Alpha-Stim® Patient Testimonials
The doctors and therapists had never seen anyone recover
- Gil & Chella Reyes
In August of 2000 my wife Chella
(age 59), began having occasional sharp pains in both shoulders. The
diagnosis was Impingement syndrome. Our doctor recommended 6 weeks of
therapy which included range of motion exercise followed by a TENS treatment
and finally ice packs. This helped reduce the pain somewhat but Chella was
not able to perform her normal daily activities and the pain would become
worse at night and when doing the easiest of tasks.
On May 15th we decided to have a right shoulder acromioplasty performed.
This was done by Dr. Joseph Mayo in Placientia, CA.
The surgery went well, although there was more damage to the tendon than the
doctor had anticipated. He repaired the tendon and removed some of the bone
that was causing the impingement. He said the recovery would take 6-8 weeks
minimum, due the extent of the damage.
Approximately 2 weeks after surgery Dr. Mayo ordered therapy as before.
Range of motion, TENS treatments and ice. At this time we began using your
Alpha-Stim 100 at home. The therapists were very impressed with the unit and
highly recommended it's use. They instructed Chella on how to use the
Alpha-Stim 100 followed by ice packs. She continued the therapy for another
3 weeks. By then she had full range of motion with no pain.
The doctors and therapists had never seen anyone recover so quickly.
Instead of the 6-8 weeks Chella had full range of motion in 4-5 weeks, and
the pain in the left shoulder is nearly gone. She may not need surgery on
the other shoulder if we continue the Alpha-Stim treatments.
In addition to the shoulder treatments, Chella is using the Alpha-Stim 100
ear clips to help with anxiety and insomnia, which she has had all her adult
life. The results are encouraging.
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