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Apr 8, 2021 03:12PM
Sure thing! Happy to answer any question I can about it. The machine looked like an ekg machine.. flat with dials and 5 different wires that each had 2 electrodes attached. We talked about where my numbness is and he put one electrode on my leg and the other at the base of my spine. Did it for each “set” of electrodes.
Once both ends were attached, he would adjust the dial. It felt almost like a tens machine at the chiropractor. He did it for each of the electrodes. It didn’t hurt, just felt kinda weird.
When they were all attached, he would turn up the dial until I said “when”. It isn’t meant to hurt, it tickles a bit.
The first day was weird because I started to have more feeling in the leg than I had for the previous 4 years. By the second day, I really could feel a difference. That evening, I was standing at the sink and realized that I was putting equal weight on both legs, something I haven’t done in over 4 years. I just stood there and looked at my legs.
The doc told me that the numbness could come back and if it does, that he’ll bring me back in for a session or two. He said after the initial treatment, it doesn’t take much for the nerves to calm down and not register in my brain as “numb”, so it usually only takes 2 or 3 sessions for them to calm down again.
My doc did tell me that it works better for neuropathypain than for numbness, but both can see results from it. He added that if you respond to the first treatment, you will always be a responder. It’s more about telling the damaged nerves to pipe down and training the brain that all is well.
Happy to answer any questions, if I can. I’m definitely a believer.
10/2011, IDC, Stage IIA, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
5/2017, Stage IV, metastasized to bone