A company called dorsaVi produces a device called a ViMove that attaches to your spine and records your movements. The idea is to help a patient identify which positions or activities are causing him or her back pain. Using this data, as a form of bio-feedback, a back pain suffer can change his or her patterns and have fewer symptoms. This seems logical, but it also sounds a whole lot like nonsense. Too often people have turned to machines and other gizmos to solve intractable problems. But, new research suggests that the ViMove might really work. 112 patients took part in a study comparing ViMove to a placebo. The results, published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders showed that between 35% and 47% of the non-placebo group showed improvement. You can already get this treatment in Europe and Australia. Approval is still pending in the United States. It will be interesting to see if the ViMove sensors encourage people to be even more sedentary. This could occur if there is patients have ever more direct feedback about what causes them pain. If these patients avoid anything that causes symptoms, that would seem to lead to atrophy and even more adverse consequences. All in all, this sounds more like science fiction than science. But, perhaps this is a good way to modify harmful behaviors.
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Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.