Imaging rates driving up failed back surgery syndrome treatment costs

by / Sunday, 24 January 2016 /

Imaging rates for failed back surgery syndrome patients have increased nearly 40% from 2000 to 2012, driving up health care costs and utilization in this patient population, according to a speaker at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. MRI use increased nearly 73% and CT scans increased by nearly 200% between 2000 and 2012 for patients with failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS).

A more balanced use of imaging will become more important as health care in the future is poised to transition to a value based reimbursement structure.

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Integrity Life Sciences delivers a multitude of orthotic treatment options to address one of the most costly systemic ailments in the world, chronic low back and neck pain. Our advanced solution begins with the Integrity Spinal Care System (ISCS). Our ISCS non-surgical spinal decompression therapy systems are engineered to provide pain relief for compressive and degenerative conditions of the spine. Specifically, conditions that may be treated include: neck pain and back pain associated with herniated discs, protruding discs, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome, and sciatica. It achieves these effects through decompression of intervertebral discs, that is, unloading due to distraction and positioning.

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Integrity Life Sciences has been exclusively granted the use of all of the technology, products, US Patent and Trademark Office’s assignments, logos and other forms of intellectual property that were created by Axiom Worldwide, Inc. The agreement specifically includes the flagship product DRX 9000.

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