ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Axiobionics (www.axiobionics.com), a leading medical device company focused on the rehabilitation of patients with physical disabilities, creates individually made suits that stimulate nerves and muscles to treat muscle atrophy, spasms, and chronic pain. The suits were designed to help patients overcome persistent and disabling pain, the kind of pain that hinders quality of life, reduces sleep, and prevents people from having the capacity to work. There are millions of people in the U.S. who live with chronic pain on a daily basis. According to the Institute of Medicine, one-third of Americans suffer from chronic pain. Richard Milbank is one of those unfortunate individuals. He has been living with intense pain since 2010. When working as a contractor in Iraq for the Department of Defense, he fell from a high retaining wall and severely injured his back and neck. While the injury did not paralyze him, it left him with unrelenting pain that traditional pain management failed to effectively treat.
"In my practice as an orthotist and prosthetist I routinely came across patients like Mr. Milbank whose lives were ravaged by pain. I couldn't sit idly by and let this happen. I had to do something that would help these individuals live a reasonably good life, free of the destructive forces of chronic pain," says Philip Muccio, CPO- President and Founder of AxioBionics. "We didn't just invent a product. We created a highly personalized, clinically sound approach that resonates with the patients."
Mr. Milbank's pain is now successfully managed with Wearable Therapy®. He was fit with a tailored BioVest that covers the entire area of his back that he wears 22 hours a day. His pain and spasms have decreased by 75%, and he dramatically reduced his pain medications. He emphatically states: "I wouldn't want to live life without Wearable Therapy."
With a passion for excellence in patient care, Axiobionics designs, manufactures, and fits a wide array of innovative and life-changing medical devices for people with medical conditions effecting the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Axiobionics promotes healthier bodies by providing conservative, non-pharmacological, patient-matched solutions to complex medical conditions.