Reactiv8® for Back Pain
A New Solution for Lower Back Pain
You deserve relief from chronic pain, which is why our experts at OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports are here to help with the latest solutions, including ReActiv8 for chronic low back pain.
When your spinal muscles and nerves don't work or align properly, your spine may not get enough support, which can cause pain. This kind of pain usually comes from problems with your muscles and nerves that control the largest stabilizing muscle in your back, called the multifidus.
ReActiv8 helps overcome the problem with these muscles and nerves, allowing you to regain control of the multifidus. This improves the stability of your lower back and reduces pain caused by strain.
Watch the video below to learn more about how these muscles and nerves affect your back.
Who Should Consider ReActiv8?
Chronic back pain can be managed or relieved through a number of conservative or surgical methods. ReActiv8 may provide the best solution for you if:
- You have had back pain for more than 3 months
- Your back pain is worse than your leg pain
- Physical therapy and medicines haven't helped
- You think you have problems with the multifidus muscle
You can stop the cycle of pain, degeneration, and loss of function in your lower back with the ReActiv8 implant. This treatment helps stimulate the nerves in the muscle responsible for stabilizing your lower spine.
Treat the Cause
Restorative treatments focus on improving how your body works by fixing the underlying cause, not just treating the symptoms. Palliative treatments focus on reducing pain through methods like spinal cord stimulation, oral medication, injections, or nerve burning.
ReActiv8 helps restore control of your spine's muscles and nerves. During a simple outpatient procedure, ReActiv8 is placed under your skin. A small device called a generator is connected to two wires that stimulate the nerves controlling your multifidus muscle.
You have control over your therapy sessions, which are done twice a day for 30 minutes. It can feel like a deep tissue massage and gives you:
- Control—Helps improve the signals from your nerves that activate the multifidus muscle.
- Function—Improves the way the multifidus muscle works, providing stability to your spine.
- Stability—Increases the stability of your spine, which reduces pain.
Start Feeling Better—Visit Alabama’s First ReActiv8 Expert
Leading the way in minimally invasive and interventional treatments for the region, Dr. Bradly Goodman performed the first ReActiv8 procedure in Alabama. With exceptional training and experience, Dr. Goodman can help determine the source of your pain and work with you to find the right solution.
To determine if you are a candidate for ReActiv8, call (205) 228-7600 today or request an appointment with Dr. Goodman online.