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What is RPT
Radial pulse therapy is a non-invasive treatment for musculoskeletal issues that may not respond to conventional physical therapy, osteopathic manipulation or massage techniques. Muscular pain affects many individuals in the State of Maine, from Aroostook County to York County. For some Mainers pain is a nuisance, but for others it is effects every aspect of their daily lives. This chronic pain may be related to scar tissue adhesions formed in the soft tissues or tendons and ligaments post injury. Scar tissue can also adhere to and put pressure on nerves, which can also cause pain.

Radial Pulse Therapy essentially presses the “reset button” on your pain. RPT helps break up scar tissue on chronic hard to target areas in your body, taking pressure off surrounding nerve entrapments, increasing circulation to dense fibrotic tissue. This allows the body to heal itself more effectively and increase Range of Motion.

How does RPT work?
Similar to how a pebble creates a ripple, wave or wake in calm water, RPT delivers a mechanical energy or pulse into the targeted soft tissues. It sends thousands of sound wave pulses into a precisely targeted tissue or muscle and works in tandem with your body’s healing processes to relieve pain. The energy created in the scar tissue will help soften the area, and reinitiate the body’s natural healing response.

How Does RPT treatment feel?
RPT is a non-invasive process with no side effects and many patients have found it to be an effective alternative to surgery. However since RPT releases deep embedded scar tissue, some muscles soreness may be experienced post treatment. For maximum benefit, the sound waves are accurately adjusted for both depth and intensity and can help to heal tissues that lie too deep for conventional physical manipulation or massage.

What can RPT do for my condition?
Radial pulse therapy is used to treat both acute and chronic pain in the muscles and joints. It’s commonly used to relieve painful conditions such as plantar fasciitis with heel spurs, tennis elbow, jumper’s knee, and myalgia.

It’s particularly useful in the treatment of pain caused by:
• myofascial dysfunction
• tendinopathy
• Trigger points
• Repetitive stress injuries
• enthesopathy
• Soft tissue strain

Mend Health & Wellness offers this innovative treatment to patients in Scarborough, Maine near South Portland. If you’re on the Westside of Scarborough and are looking for an alternative to surgery for acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain, call our office or book a consultation with one of our sports chiropractors.
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What is Synaptic Electronic Activation?

Synaptic Electronic Activation or SEA is a method of pain-control that generates a sophisticated electronic signal with a wide frequency band, to modify neurochemicals naturally released in the body. The purpose is to safely treat and subdue the pain, numbness, and tingling that affects patients with varying degrees of neuropathy, nerve pain and chronic pain. Unlike other treatments, SEA requires no surgery and no narcotics or opioids for natural pain relief.

How long are treatments?
Usually between 20-40 minutes, depending on the provider. Treatments are usually provided in two 20-minute sessions one right after the other. The protocol recommendation is 20 minutes at one frequency level. When the first treatment period is complete, the provider will move onto the second 20 minutes at the next higher frequency level. As with any medical treatment, results and duration of treatment are dependent on the patient’s condition, treatment compliance, genetics, diagnosis and other factors. Typically patients undergo treatment for 6-8 weeks.

How does it work?

The treatment delivers an electronic signal to the body’s deep tissues The SEA variable waveform simulates the “electrical burst” (Action Potential) that occurs when cells (neurons) fire, rather than using a simple electrical output as with conventional devices (E-stim, TENS). SEA is delivered by one or more sets of electrodes placed at the pain site. The electrodes may be located strategically on/near the affected areas or closer to the central nerve branch for systemic treatment sweeps. The electronic signal has a unique, biocompatible waveform, so called because of its similarity to the electric waveform generated by the human body.

Research has demonstrated, that using SEA technology, the levels of neurochemicals are modulated both during and after treatment. That neurochemical modulation explains the clinical results in terms of pain reduction, tissue anesthesia and analgesia, enhanced tissue resolution and reduction of symptoms associated with acute or chronic nerve pain.

The electronic SEA signals can safely and effectively create lasting pain relief for patients suffering with but not limited to other hallmark symptoms associated with painful chronic nerve conditions such as:
• Pre and postoperative pain,
• Burning pain,
• Numbness/ tingling
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Neuritis
• Radiculopathy
• Inflammatory Conditions
• Neuromas
• Restless Leg Syndrome

Used as a conservative standalone treatment or combined with your medical regimen, it does not require surgery or narcotics (opioids). Mend Health & Wellness offers to patients in Maine near South Portland. If you close to Scarborough and are looking for an alternative to surgery for acute or chronic neuropathic pain, call our office or book a consultation with one of our chiropractors nearby.
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What is Flexion Distraction?
Flexion Distraction is a chiropractic technique used to treat many conditions of the lumbar spine. It is a non-surgical technique aimed at increasing spinal motion and resolving disc bulges and disc herniations. The treatment is excellent as a safe, gentle, non-force procedure and works well to take pressure off the spinal nerves that may be injured or dysfunctional.

Flexion Distraction involves using a special table that distracts and flexes the spine in an automated and gentle rhythmic motion. The Chiropractic Doctor will use some manual techniques with the table to resolve the disc herniation or bulge. The goal is to allow the spine to move correctly in a manner that will remove pressure from the disc bulge. It does this by creating a negative pressure that pulls the disc bulge back into the spine. The flexion distraction motion also maintains healthy discs through imbibition. The motion allows nutrients into the spinal disc and keeps them well articulated.

If you are interested in obtaining more information regarding flexion distraction and low back pain relief treatments in Portland Maine, please contact our Mend Health and wellness team in Southern Maine.
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How does topical pain relievers work?
Once a muscle or joint is injured, regular exercise is typically the key to rehabilitation. But when pain limits a body's ability to exercise, the healing process takes longer.

Our Southern Maine Chiropractors proudly incorporate Biofreeze products to help break this pain cycle, by relieving pain through a method known as "Gate Control," or "gating." In the gating process, menthol acts to stimulate specific sensory receptors in the skin, thereby blocking other receptors from sending pain signals to the brain.

Biofreeze products provide temporary relief from minor aches and pains of sore muscles and joints associated with simple backache, arthritis, bruises, strains and sprains. Biofreeze Pain Reliever may be used up to four times a day - both before exercise or therapy (to relieve painful movement), and afterwards (to soothe muscle or joint soreness). In some cases, Biofreeze products may even be used during exercises or therapy.

If you are interested in purchasing Biofreeze directly please visit our office in Scarborough Maine, or contact our Mend Health and wellness team in Southern Maine.