT+NMES group had clinically important improvements in both performance-based and self-reported measures of function. In terms of the participants' global rating of functional improvement at 6-months, the TMT+NMES group improved by 73.9%."
-"In conclusion, this preliminary investigation has demonstrated that TMT+NMES is a safe and acceptable intervention that may have the potential to improve physical function in older adults with chronic LBP. It is particularly interesting to note that TMT+NMES appears to have the potential to result in longer term functional improvements than our passive control approach which was grounded in the use of passive treatments. "
Hicks, G. E., Sions, J. M., Velasco, T. O., & Manal, T. J. (2016, October). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4935645/
5. Electrical muscle stimulation as an adjunct to exercise therapy in the treatment of nonacute low back pain: a randomized trial.
- "At the 2-month follow-up interval, subjects in the treatment group had statistically significantly improved lumbar spine function compared with the control subjects. This effect continued during the last 4 months of the study after electrical stimulation had been discontinued. This suggests that electrical muscle stimulation can be an effective adjunctive treatment modality for nonacute low back pain. The effects of this combined therapy seem to last beyond the duration of electrical stimulation treatment."
Glaser, J. A., Baltz, M. A., Nietert, P. J., & Bensen, C. V. (2001, October). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14622808