New Medical Device Considered A “Godsend” To Those With Back Pain.

A 77 Year old Ronald Mcafferty has been suffering from back pain for the past 35 years. Like many with chronic back pain, Ronald has undergone surgery to correct his herniated disc to resolve the issue. Years later, Ronald started suffering from sciatica. Physical therapy, constant OTC pain meds, and even chiropractic care did not assist in alleviating Ronald’s pain. After trying everything, Ronald decided it was time to see a doctor again and was told he had radiculopathy and arthritis of the lumbar spine. As a result, Ronald was given a series of 3 steroids shots, which only helped temporarily.

Shortly after his diagnosis, Ronald was then told he has neuropathy in his right leg. Ready to give up and seek assistance from his neurosurgeon and orthopedist, Ronald decided to try the NeuroMD Corrective Therapy Device. What attracted Ronald to the device was the clinical studies and research that went into it. 

Four weeks into using the NeuroMD Corrective Therapy Device and sticking with the stretches provided in the complimentary ebook provided by NeuroMD, Ronald states:

“…and I must say that I am on my way to a cure. It has been a miracle so far for me and I’m singing its praises and I urge anyone who has experienced/is experiencing constant back pain for whatever the cause, buy this NeuroMD device and start using it. You will be amazed at the results!”. 

Over 97% of back pain issues are caused by musculoskeletal issues. Interesting fact, being that back pain is one of the most common ailments within the United States. Based on Ronald’s testimony, we decided to reach out to NeuroMD to gain a better insight on how this startup company is changing the approach to pain management.

TMT: What is the NeuroMD Corrective Therapy Device?

NMD: First off, I would like to say thank you for having me here! The NeuroMD Corrective Therapy Device is an at home device which helps patients with back pain; anything from failed spinal surgeries, sciatica, arthritis, muscle spasms, SI joint pain to poor posture or muscle weakness. The NeuroMD Corrective Therapy Device uses NeuroMuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) technology to target motor nerves, which elicit a muscle contraction; hence, directly affecting the musculoskeletal system. NeuroMD’s first pain reduction pathway is through strengthening and balancing the muscles in the lower back which stabilize and align the spine. The secondary pathway of pain relief is NeuroMD’s ability to reduce inflammation and heal damaged tissues by increasing blood flow to the area. There are various parameters consisting of waveforms, frequencies, pulse durations, and duty cycles, which affect the body differently. The Corrective Therapy Device uses parameters that target deep spinal stabilizing muscles to contract while strengthening those muscles to assist in stabilization of the spine.

TMT: Sounds like a TENS unit.

NMD: Glad you brought that up because we get that a lot! My response is going to be a bit lengthy because there’s so much to know, but I’ll try to keep it as short as possible.

To better understand the differences between NeuroMD’s NMES (Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation) and TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), we must first understand the difference between sensory nerves and motor nerves.

Sensory nerves carry signals from the outer parts of your body (periphery) into the central nervous system. Whereas motor nerves (motoneurons) carry signals from the central nervous system to the outer parts (muscles, skin, glands) of your body.

TENS and NMES target different nerve groups of the body. TENS targets the sensory nerves, which temporarily masks pain signals to the brain. NMES targets motor nerves which elicit a muscle contraction, directly affecting the musculoskeletal system. The sensory and motor nerves are recruited with different electrical parameters, which is why NMES and TENS affect the body differently. NeuroMD’s NMES incorporates preset parameters based on the findings of multiple clinical studies. This targets deep, spinal stabilizing muscles to help alleviate back pain.

TMT:  Is there anyone that should not use this device?

NMD:  Unfortunately, yes. This device is not recommended for those that use pacemakers, have electronic implants, or are pregnant. As always, we recommend consulting with your primary physician before starting any new exercise program or treatment modality.

TMT: Does insurance cover the device?

NMD:  At this time, it is not covered by insurance. However, we have been approved for use with HSA and FSA’s. We are currently working with insurance companies to provide coverage for the device. However, we don’t have an ETA as to when it will become approved through Medicare, Medicaid, and other major carriers. 

TMT: Well, I think you’ve answered the most popular questions a lot of our viewers have and we thank you for joining us on our interview. Good luck with everything.

NMD: Thank you for having me and for anyone that wants to get lasting back pain relief, you can try the device with a 60 day home trial by visiting our website: GetNeuroMD.com 

While there is no overnight cure for back pain, this cutting-edge technology is sure to change the future of pain management. This novel approach to pain relief has shown to be effective in numerous studies and patients as well as physicians are reporting remarkable results.

Overall as more and more people discover this innovative back pain relief device by NeuroMD, the less they will have to resort to painkillers, invasive surgeries, and long recovery periods.

Jessica Rhodes joined The Medical Times in August 2019 as a general assignment reporter. She was born and raised in Morris County, New Jersey, but found her passion in New York. Jessica is a recent graduate from NYU where she studied communications and worked behind the scenes for the local news station where she was a desk assistant and news researcher.