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The TISC ReActiv8® Programme

The TISC ReActiv8® Programme provides a safe, effective, and durable treatment for patients with mechanical Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP). Through thoughtfully designed steps, patients on the TISC ReActiv8® Programme experience support across a unique sequence of consultations to increase the likelihood of a successful outcome 

  • Group education session by a Device Expert and a Counsellor
  • (Optional) 1-1 education session by a Device Expert
  • Introduction to related research projects by a Researcher


  • Functional examination and assessments by an Exercise Physiologist
  • Wellbeing and pain assessments by a Counsellor
  • Identify suitability for ReActiv8®
  • Medical review of all previous assessments and workup review by Spinal Surgeon
  • Health optimisation review
  • Informed consent
  • Optimise factors across medicine, movement, and mind
  • ReActiv8® device implantation by a Surgeon
  • Overnight hospital stay
  • Recovery support
  • Device activation (2 weeks post implantation)
  • Progress review and device adjustments (6 weeks post implantation)
  • Progress review and device adjustments (3, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months post implantation)

The ReActiv8® Device

The Mainstay ReActiv8® stimulator works differently from existing spinal cord stimulator devices and is therefore a suitable treatment in different scenarios. It is designed to stimulate the nerves that activate the muscles that stabilise the lower back to deliver Restorative Neurostimulation­™. Other stimulator devices are designed to ‘mask’ pain signals.

More information can be found on the Mainstay Medical website

Could the Programme Help Me?

Do you suffer from long term low back pain? 

Is your pain more in your back and not in your legs? 

Does this pain stop you getting the most out of life? 

Have other treatments (such as medications and hands-on treatment) not helped enough? 

Are you ready to try something different? 

If this describes you, you may be suitable for the TISC ReActiv8® Programme

Interested in more information?

Complete the form below and we will contact you to discuss next steps

Please download the TISC ReActiv8® Programme referral form and forward to

The International Spine Centre® via fax:

F: (08) 8223 3766