NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Spinal Surgical Devices: Technologies and Global Markets


A focus on how nonfusion products, including dynamic stabilization (or motion-preservation) devices and total disc replacement (TDR) are becoming the treatments of choice, especially for younger, more-active patients

Analysis of the global spinal devices market, with data for 2008, estimates for 2009, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2014

A breakdown of end-user markets, including hospitals, research facilities, freestanding spinal care clinics, and outpatient centers

An overview of the history and current state of medical spinal fusion and nonfusion devices

Comprehensive patent analyses.

INTRODUCTIONMost people at one point or another have experienced back pain. The pain usually lasts for only a short duration and then resolves itself with little or no medical attention. For others, however, the pain is unresolving, chronic, and severe, and may involve neurological symptoms, including radiating pain or numbness down an arm or leg. For these relatively few sufferers, surgical intervention may be necessary.

As individuals age, the effects of wear and tear on the body accumulate. This is true of the spine. Degenerative changes, not a single traumatic blow, are the cause of most cases that result in spinal surgery. These degenerative