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SCENAR therapy

Self-Controlled Energy Neuro-Adaptive Regulator (SCENAR): It was first invented in Russia in the mid 80s under space and military research programs. SCENAR device generates electrical impulses that are physiologically similar to our own bodies neurological impulses. SCENAR impulses get applied to your skin, then the body uses its own reflexes, in a  biofeedback process at real time and biological speed. By continuously using biofeedback, the SCENAR modifies each successive input signal to either amplify or dampen the form of the pathological signals that exist in the body.

Pain is the most common complaint to be dealt with the SCENAR therapy by blocking  transmission of the pain impulses in the nerve endings.

I use SCENAR to send a signal along peripheral nerve fibers, allowing suppression of  pain that occurs in the brain cortex. By rubbing the SCENAR impulses over an inflammed or restricted fascial area, there is reduction of the swelling/edema around the nerve fibers leading to reduction of pressure effects on the nerves.

 

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Laser Therapy for Pain Relief

I stopped using the Biolase and am now testing out a new Laser device/system.  Class IV Laser Therapy  for pain relief are becoming more and more mainstream. I started using laser more than 5 years ago. I have more experience with warm laser than most practitioners. Laser therapy reduce pain associated with inflammation and swelling.

Sometimes I use the laser as a stand alone treatment and with other clients they require laser in conjuction with Radial Shock Wave Therapy, the Deep Muscle Stimulator (DMS), SCENAR or hands-on therapy.  I continue to recommend  stretching, corrective exercise and diet recommendations.

I also look at clients  shoe wear and arch supports(or lack of support) – sometimes wearing better or different shoes with inserts helps make a big difference in low back pain. I discuss sitting and standing posture. Prolonged sitting without taking a break is a major contributor of back and neck pain. The new recommendation for taking a break from sitting is stand-up every 20 minutes for at least two minutes– don’t let your muscles tighten up in the first place. Reduce the time spent sitting!

Please come in and feel the new Laser. Call 310-444-9393

Staying innovative as always! Best, Jeff

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Arthritis…back pain…headaches…stomach problems… Whatever the cause, you just want the pain to go away – FAST.

Your medical doctor can prescribe the latest pain relievers (with side effects!).  But many of my patients are getting better long-term results by eating the right FOODS and taking the right SUPPLEMENTS and learning proper EXERCISES. The nutritional and exercise work I am doing with patients is exciting and involves educating patients to the proper diet and which supplements to take. Keep reading through the website and you will see many articles and posts that can help you decide if this approach is right for you. Call me at 310-473-2911 for specific questions regarding your individual case.

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Laser Therapy May Improve Outcomes in Fibromyalgia

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/723164?sssdmh=dm1.621178&src=nldne&uac=15003AN

June 8, 2010 (Baltimore, Maryland) — New data presented at the American College of Sports Medicine 57th Annual Meeting suggest that the application of class 4 infrared light lasers to fibromyalgia trigger points improves upper body flexibility. This finding is important because fibromyalgia is often difficult to treat with pharmacologic agents, and patients seek alternative regimens to ease their discomfort.

39 women (52 ± 11 years of age) were randomly assigned to receive 8 minutes of laser therapy or sham heat therapy twice per week for 4 weeks. Treatment consisted of the application of laser therapy or sham heat therapy to 8 standardized points located across the neck, shoulders, and low back.

The impact of laser therapy on upper body flexibility in patients treated with laser therapy was significant, compared with those treated with sham heat therapy. However, there was no improvement in functionality or pain score between the 2 groups. There was an increase in the amount of time between bouts of severe pain in laser-treated patients, compared with sham-treated patients.

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Daily Ginger Consumption Found To Ease Muscle Pain

For centuries, ginger root has been used as a folk remedy for a variety of ailments such as colds and upset stomachs. But now, researchers at the University of Georgia have found that daily ginger consumption also reduces muscle pain caused by exercise.

Ginger has been shown to exert anti-inflammatory effects and decrease pain. Cooking with ginger is one way to increase your intake. Another way to benefit from the pain-relieving effects is to make a shake with UltraInflamX 360.

UltraInflamX® Plus 360° is a medical food made by Metagenics formulated to provide specialized nutritional support—including reduced iso-alpha acids (RIAA, from hops), L-glutamine, and easily digestible rice protein. UltraInflamX includes ginger and rosemary. It also provides turmeric extract, which has been shown in research to inhibit the activities of a wide variety of enzymes, cytokines, eicosanoids, and reactive species implicated in pain and inflammation.

Another recommendation to help decrease pain is to increase EPA-DHA consumption (Omega 3 fish oils). I recommend EPA-DHA 720 by Metagneics.

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