AposTherapy®
for lower back
pain

Lower back pain explained

Twenty percent of musculoskeletal consultations are related to the back – most of which are related to lower back pain (i.e. low back pain or lumbar pain). The most common classification of lumbar pain is non-specific low back pain (NSLBP).

In NSLBP, the lower back muscles surrounding the spine can be thrown into an uncomfortable defensive over-activity, known as “bracing,” which can make the spine more vulnerable to chronic injury. By training the muscles around the spine to transfer the pressure away from the affected area, it may be possible to safely undo the “bracing” response associated with chronic injuries, and, in turn, relieve the pain that caused the bracing in the first place.

Interestingly, studies have found that being appropriately active can be far more beneficial than the historical prescription of bed rest.

AposTherapy® and lower back pain

AposTherapy® is designed to help you live better by addressing both the symptoms of non-specific low back pain (pain, pressure, bracing) and the biomechanics related to them.

Non-invasive, drug-free and easy to use, the AposTherapy® device is used for about one hour a day, and works around your schedule – you can wear it at home, at work or outside. Specially customized for each patient, it shifts the weight off of the affected area, significantly reducing pain with minimal effort on your part. When used over time, your neuromuscular patterns may improve – resulting in a “carryover” effect that you enjoy even while not wearing the AposTherapy® device

AposTherapy® may help you live better with your lower back condition and, when used over time, may help you better manage the discomfort as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Clinical research about AposTherapy®

Robust clinical research supports the science behind the biomechanical principles and mechanism of action of AposTherapy®. To date, there have been two published studies showing the benefit of AposTherapy® in improving gait and quality of life for patients suffering from chronic non-specific low back pain26,27.

Unique
benefits of
AposTherapy®

  • Clinically supported
  • Non-invasive and drug-free
  • Reduces pain, improves function and quality of life
  • Convenient and fits easily into your daily routine
  • Personalized to your body frame and movement patterns
  • Ongoing care for optimal results

Non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) is a condition that can be influenced by a number of pathologies including:

  • Sacroiliac joint pain (si joint pain)
  • Lumbar radiculopathy (sciatica)
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Herniated disk
  • Ruptured disc
  • Slipped disc
  • Degenerative disc disease

Non-specific low back pain is the most common classification of low back/lumbar pain. This is the type of lumbar pain that most people will have at some point in their lives – a sudden, acute, debilitating spasm. It’s called “non-specific” because no single problem or disease can be identified as the source and it often stems from a combination of factors.

The all-too-familiar symptoms of non-specific low back pain—sharp pain, stiffness and difficulty moving—usually decrease in a matter of days, enabling a return to normal activity. However, when the symptoms last for more than three months, the condition is considered chronic.
Non-specific low back pain is defined as pain of the lower back that cannot be attributed to a specific pathology. Hence the name, “non-specific.” Therefore, non-specific low back pain can be addressed by reducing the pain it causes and/or improving the patient’s function.

Is AposTherapy®
right for me?

Generally, AposTherapy® is not suitable for individuals who:

  • Have unexplained recurrent falls
  • Experience balance problems (that require using a walking aid indoors)
  • Suffer from especially severe osteoporosis

Otherwise, if you have knee pain and you want to enjoy walking again, then you are likely to be a good candidate for AposTherapy®.

Is anything else
hurting you?

Why AposTherapy®?

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of patients would recommend AposTherapy® to friends and family1

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of candidates for surgery said they expected to delay or avoid surgery based on the initial results of AposTherapy®2

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reduction in pain killers consumption while using AposTherapy®3

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