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Title:
NON-INVASIVE METHOD OF SPINAL INTERVENTION AND USE OF DEVICES EFFECTIVE FOR SPINAL INTERVENTION
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2011/145069
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A non-invasive spinal and upper cervical impulse treatment device comprising a stylus configured to apply a repetitive sinewave impulse on a vertebrae of a patient within specified ranges of feree, acceleration and frequency, the stylus also configured to allow alignment with a treatment vector derived by a processor. The device is integrated within an assembly comprising a body imaging device, a processor, a controller and an actuator. The preferred ranges for the impulse characteristics are: a force within the range of 5.5 to 12.2 Newtons, preferably within the range of 8 to 12 Newtons, a shear acceleration within the range of 0.5 to 5 g, preferably below 2.2 g, and a frequency within the range of 5 to 175 Hertz, preferably between 50 and 110 Hertz. Treatment conditions may be varied depending upon the size of the patient, which includes human and veterinary patients.

Inventors:
DESMOULIN, Geoffrey T. (Unit 308, 828 West 8th AvenueVancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1E2, CA)
HUNTER, Christopher J. (Centre for Bioengineering Research, and Education Schulich School of Engineering,,University of Calgar, 2500 University Drive NW Calgary Alberta T2N 1N4, CA)
Application Number:
IB2011/052190
Publication Date:
November 24, 2011
Filing Date:
May 19, 2011
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Assignee:
OPTIMA HEATH SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (Unit 308, 828 West 8th AvenueVancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1E2, CA)
DESMOULIN, Geoffrey T. (Unit 308, 828 West 8th AvenueVancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1E2, CA)
HUNTER, Christopher J. (Centre for Bioengineering Research, and Education Schulich School of Engineering,,University of Calgar, 2500 University Drive NW Calgary Alberta T2N 1N4, CA)
International Classes:
A61H1/00; A61B6/04; A61H23/02; A61H37/00; A61B5/055; A61B6/00
Foreign References:
US20080312724A1
US20050054958A1
US5618315A
US4549535A
Other References:
DESMOULIN G.T. ET AL.: 'Spinal mechanism of pain control' CLINICAL JOURNAL OF PAIN vol. 23, no. ISSUE, 07 September 2007, pages 576 - 585
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
THOMSON, Gordon (Suite 204, 1027 Pandora AvenueVictoria, British Columbia V8V3P6, CA)
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