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Who should utilize electrical bike stimulation therapy?

Who should utilize electrical bike stimulation therapy?

Paralysis patients: If i'm understanding the question, that's a treatment for individuals either partially or completely paralyzed below the waist, used to maintain muscle tone. ...Read more

Dr. Vikram Patel
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Electrical Stimulation (Definition)

Electrical stimulation is sometimes used in an attempt increase muscle strength in children with cerebral palsy. The electrical stim units are often applied during sleep. There is little data to support the ...Read more


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Is electro stimulation therapy appropriate for bicep tendonitis?

Is electro stimulation therapy appropriate for bicep tendonitis?

It depends: Electric stimulation has been used for over 100 years. These days you have units that use either milliamps or microamps. There are now very sophisticated microcurrent machines in use by physicians, chiropractors, pts and athletic trainers. I think they are the most effective. Find a frequency specific microcurrent provider who has a machine w/ many settings including ones just for tendons. ...Read more

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What is transcranial magnetic stimulation (tms)?

What is transcranial magnetic stimulation (tms)?

For depression: TMS is a treatment for depression. It is very well tolerated and may work when medications do not. In one study, about 60% get better w/ the treatment and about 40% have no symptoms of depression after the treatment. It works by stimulating a part brain which modulates mood, called the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. It is beginning to be covered by more insurances. I highly recommend it. ...Read more

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Whats transcranial magnetic stimulation?

Whats transcranial magnetic stimulation?

Treats Depression: The brain is an electric organ as much as it is a chemical one. Tms "activates" a specific part of the brain which relieves depression. It is safe and effective. It has been used to study and treat depression since the 1980s. It is given 5 days a week, 20minutes a session, for 4-6 weeks and can be very expensive. ...Read more

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What is transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation used for?

What is transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation used for?

TENS: Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (tens) uses low - voltage electrical current to relieve pain. ...Read more

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What is transcranial magnetic stimulation?

Electromagnetic rx: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (tms) is a noninvasive method to cause depolarization or hyperpolarization in the neurons of the brain. Tms uses electromagnetic induction to induce weak electric currents using a rapidly changing magnetic field; this can cause activity in specific or general parts of the brain with minimal discomfort, allowing the functioning and interconnections of brain. ...Read more

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Does electrical stimulation hurt?

Does electrical stimulation hurt?

No: E stim is not like getting shocked. It can be quite tolerable and should not hurt at all. If it hurts it is being done too aggressively. ...Read more

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How does vagus nerve stimulation therapy work exactly?

VNS: Vagus nerve stimulation is a neuromodulation system that provides constant electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve in the neck. It is indicated for epilepsy and depression. The exact mechanism of action is unknown. ...Read more

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Does the cranial electro stimulation machine really work and improve anxiety,depression?

Does the cranial  electro stimulation machine really work and improve anxiety,depression?

Alpha - Stim: Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation - doesn't work on 100% of people. I currently use this with a # of my patients. It helps the majority. I test the patient with CES first. If it isn't making a difference - we don't use it. The patients who find it effective really love it. Yes it can help. Take care. ...Read more

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What can vagus nerve stimulation therapy do for epilepsy?

What can vagus nerve stimulation therapy do for epilepsy?

Prevent seizures: Vagus nerve stimulation (vns) is designed to prevent seizures by sending regular, mild pulses of electrical energy to the brain via the vagus nerve. These pulses are supplied by a device something like a pacemaker. http://www.epilepsy.com/epilepsy/vns. ...Read more

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Can transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation deal with back pain?

Can transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation deal with back pain?

Yes: Tens may decrease pain, particularly that associated with muscle, ligament and nerve mediated pain (as opposed to that originating from bone). ...Read more

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Does transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for mummular headache or other head pain work?

Does transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for mummular headache or other head pain work?

Temporarily: Tens or transcuteous nerve stimulation is a usefull modality for temporary relaxation of certain muscles associated with headaches, and neck and shoulder pain. ...Read more

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Can electrical muscle stimulation (ems) technology help tone up muscles?

Can electrical muscle stimulation (ems) technology help tone up muscles?

YES: Filipovic, kleinöder dörmann, an mester in a review published in 2011 (j strength cond res. 2011 nov 5) found that ems could increase fitness and performance. ...Read more

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Can electrical stimulation work for my erb's palsy?

Electrical stimulati: It certainly could and its worth a try. However this should be done by directly stimulation on the spinal cord- it probably will not work in any other area. ...Read more

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Is brain wave therapy safe?

Is brain wave therapy safe?

Not sure: Not sure what you mean by "brain wave therapy". Transcranial magnetic stimulation alters brain waves, as does biofeedback and even cognitive behavioral therapy and meditation. ...Read more

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Who benefits the most from transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation?

Who benefits the most from transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation?

TENS: Although it has been used to treat other types of pain, transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (tens) is often used to treat pain related to muscle, joint, or bony problems. ...Read more

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Is electrical muscle stimulation machine for physical therepy for a previous shoulder dislocation helpful?

Yes.: It can improve muscle and nerve function, and improve circulation to the area. A damaged area of tissue will have altered voltage on the surface of the cells. The status of this voltage can affect healing, especially if it is low. I do not see much downside to using it in conjunction with other therapy. ...Read more

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Can the vagal nerve stimulation device cause cardiac arrest?

Can the vagal nerve stimulation device cause cardiac arrest?

A first: I am not aware of any reports of this happening, and a quick search of the literature turned up nothing. ...Read more

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Is electrode shock therapy effective for bi-polar 1 disorder?

Is electrode shock therapy effective for bi-polar 1 disorder?

ECT: Course of ECT effective when all other approaches failed or medications contraindicated and severity warrants it. ...Read more

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How are deep brain stimulation devices implanted?

How are deep brain stimulation devices implanted?

Surgically: Burr hole, advance electrode to appropriate depth, the impulse generator goes to your chest like a cardiac pacemaker. For details ask google - lots of patient resources with images etc available online. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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