Relieve Pain Drug-Free With New Foldable Mirror Box Therapy
New England Journal of Medicine recognizes mirror box therapy as a viable alternative to drugs when used in the treatment of phantom limb pain, CRPS, and hand and
foot rehab following strokes, injuries or surgery.
Williamsport, November 29, 2007 – Patients the world over have been experiencing exceptional pain relief from the use of a simple mirror box and now this revolutionary treatment is recognized by the New England Journal of Medicine as a viable treatment for rehabilitation and pain management.
The New England Journal of Medicine conducted a study and its results in the November 22, 2007 issue of the journal. “..the mirror box therapy reduced phantom limb pain...” says the journal, “...visual input of what appears to be movement of the amputated limb might reduce the activity of systems that perceive protopathic pain.”
Now Reflex Pain Management Ltd. of Stockport, England, has created a folding mirror box. This allows patients to continue their therapy anywhere they go with increased portability of this lightweight, folding mirror box.
Mirror box therapy is a drug-free alternative to pain management and offers proven benefits. Dramatic results are seen while improvising the mirror box therapy through both a physical and mental stimulation of the brain. The mirror box essentially ’tricks’ the brain into thinking the patient is moving the affected limb. The patient places his or her injured limb into the box. The reflection of the healthy limb is seen by the patient as a virtual image of the less than functional limb. The brain sees the affected limb as normal, thus resulting in a vast reduction of pain and increased motor function.
“My patient developed what appeared to be early stage CRPS in his right hand following shoulder surgery and a period of immobilization.” says M. Cole, PTA in Oregon, “As part of a comprehensive treatment protocol, he performed mirror box exercises for approximately 15 minutes, three days a week. It’s my feeling that the mirror box therapy had a significant impact on this patient’s recovery.”
Patients recovering from a stroke, benefit tremendously by practicing symmetrical movements within the mirror box. This treatment has shown improvement in motor functions of the affected limb and significant acceleration in recovery. As one satisfied user from Manchester reports, “My father who is 66 (years of age) suffered a sub-arachnoid haemorrhage leaving him with a dense left arm weakness and inattention to the left side. Following three sessions with a mirror box his inattention has noticeably improved.”
For information about the product visit: www.reflexpainmanagment.com. To read the New England Journal of Medicine article in its entirety visit: http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/357/21/2206
About Reflex Pain Management Ltd. - supplies pain sufferers high quality, affordable products to both relieve pain and improve quality and offers over 20 years experience with a team of qualified engineers and pain consultants that test each product to assure that they meet stringent standards. The company is located at: 6c Waterloo Works, Gorsey Mount Street, Stockport, SK1 3BU, England, Phone: 0161-408-4455, Fax: 0161-480-2838., email: email@example.com.
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