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Spinoscopy: A lab test to measure the function of the spine

LED markers placed along the back are used to track movement, which is measured by a high resolution camera. Electrodes measure the activity of the lower lumbar muscles.

For the basic test, a series of movements are performed, including stationary standing, flexion, extension, and lateral bending. The same movements are repeated with incremental increases in weight lifted.

This data is used to compare complex biomechanical patterns of spinal coordination to a database of normal motion patterns. Biomechanical coordination patterns differ according to age, height, weight, and load lifted.

When there is an injury, the patterns show characteristic changes.

To minimize the inconsistencies of human interpretation, the Spinex International automatically interprets data and generates an assessment of spinal function. The result is a fully objective, quantitative "lab test" for the spine.

The Spinex International is an essential tool to help physicians make dependable diagnostic decisions and clarify the true clinical nature of low back pain.

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