ReActiv8 Implantable Muscle Stimulator for Treating Chronic Lower Back Pain EU Cleared

ReActiv8Mainstay Medical, a company based in Ireland, received European approval and is launching in Germany its ReActiv8 neurostimulator. The device is designed to address chronic lower back pain, but it works rather differently than common spinal stimulators that mask electric pain signals moving up the nerves.

Instead the ReActiv8 stimulates the multifidus muscle that runs along the spine and is key in stabilizing the joints within. The control of this muscle is often damaged due to injury to the back and spinal joints end up flexing too much, causing pain.

As the name implies, the ReActiv8 stimulator reactivates this muscle during patient controlled therapy sessions. These can be done at home with the ability to set how much stimulation is received.


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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