With Dr. Burgio (the founder's) medical and research background, he thought about and selected the most complicated and functional area of the body that he could think of - the spine and spinal column.
A common explanation of low back pain is (spinal) degenerative disc disease. There are four levels of DDD and it is widely accepted that the condition takes decades before it causes a problem.
Young asymptomatic spinal patients, with no history of back issues or pain. Mean age was 37-years-old.
According to previous research studies, our spinal experts expected to find 1-3% of our asymptomatic patients would have degenerative disc disease
12% of referred spinal patients had degenerative disc disease. This indicates that our zero bias research methodology and computerized system is more accurate than we predicted.
60% of the world's population and 45% of active United States military will suffer from spinal injuries. The earlier we can detect this condition, the more we can prevent surgery and opioid use later.