Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are the spine pathologies that this technique works most?
This technique works most for patients with disk injury, nerve root compression by osteophytes (arthritis), conditions after discectomies or laminectomies Or mechanical low back or neck pain with no clear MRI or CT scan changes.
2. What are the spine pathologies that this technique are not useful for?
Severe fibrosis after spine surgeries, in the first 3 months after spine surgeries; Severe rheumatoid spine conditions; spondylolisthesis, after extensive spine fusion (more than 2 levels); Potts disease, arachnoiditis, Sacroiliac joint disorders.
3. What are the difference in the technology between this technique & other known techniques?
This technique is evaluative/assessment and treatment package based on electrophysiologic procedures (EMG/H-reflex testing) whereas other techniques are mostly based on the clinical subjective evaluation of the clinician. Mckenzie and spinal decompression procedures use either mechanical manipulation of the spine or self-directed exercise program not based on neural compression monitoring.
4. Is this a symptomatic treatment?
No; this technique will treat the actual pathology & will result in a lasting recovery.
5. I have a spine surgery (discectomies or laminectomies) for sometimes that has flared up with recurring symptoms; Does this technique can solve my problem?
Absolutely; This technique will help to decompress the impinged nerve root with a resolution of the leg or arm pain; open up the intervertebral foramina and help the return of more normal neural signals in the nerve roots. This will be associated with the elimination of radicular (leg or back pain & numbness) symptoms and spinal (back or neck) pain. This will be monitored by the nerve signal analysis.
6. How long a treatment program will take using such a technique?
Usually, it takes about 2 weeks to complete the program.
7. What is the procedure for registration in this program?
Call our office at (713) 522-6004 or fax your information at (713) 522-8785.
8. Where I can stay?
Our office is across the street from the Windham-Warwick hotel; we are also close to many good hotels at the Texas medical center (4 subway stops). Call our office & we'll arrange for your accommodation based upon your budget. ^ Back to Top
9. What papers are needed to be involved in this program?
A referral from your PCP or orthopedic for Physical Therapy. You'll be asked to bring any imaging reports, clinical reports that you have completed during the history of your pathology.
10. What is EMG?
Electromyography (EMG) is a nerve test that evaluates the electrical condition of the neuromuscular function. EMG includes many procedures such as needle EMG testing, nerve conduction studies, H-reflex studies, F-waves studies as well as other procedures. H-reflex studies are used here to represent the EMG procedures. It is recorded using surface electrodes that are applied on the skin of the legs or the arms while electrically stimulating some of the leg or arm nerves (with surface electrodes). The patient will feel electrical pulses and the foot or the hand moves involuntarily. It is rather inconveniencing for some patients who do not like small electrical pulses. Such sensation is more prominent in the first 5 min. during testing after which sensation is easily tolerated by almost everybody. ^ Back to Top
11. Continuing Education Courses (CE courses)?
• Following are some of our CE courses for professional in Health Sciences:
• Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Spine Pain: Innovation based on Electrophysiologic procedures. (3-5 days with hand-on laboratories and patients presentation)
• Electromyography & Nerve Conduction studies: Electrophysiologic procedures for health professionals (5 days with hand-on laboratories).
• Spasticity & Muscular Hypertonia: Evaluation & treatment using Topical Anesthesia & Other innovative techniques (2 days with lectures, demonstrations, and laboratories).
What are the spine pathologies that this technique works most?
What are the spine pathologies that this technique are not useful for?
What is the difference in the technology between this technique & other known techniques?
Is this a symptomatic treatment?
Will this technique can solve my problem?
How long a treatment program will take using such a technique?
What is the procedure for registration in this program?
Where I can stay?
What papers are needed to be involved in this program?