The Osteo-DENS is a specialized apparatus for treating the
problems with the neck. It is useful to those, who suffer neck
osteochondrosis, whiplash, a sense of congestion or fatigue in the region
of the neck and/or other problems in the region of shoulder girdle or
INDICATIONS FOR NEED:
The Osteo-DENS instument is
useful for anyone experiencing: pain syndrome, muscular stress, a
limitation of neck mobility, fatigue of muscles and other functional
disturbances. These conditions are usually caused by the diseases of
the neck muscles, diseased upper area of the spine, or whiplash
injury. Additionally, it is useful for treating pain in the shoulder
girdle area, as well as stiffness caused by prolonged forced neck
positioning or by hard physical work.
1. INTENDED USE
The Osteo-DENS device is intended
for electrostimulation of reflex zones on the posterior surface of the
human neck. The device has built-in electrodes and operates with the
use of 2 standard AA batteries.
The neck is the most mobile and
vulnerable part of the spine that is why every person has pain in the neck
during his or her life regardless of the age and gender. Among other
reasons for pain the most frequent ones are diseases and traumas of the
cervical spine, muscles, and neck ligaments. The name of the cranial
vertebra is "Atlas". Atlas in the Greek mythology is a Titan who supports
the dome of heaven on his shoulders. The neck supports the head,
nerve channels and blood supply of the brain. The general state of health
depends on the health of the cervical spine. That is why, pain in
the neck needs special attention and special treatment. Among methods of
treatment of acute and chronic pain in the neck, non-drug methods are
preferred nowadays. No matter which reason results in pain in the
neck, a complex of proper actions are needed for efficient treatment and
prophylaxis of attacks, among which dynamic electroneurostimulation (DENS)
has an important and vital position.
3. RESULTS Many years of scientific research provide
clear evidence that the DENS treatment effect demonstrates a powerful
healing influence. Research shows that the healing process is based
on multilevel reflex and neurochemical reactions which activate a chain of
regulatory and the adaptive 31 mechanisms of the body. As a result,
pain syndromes are eliminated, blood circulation is improved, biologically
active substances formation and metabolic processes in tissues are
activated, muscle and vascular tone are normalized. The dynamic
electroneurostimulation promotes improvement of the general state of
health, mood and increase of work efficiency.
4. CONDITIONS OF TREATMENT
You do not need any
special conditions for the procedure. You can self administer the
treatment procedures yourself. The therapy is taken in a comfortable
sitting or lying position. About 20 minutes are required for the
full treatment after which the Osteo-DENS will automatically turn
off. When the treatment procedure is complete, the patient should
relax for 10-15 minutes. Depending on the intensity of the disorder,
treatment should continue. on a daily basis, until the disorder is
resolved and good health in the neck area has been restored.
5. INTENSITY OF THE ELECTROSTIMULATING TREATMENT
The intensity (power) of electrostimulation is determined by
subjective patient's sensations. Electrostimulation intensity is
conditionally divided into three energy levels (electric ranges).
The first minimum level - the patient does not have any
subjective sensations or feels subtle vibrations in the subelectrode zone.
This light level should be applied in cases where treatment should not be
intensive, i.e. for patients with diseases of the cardio-vascular system
(arterial hypertension, arterial hypotension, syndrome of
vegetativevascular dystonia). For patients who often have headaches,
dizziness, treatment also shall be conducted at this minimum power level.
The second comfortable level - the patient feels light
pricking, vibration or light sensation without pain. It is applied
for mild pains or medium intensity pains. This is the most frequently used
The third maximum level - the patient feels fairly strong
pricking. Such intensity can be indicated by involuntary contraction
of muscles close to the electrodes. This level should be used in the
case of strongly expressed pain syndrome.