Meditech's Howie Bartz Releases 2014 LSO Brace Patient Satisfaction Survey

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96% of Patients Reported Pain Relief

Howie Bartz, President & Founder of Meditech, announced results of a recent survey conducted to assess overall patient satisfaction with Meditech's LSO brace and its perceived effect on back pain and activity levels. One hundred patients, ranging in age from 44-100 years, completed questionnaires. Nearly all (n=97) patients reported having experienced back pain of at least 6 months’ duration, and none had undergone surgery or spinal procedures within 30 days prior to the time the survey was conducted.

Patients provided self-assessments of pain with and without the back brace using a scale of 1 (no pain) to 10 (severe pain). The pain level was unchanged in 4 patients using the brace, while the balance of patients experienced reduced pain levels to varying degrees. For simplicity, changes in pain scores have been grouped into categories (mild, moderate, and significant) and changes in activity levels after or while wearing the brace have been similarly categorized and presented.

A scale of 1 (bed ridden) to 10 (fully active) was used. Two patients reported a mild (1-2 point) decrease, while activity level was unchanged in another 9 individuals. The vast majority of remaining patients experienced mild to moderate increases in activity level as indicated in the chart. "We're extremely pleased with the results of this study," said Howie Bartz. "Overall, 96% of patients reported pain relief and 89% of patients reported an increase in activity level." Bartz added, "Their self-assessments show the capacity for Meditech's braces to improve quality of life for patients and contribute to customer satisfaction."

The full study may be accessed here:

About Meditech and Howie Bartz

Meditech is a nationally recognized provider of medical devices and ancillary physician programs founded by Howie Bartz in 2007. Mr. Bartz began his career as a Physical Therapist with a specialty in spinal orthopedics. Through his clinical experience, he saw a need for physical therapy treatments that would be more effective for home use such as TENS, muscle stimulation and traction. Mr. Bartz found that these products worked in perfect conjunction in the field of interventional pain management as conservative treatment options for spinal diseases.

Howie Bartz founded Meditech with the vision of providing quality medical products packaged with superior clinical support. The business model created is unique in that it creates a turn-key program for physician practices that not only benefits the care of patients, but can be a significant source of revenue generation for the practice. Meditech also offers a number of ancillary programs for physicians to its line of products and services, which include: Compound Pharmaceuticals, Genetic (DNA) testing, Urinalysis, Physical Therapy and Medical Billing.

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