Mainstay Medical was founded in 2008 by entrepreneur Dr. Danny Sachs. The company’s ReActiv8 neurostimulator is intended to treat chronic low back pain caused by arthrogenic muscle inhibition. This is a neuroprotective condition in which the brain reflexively attempts to limit motor stimulation and movement in muscles surrounding a joint in response to damage or injury to the joint. In patients with this type of back pain, an initial injury triggers this reflexive inhibition, and the brain tries to limit painful movement by altering nerve transmissions to the deep stabilizing muscles of the spine, causing a loss of motor control, an unstable spine, and greater susceptibility to reinjury.
Neuros Medical, a Cleveland, Ohio based neuromodulation company, developed the Altius implantable system to deliver Electrical Nerve Block therapy for the treatment of chronic pain in a variety of applications including neuroma/residual limb pain, chronic post surgical pain, and chronic migraine.