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Clinical Test of Magnetic Back Belt for Back Pain Relief


By Batts Laboratories

A clinical study of Dr. Bakst Magnetics Super Back Belt was conducted in August 2007 by Marlowe J. Schneidkraut, Ph.D, D.A.B.T. and Charlotte Kiosea, Study Director, of Batts Laboratories, Inc.  

The study shows that 28 volunteers with chronic back pain wore the Dr. Bakst Magnetics Super Back Belt for periods of 4 hours, 24 hours or 7 days.  The selected volunteers did not use any other analgesic, treatments or therapies during the study period and were in contact with the Study Director on a daily basis.  

Each Dr. Bakst Magnetic Super Back Belt contained 28 neodymium, unipolar magnets with a total of 280,000 gauss power.  The belts are designed so that the negative poles of the magnets are positioned to face the body.  Each individual belt magnetic field density was verified using one Kilogaussmeter IDR-309 which was certified as calibrated.

Before and after wearing the Dr. Bakst Magnetic Super Back Belt, the volunteers rated their level of pain on a comparative pain scale of 1 – 10.  A rating of 1 indicates only “very mild” pain (very light barely noticeable pain, like a mosquito bite or a poison ivy itch.)  A rating of 5 indicates very “distressing pain (Strong, deep, piercing pain, such as a sprained ankle when you stand on it wrong, or mild back pain. Not only do you notice the pain all the time, you are now so preoccupied with managing it that you normal lifestyle is curtailed.)  A rating of 8 indicates utterly horrible pain (Pain so intense you can no longer think clearly at all, and have often undergone severe personality change if the pain has been present for a long time. Suicide is frequently contemplated and sometimes tried).  And, a rating of 10 indicates “unimaginable” pain (Pain so intense you will go unconscious shortly. Those who have suffered a severe accident, such as a crushed hand, and lost consciousness as a result.  Most people have never experienced this level of pain.).

Following application of the Dr. Bakst Magnetic Super Back Belt for four hours, twenty four hours, or seven days, all of the volunteers reported a significant reduction in of their back pain when compared to their pretreatment levels.  Moreover, the level of pain reported by the volunteers continuously decreased over time, thus indicating a benefit from increased exposure to the magnetic field.  The average pre-treatment and post-treatment pain scores for the volunteers are presented in Table 1 below. 

Table 1: Effect of varying treatment times on the back pain scores. 

Treatment Duration 

Pretreatment Score 

Post Treatment Score 

Four Hours 

(n = 9) 

4.0 +1.4 

2.3 + 1.3* 

One Day 

(n=9) 

4.4 + 1.7 

1.6 + 1.3* 

Seven Days 

(n=10) 

5.5 + 2.1 

1.3 + 1.2* 

Data are expressed as mean + standard deviation of the pain scores before and after treatment.  

 Actual ratings are presented in the following tables:  

Group 1 Treatment for four hours 

  

  

  

SCORE 

SCORE 

Subject ID 

Diagnosis 

Before 

After 

20071121  

fasciatis 

3 

1 

20071102  

DISH 

4 

3 

20071116  

fasciatis 

2 

0 

20071125 

fasciatis 

5 

3 

20071103 

sciatica 

6 

4 

20071130 

fasciatis 

4 

2 

20071107  

osteoarthritis 

3 

2 

20071126 

fasciatis 

3 

2 

20071117 

neuropathy 

6 

4 

  

  

  

  

MEAN 

  

4 

2.333333  


 

Group 2 Treatment for 24 hours 

  

  

  

SCORE 

SCORE 

Subject ID 

Diagnosis 

Before 

After 

20071127 

neuropathy 

6 

2 

20071122 

fasciatis 

4 

2 

20071113 

fasciatis 

2 

1 

20071123 

DISH 

5 

1 

20071106 

fasciatis 

6 

1 

20071115 

fasciatis 

3 

0 

20071128 

fasciatis 

2 

0 

20071118 

pinched sc nv 

6 

3 

20071117 

neuropathy 

6 

4 

  

  

  

  

MEAN 

  

4.444444 

1.555556 

  

Group 3 Treatment for Seven Days 

  

  

SCORE 

SCORE 

Subject ID 

Diagnosis 

Before 

After 

20071101 

sciatic,deg disc 

8 

2 

20071120 

deg. Disc 

5 

1 

20071112 

fasciatis 

2 

0 

20071108 

neuropathy 

5 

1 

20071104 

discopathy L4 

8 

4 

20071105 

fasciatis 

4 

0 

20071119 

lneuropathy 

3 

0 

20071110 

fasciatis 

6 

1 

20071109 

neuropathy 

6 

2 

20071132 

L4 pinched nv 

8 

2 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

MEAN 

  

5.5 

1.3 

Volunteer Demographics

Total number enrolled    30
Number Completed    28
Age    22 - 77
Gender    16M, 12F
Ethnic Background   
Caucasian    18
Hispanic    5
African American    2
Asian    3

At the conclusion of their study, Batt’s Laboratories concluded that:  “Application of the (Dr. Bakst Magnetic Super Back Belt) for four hours, twenty four hours, or seven days was associated with a significant reduction in the self- reported pain score when compared to pretreatment values.”

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