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Published: Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 2014 Volume: 44 Issue: 2 Pages: 45–57 DOI:10.2519/jospt.2014.5065
Exercise Only, Exercise With Mechanical Traction, or Exercise With Over-Door Traction for Patients With Cervical Radiculopathy, With or Without Consideration of Status on a Previously Described Subgrouping Rule: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Conclusion - adding mechanical traction to exercise for patients with cervical radiculopathy resulted in lower disability and pain, particularly at long-term follow-ups. The study protocol was registered at http://clinicaltrials.gov(NCT00979108)
Yes. Many clinicians do charge cash for the treatment. Amounts vary based on market demographics. Amounts range from $15.00 to $75.00 per treatment based on how comprehensive their treatment program is and what it encompasses.
“Under certain circumstances, the physician may need to indicate that a procedure or service was distinct or independent from other services performed on the same day. Modifier 59 is used to identify procedures [and/or] services that are not normally reported together, but are appropriate under the circumstances.”
Modpod is completely unique. It is the first and only clinical device that is portable and 100% focused on the cervical spine. It delivers all the same treatment options as your current system or any of the other decompression products, delivering the same quality results. The difference is: it takes up less space, costs far less, and is completely portable.
TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) is a non-invasive, drug free method of controlling pain by the transmission of electrical stimulation to the body's nerve or muscle fibers through the skin. Pain relief is achieved by suppressing the transmission of pain in nerves (Gate Control Theory) and increasing the discharge of the body's endorphins, which reduces the sensitivity to pain in the central nervous system (Opiate Release Theory). WiTouch®/Neubac®'s exclusive and patented waveform incorporates BOTH clinical theories of TENS to provide immediate and long-lasting pain relief. The WiTouch®/Neubac® provides a safe, easy to apply, medically approved pain management system for self-treatment when needed. The WiTouch®/Neubac® Product is perfect for those with chronic low back pain.
WiTouch®/Neubac® Products utilizes TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) technology, which is a non-invasive, drug-free method of controlling pain by the transmission of electrical stimulation to the body’s nerve or muscle fibers through the skin. It may sound complicated but the function of TENS is really pretty simple. It works by suppressing pain signals being sent to the brain from the muscle and nerve fibers.
Results are dependent on many factors, however you may feel immediate relief as soon as you start the device, and you may feel pain relief as long as 3-4 hours after use.
WiTouch®/Neubac® Products can be used by anyone in need of back pain relief from young adult to retirement age. It is to be used by adults only. Keep out of reach of children. WiTouch®/Neubac® is intended for use on the otherwise healthy back that is sore and aching. Do not apply the WiTouch®/Neubac® Product to any other body area except the back; do not apply to swollen, infected or inflamed areas of skin eruptions. Please see your doctor about using WiTouch®/Neubac® Products if you've recently suffered from an acute trauma or fracture or following recent surgery. DO NOT use WiTouch®/Neubac® Products if you have a cardiac pacemaker, implanted defibrillator, or any other implanted metallic or electronic device. Consult with your doctor before using WiTouch®/Neubac® Products If you are in the care of a doctor or if you have had medical or physical treatment for your back pain.
No. The safety of nerve stimulation has not been established during pregnancy; therefore do not use this device if you are pregnant, or suspect that you are pregnant.
No, WiTouch®/Neubac® Products should not be worn while sleeping.
No, WiTouch®/Neubac® Product should not be worn while driving, operating heavy machinery or any other activity in which electrical stimulation can put you at risk of injury.
WiTouch®/Neubac® Products can be worn at home or at the office, but it should not be worn in work settings in which heavy machinery is operated or any situation in which electrical stimulation can put you at risk of injury. WiTouch®/Neubac® Products should not be worn during strenuous physical activity as this may affect the proper adhesion of the device.
WiTouch®/Neubac® Products can be worn all day. The device does not have to be removed between stimulation treatments.
No, WiTouch® Products are designed specifically for the treatment of back pain. WiTouch® Product were designed to specifically fit the back and will not fit other body areas to allow performance. WiTouch®Products can be used on the lower back areas.
Hot and humid conditions can affect the adhesion properties of the WiTouch®/Neubac® Product gel pads, so care should be taken in such conditions. Heat and humidity will not affect the operation of the device.
WiTouch®/Neubac® Product gel pads are single person use and should not be shared between people. The WiTouch®/Neubac® devices can be used by other people with proper cleaning of the device and new gel pads applied.
If you notice the WiTouch®/Neubac® Product is losing its ability to stick to the body, it is time to replace the gel pads. The gel should be replaced on your WiTouch®/Neubac® Product when the adhesion diminishes. This will vary person to person and depending upon skin preparation, but 3-5 applications is typical.
Gel pads will stick effectively for 3-5 applications on average. The number of applications depends on skin preparation and skin type. Excessive oil, moisturizers and perspiration will affect the gel pads’ ability to adhere properly. You should always clean the treatment area with soap and water before applying your WiTouch®/Neubac®to ensure optimal adhesion.
The number of uses you can obtain from gel pads will vary, primarily due to skin preparation. Each time WiTouch®/Neubac® Product is removed from the back, dead skin cells are also removed and adhered to the gel pads. Over time, the accumulation of this “skin cell debris” diminishes the gel pads’ ability to adhere. Insufficient skin preparation will also affect gel pad adhesion.
Yes, the WiTouch®/Neubac® devices can ONLY be used with the gel pads designed specifically for WiTouch®/Neubac® Products. Attempted use of WiTouch®/Neubac® Products without WiTouch®/Neubac® Gel Pads can result in skin irritation or burns.
The main device may be OFF and should be turned ON or your AAA batteries may be dead or inserted incorrectly. If you receive yellow blinks on the remote when the START button is pressed, the remote control is not able to communicate with the device. Note the main unit automatically shuts OFF after 2 hours of inactivity.
Change your batteries. The blinking yellow indicates low battery.
WiTouch®/Neubac® Products cannot be operated without the remote control, so you will need to order a replacement remote control by ordering in the WiTouch®/Neubac® online store or calling WiTouch®/Neubac® Customer Service. You will need to provide the serial number of your WiTouch®/Neubac® Product, which can be found on your WiTouch®/Neubac® Product storage box or inside the WiTouch®/Neubac® Product battery compartment underneath the AAA batteries.
The WiTouch device uses (2) AAA batteries. The remote control uses (1) CR2032 lithium coin battery.
The 2 AAA batteries in the WiTouch®/Neubac® device will last for approximately 150 treatments, depending on the intensity. The remote control CR2032 battery life is dependent upon frequency of use and may last approximately up to 6 months.
To replace the battery, locate the slot on the lower right corner of the remote control. Use the enclosed screwdriver tool or a coin to open the remote battery cover at the slot. Use the screwdriver to push the CR2032 battery out of the battery holder. Insert a new CR2032 battery into the battery holder with the + side of the battery facing upward. Replace the remote battery cover and snap together to close.
WiTouch®/Neubac® Products should be gently wiped clean with a damp cloth and mild soap. All soap residue must be removed before use. DO NOT submerge or immerse the device in water or other liquids as it will damage the device.
WiTouch®/Neubac® Products should be stored in the storage box included with your device. If the device is being stored for a short time between uses and the gel pads are still applied to the device, the green protective liners should be applied to the gel pads before storage. If the device will be stored for a long period of time, the 2 AAA batteries should be removed from the main device.