How Does ReActiv8 Work?

Many studies show that restoration of muscle activation is an important step in the treatment of chronic low back pain.1,2

ReActiv8 is a small implanted device which stimulates the nerves responsible for activating the key muscles that stabilize the lower back.

Similar to exercise programs used to restore muscle control3, you deliver ReActiv8 sessions twice a day for about 30 minutes. During the sessions ReActiv8 will activate the muscles in your lower back. You are always in control of the stimulation session via a handheld wireless remote control.

Over time, the stimulated activation may help your brain and body learn how to better control the muscles in between sessions. Restoration of muscle control and spine stabilization allows your body to recover from chronic low back pain2

  • 1 Hebert, J. J., Koppenhaver, S. L., Magel, J. S. & Fritz, J. M. The relationship of transversus abdominis and lumbar multifidus activation and prognostic factors for clinical success with a stabilization exercise program: a cross-sectional study. Arch. Phys. Med. Rehabil. 91, 78–85 (2010).
  • 2 Costa, L. O. P. et al. Motor control exercise for chronic low back pain: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. Physical therapy 89, 1275–86 (2009).
  • 3 Hides, J. A., Jull, G. A. & Richardson, C. A. Long-term effects of specific stabilizing exercises for first-episode low back pain. Spine 26, E243–8 (2001).