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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) Message Board

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Hi Daylilyfan!

I'd be more than happy to answer your questions. Yes it is made by Dynatronics. Do a search on the web so see if a physical therapist has the machine. If your in Ohio, just click on that state, and it will list the names. The FDA approved it in 2001 for treating chronic pain, and it is a non evasive way, similar to accupuncture, says my neuro. I'd be so lost without this machine. Most pt's know about RSD, and mine dx'd me with mine. I know others here had their Therapist tell their doctors too.
They make you do a 10 day trial at pt, and I would highly recommend that someone drive you there and back. The machine stimulates your central nervous system, and after repeat treatments it balances it out. After the 3rd visit with the STS, I slept for the first time in 5 years since I had this monster invade my body! :D And it just kept getting better after each 1 hour treatment. I used to lay down and watch tv, but now I sit up and read the paper or go on the computer while on it. You can't use the machine if you have heart problems or cancer. The treatment book is divided into 17 target areas, from your head to your toes. I use the shoulder one, even though I have a neck and shoulder injury. The shoulder one included the esphopagus as well, and before I started treaments, I was constantly throwing up, and losing more wight which was not good. Well it cured that too. I will mention, in 2005 I had a repeat MRI on my neck which showed possible tumour, and was hesistant to use the machine, but I did anyway. Last thing I wanted was a biopsy on my neck, where they did my surgery :eek: But my last MRI this year showed no cancer or tumour! :bouncing: I think the machine had something to do with it.l

I know we have RSD in the same upper left extremity. Mine too has spread into the left jaw, but also down to my left wrist. I hurt it opening a door and have a huge cyst on the wrist, which hurts, and varies in size. But with the the RSD, the last thing one wants to do is have surgery. Do you have problems in your wrist too? At what level was your injury? Mine was at C5-C6 & C6-C7. But my last MRI showed I have severe cevical disc degenerative disease from C2 down to C7. That could explain my wrist. You said you got injured in your right foot and they thought it was RSD then, but you didn't have the sensitivity issue. I think alot of research and awareness has come about with RSD lately, that everyone doesn't show the same signs or symptoms. Is this when you discovered the Tens unit? They bought me a Tens, which I through in my closet, I bought the Mens, which worked on a low mghz , and it worked for about 2 weeks, then it joined the tens. The STS has 4 frequency levels, and the lowest is 2 hz.The highest it goes is up to 94 hz. I started out at he 2 hz level, and 2 1/2 years later I'm up to the highest level! I also have tapered off alot of my meds too. I was taking 30 + pills a day and now I'm down to around 11 a day. ;)

I also wanted to add that it is possible you could have had RSD with the first injury, and it went into remission, and now that you have another injury with RSD it I would think the prior injuries could hurt too. The body is all inter connected. I used to walk with a limp, because when I stood on my left leg, it would shoot pain all the way up. The machine has fixed that too. My girlfriend on the Big Island, is a LMT, and she has been healing people with various ailments with this machine, in cojunctions with maassage with awesome results. She thinks her RSD is in remission. One can only hope. The home unit cost me $3k, but was worth every penny. If you have anymore ?'s just ask away. I don't know how you don't take any meds. I take MsCotin and I just started working retail. Not sure how long I can keep that up, becuase I'm on my feet for 4 hours straight. But it gets me out of the house and away from my teenagers! I'm anxious to see how it works for you. Aloha Skooze

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