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by Norm
Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Where to go from here
Replies: 19
Views: 4082

Re: Where to go from here

I too have severe debilitating RLS below the knees. I had tried everything (and I really mean everything), couldn't take the drugs, and also like you, had no where else to go. I lived in your situation. The CP Relief Wand (you can Google) worked for me and it has worked for me 100% every night for a...
by Norm
Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Where to go from here
Replies: 19
Views: 4082

Re: Where to go from here

Sleepnot,
Is your RLS in only your legs and primarily the lower legs?
by Norm
Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: TENS stimulation for WED/RLS: Effective parameters
Replies: 47
Views: 10283

Re: TENS stimulation for WED/RLS: Effective parameters

Hi Badnights, The data that I referred to was distributor data and is not intended or ever accessible for the public. I only happened to know someone and they showed me some non confidential information. However, I understand that a scientific pilot study on RLS with the CP Relief Wand should be pub...
by Norm
Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: TENS stimulation for WED/RLS: Effective parameters
Replies: 47
Views: 10283

Re: TENS stimulation for WED/RLS: Effective parameters

Yes I do, Badnights. I have severe RLS/WED below the knees. My left leg is much worse than my right leg.
by Norm
Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: TENS stimulation for WED/RLS: Effective parameters
Replies: 47
Views: 10283

Re: TENS stimulation for WED/RLS: Effective parameters

ViewsAskew, Without doubt, I have been down that road myself. All the ads for products that don’t work...Grrr. Even the best scientific studies leave plenty of room for doubt for the individual patient. Nothing works for everyone. RLS remains a hideous disease. As it progresses over the years, it su...
by Norm
Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: TENS stimulation for WED/RLS: Effective parameters
Replies: 47
Views: 10283

Re: TENS stimulation for WED/RLS: Effective parameters

"the demonstration from this distributor is free. So no one has anything to lose and everything to gain." ummm ... they're a distributor of the product. They will gain a sale by convincing the patient it works, so the patient consequently will lose the cost of the product if he's erroneou...
by Norm
Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: TENS stimulation for WED/RLS: Effective parameters
Replies: 47
Views: 10283

Re: TENS stimulation for WED/RLS: Effective parameters

Hi Badnights, Re: Double Blind Studies I agree with everything you said. Thanks for clarifying any misunderstanding. The misunderstanding was that I spoke of "Statistics" from a DME Distributor. DME distributors are licensed in almost all states. All are monitored closely by Medicare and i...
by Norm
Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: TENS stimulation for WED/RLS: Effective parameters
Replies: 47
Views: 10283

Re: TENS stimulation for WED/RLS: Effective parameters

prpl luv wrote "The statistical info cited by Norm was based on a “study” conducted by the makers of the CP Relief Wand, and not published in peer reviewed professional journals. I’m very skeptical about this info, since it is not based on studies conducted by independent parties with no vested...
by Norm
Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: TENS stimulation for WED/RLS: Effective parameters
Replies: 47
Views: 10283

Re: TENS stimulation for WED/RLS: Effective parameters

How did you access this unpublished statistical information? Are you affiliated with CP Wand manufacturers in some way? It would be nice if these results were published so others can learn from and build on them. The main reason people choose not to publish in my experience is when their results do...
by Norm
Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: TENS stimulation for WED/RLS: Effective parameters
Replies: 47
Views: 10283

Re: TENS stimulation for WED/RLS: Effective parameters

Aipulu, Happened to notice your post regarding you pain relief problems with a TENS unit. As I had mentioned with RLS, TENS devices transmit a current through the electodes, into and through the body to the other electrode. The path of this current is the most critical element but is mostly unknown....
by Norm
Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: TENS stimulation for WED/RLS: Effective parameters
Replies: 47
Views: 10283

Re: TENS stimulation for WED/RLS: Effective parameters

Electric current is very effective for reliably desensitizing the nerves associated with RLS. I and many other RLS patients are proof of this. However, the real difficulty is getting the electric current to go where it need to go. This is the challenge and the reason why TENS is very often a hit a m...
by Norm
Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Ah! TENS gets in the game
Replies: 8
Views: 1786

Re: Ah! TENS gets in the game

Electric current is very effective for reliably desensitizing the nerves associated with RLS. I and many other RLS patients are proof of this. However, the real difficulty is getting the electric current to go where it need to go. This is the challenge and the reason why TENS is very often a hit a m...
by Norm
Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: trying a radically different approach
Replies: 16
Views: 3526

Re: trying a radically different approach

ViewsAskew,

A friend mentioned to me that a better term for me to use instead of "RLS Trigger Points" would be "Abnormal Sensation Regions".
by Norm
Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: trying a radically different approach
Replies: 16
Views: 3526

Re: trying a radically different approach

Hi ViewsAskew, You are certainly correct, My description of trigger points is my own terminology since I don't know what else to call them. I have not read the book by Davies but a friend had read this book and suggested that they were trigger points of a different kind. I agree with you that there ...
by Norm
Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: trying a radically different approach
Replies: 16
Views: 3526

Re: trying a radically different approach

Hi timo, Trigger points are the best description I know. I too have RLS from the knee down. I also have a pacemaker which is not effected from this treatment, even during an ECG. The muscles run up and down the leg. The nerve trigger points lay deep within the muscle. A particular muscle may have se...

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