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Ems To Prevent Atrophy

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#1 scd



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Posted 13 May 2011 - 06:28 PM


New to the forum so let me start with the question then give you my prognosis: I talked my doc. into prescribing an Electro Muscular Stimulator (EMS) to prevent atrophy in my leg muscles. It won't fire my calf muscle regardless of fooling around with pad placement but works fine on my quads on that leg. Other leg is not paralyzed and EMS works fine on the calf.

I suffered several back issues witch has left me with both spinal cord and nerve root damage with arachnoiditis. I have foot-drop in one leg, I can walk but not well. That leg also has Reflex Something-or-other Dystrophy (RSD). I bought the Tone-a-matic 68 unit based on recommendation on one of the forums for para/quadriplegics. Other than that calf it works great.

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