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Who are the 85% that don’t know about the Best Pain Relief Available Today?

Recent estimates are that only 15% of the population has had Chiropractic care. So who are the 85% that are not? Most likely, they are people suffering from neuromusculoskeletal ailments, disabilities, and post surgical pain that have become chronic. They are our men and women in uniform that need chiropractic because of the physical demands of their jobs or they suffered an injury and now have disabilities that limiting their lives and livelihoods.

Or they are children that have “growing pains” (a concept that only exists in the US, by the way). Or they are people of all ages with headaches, sport injuries, car accident victims or work injuries. Several years ago, carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive motion injuries replaced back pain as the number one cause of industrial injury and yet the 85% still don’t know that chiropractors work on more than just the back.

So what is the common denominator? They just don’t know what we do and they also don’t know how effective we can be and treating those issues. Instead they suffer and may fall victim to chronic use of prescription pain killers that damage their organs and joints. They are needlessly suffering from lack of knowledge.

For those chiropractors that focus on the whole body and scar tissue removal, there may be 70% to 85% of the population that need our services but don’t know what you do. All they know are the myths and misconceptions about our profession.

But what if there was a way to treat these potential patients that gave faster results with less pain and in some cases dramatically reduces or eliminates the embedded fibrosis and scar tissue that causes pain and limits their ability to move and heal? Do you think the word would spread faster? Do you think that you could reach a wider audience in your practice? Do you think that Chiropractic could start to address the needs of that 85% who are suffering? Talk about new patients…these are the ultimate new patients – ones that we are bringing to the profession from our effectiveness.

Imagine a device that treats scar tissue by instantly disrupting its structure and thereby releasing the tissues it encapsulates, whether it be nerves, muscles, ligaments, tendons or circulation while preserving the integrity of the tissue. That’s targeted high vibration therapy, which is accomplished by a machine called Rapid Release Technology.

Targeted High Vibration Therapy, AKA RRT relies upon the scientific fact that scar tissue is much more brittle than normal muscle and other soft tissues and these brittle fibers break apart when the right frequency hits it. The mechanical wave produced – like the wave formed from a drop of water in a still pond – is specifically calibrated to disrupt excess scar tissue or fibrosis.

Need another example? Like the opera singer that can hit the exact right, sustained note to shatter a wine glass, targeted high vibration therapy creates a wave form that propagates through tissues and selectively pulverizes brittle fibrosis or excess scar tissue that forms from repetitive motion injuries, trauma from auto or work injuries, and even the scar tissue left behind from surgical procedures.

Applying targeted high-speed compression waves directly to muscles and tendons at a frequency that matches or resonates with scar tissue adhesions, effectively breaks up the scar tissue without harmful effects to the surrounding tissues [Nogier].

In addition, it stimulates the muscle spindles causing a reflex release of muscle tension referred to as the Tonic Vibration Reflex (TVR). [Cochrane 2011]

Its ability to change the tissues means it can swiftly reduce trigger points in muscles and leave the muscle more supple and flexible afterward. By decreasing the muscle tension, the circulation is increased in the muscle meaning increasing oxygen delivery which is required to release muscle contractions. It is biochemically impossible to unlock the actin and myosin linkages in a muscle contraction without sufficient oxygen. Increasing the oxygen, allows the abnormal muscle contractions to unlock and melt away.

And the pain is drastically reduced or eliminated as well. Studies show that treating the best pain reducing sites give the best results for pain relief. These sites are the area of pain, the affected muscle or tendon, the antagonistic muscle or a trigger point outside the painful area. [Lundeberg T. – Pain, Sept 1984]. This therapy is so effective that another study shows that it can even relieve phantom limb pain by treating the affected area or the antagonist muscle. [Lundeberg T – Journal of Neurology, Feb 1985].

The really fascinating part is that the excess nerve endings that form around and are often trapped inside scar tissue are reduced or eliminated once the scar tissue is released. Using the concept of Neuroplasticity to explain this phenomenon, we are demonstrating that chronic pain syndromes that may be recalcitrant to other types of treatments are treatable.   And the areas can be pain free in a relatively short time. As a bonus, these type of treatments are much more comfortable for the patients than many other scar tissue removal approaches.

We’ve had patients with painful knees for years after knee replacement surgery have full range of motion and no pain after only 4 treatments. We’ve had a patient with failed back surgeries get just two targeted high vibration therapy treatments with chiropractic adjustments and not only are they pain free but their range of motion, strength and flexibility so vastly improved that they are able to play golf at their highest levels. We’ve even seen dramatic results with hyper-kyphosis and scoliosis with curves drastically reduced or normalized after completing a specific treatment plan.

For patients with TMJ pain and problems or TMD (TemporoMandibular Dysfunction), we’ve seen dramatic pain reduction and muscle tension reduced by treating the muscles surrounding the TMJ (masseter, temporalis, other facial muscles). This is also supported by research showing targeted high frequency vibration is effective when applied to the skin outside the joint causing vibratory analgesia but only if the vibration is high enough [Roy E A, Hollins M, Maixner W – Pain, Aug 2003].

How long does it take to remove the scar tissue?

It truly varies depending on the amount and thickness of the fibrosis. For those superficial areas that are found just under the skin, it can be very quick – maybe just a few sessions. But for areas that involve a large area, are found deep in muscles, involve a nerve entrapment, or areas where muscles are actually spot welded to other muscles, it takes concerted effort. Even so, it’s the easiest way I’ve found to address those complicated situations and with less stress to the patient and to the doctor.

And for those chiropractors who have patients that come in with static listings – meaning those fixations that are always the same no matter how many times you have adjusted them – this may be exactly what you have been looking for to treat them. What I have seen and personally experienced is that those fixated vertebrae or “static listings” are the result of complete encapsulation of the area by scar tissue. Removing the scar tissue while preserving all the other structures is what targeted high vibration therapy does better than any other method I’ve witnessed. And I have been focusing on scar tissue removal for 17 of my 20 years of practice.

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In my opinion, using targeted high vibration therapy via Rapid Release Technology (RRT) in your treatments makes your chiropractic adjusting more effective and easier for your patients and for you, the Doctor. These results are astounding and simply not as available without using the targeted high vibration therapy to remove the scar tissue during their treatments. I can only say that if you haven’t tried this in your practice, you owe it to yourself and your patients to try it.

Dr. Kim Jameson, DC, ART

[Dr. Jameson is developing treatment protocols for specific conditions, which should be available soon.]