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Custom Orthotics

Custom Foot Orthotics for Foot, Knee and Ankle Pain Relief in Naperville Bolingbrook Plainfield 

Learn the Top 5 Reasons Why We Offer Custom Sole Supports Orthotics and How They Can Help You!

#1 : Custom Orthotics Change your foot posture

If you suffer from any of the usual foot pains and deformities or even just foot fatigue, you want that to change, and the sooner the better!  With so many available “solutions” on the market for your feet. How do you know which ones are worthwhile? There is a big difference between things that give temporary relief and those that offer a permanent solution to whatever is ailing your feet. Painkiller medications alleviate pain, for instance, but eventually wear off and nothing has changed (and nobody  wants to take pills the rest of their lives). There are special pads and cushions you can get to avoid painful pressure spots, but these just shift more pressure somewhere else and can cause problems  there. There are over-the-counter arch supports, one size fits all, that may help a little temporarily –but  they really were not designed to help the unique shape of your foot. Even most of the typical custom foot orthotics dispensed in doctor’s offices do little more than what you can buy off the shelf at the drugstore. Why? Because, if they do not actually change your foot posture and function, the way you  walk, they are not changing anything important over the long haul.

Feet, like any other part of the body, depend on proper bone alignment and function to remain healthy and avoid arthritis. Thanks to gravity, body weight, sedentary living and the hard, flat floors of modern life, your arches are gradually  flattening over time. In fact, over 80% of all people are walking today with arches that are too flat. So, what if they are flat?  The arch is there for a very important purpose: it gives the foot a range of motion and function from nearly rigid (arch high) to floppy (arch low). Since most of us have too little arch as we stand and walk, that means our feet are too floppy and do not function the way they are supposed to.

Custom Orthotics Naperville Bolingbrook PlainfieldWhen feet do not function properly, the weight-bearing forces of everyday life start to break down the  Soft tissues and joints of the foot. This leads to the very familiar problems of bunions, plantar fasciitis or heel spur, hammertoes, metatarsalgia, mortons neuroma or just plain achy, tired feet. The big toe joint,  more than any other joint in the foot, tends to develop arthritis. Many of these same complaints eventually require surgery to stop the pain.

Yet even surgery cannot restore healthy function to your foot –the most  it can do is temporarily relieve pain. Many of the ailments operated on come back over time because foot function was not addressed.  The only way to restore function to a flat foot is to use an orthotic that is designed to raise the arch back up to where it should be. Sole Supports™ are the only medical grade orthotic on the market to do this. Why? Because Sole Supports has an entirely new way to capture the right posture of  the foot and then make a device strong enough to put your foot in that posture  when you stand on it.

But doesn’t that make it uncomfortable?  Surprisingly not: since Sole Supports are made custom to the shape of your foot, the corrective forces are distributed evenly across the entire bottom of your foot –unlike conventional supports that use isolated bumps and posts to influence the foot.  If they are so effective why aren’t Sole Supports what most doctors use?  Since our way of doing things is so radically different from most doctors are taught in school many of them are reluctant to  change how they do things. But many medical practitioners are now adopting this method  once they  have had the proper training and see the improved results.  We firmly believe that, in the near future, Sole Supports will soon become the new medical standard orthotic.

#2 : Custom Orthotics Provide Great Control and Great Comfort

Most foot care practitioners will tell you that you must choose between comfort and aggressive control in an arch support. They offer a soft, cushiony foam support for comfort and a rigid, hard platform for functional control. But, wouldn’t it be great to have the best of both worlds: control and comfort?

It turns out that, when you cast the foot the way we do with Sole Supports™, you get both the best functional control and great comfort. How is that possible? For function we cast the foot with as high an arch as that foot will easily make, because it is the posture of the foot, more than the rigidity of the platform, that gives the foot its functional correction. That means we can make our support less rigid and more comfortable and still get much better functional control.

Orthotics NapervilleAnother reason why sole supports are more comfortable than the typical arch support or orthotic is your custom shape. Actually, it is your custom foot shape, the one we capture with our proprietary casting technique. The shape we use to make an exact match in the Sole Support. By making full contact in the exact shape of the bottom of your foot we are able to distribute all those corrective forces evenly, using the entire surface area of your foot to spread them out. You feel supported but comfortable.

With the new methods used by Sole Supports, you can now have the best functional control with great comfort. Once you get used to that feeling you won’t go anywhere without them,

#3 : Custom Orthotics Correct Knee, Hip & Back Posture

When the arches of the feet slump, as most will at some point, they have negative effects on knee, hip and back posture. This is because, from the spine to the foot, all joints are connected and influenced by changes in any other joint in the chain. Fallen arches put a twist in the chain that effects everything up to the spine.

Since Sole Supports™ were designed to restore the proper arch height of the foot, wearing them can help improve the posture and health of the knee, hip and back as well.

Postural imbalances at any joint, especially ones that bear full body weight in standing like the knee, hip and spine, lead to excessive wear and tear that can cause arthritis or even disc degeneration in the spine. There are many other things necessary for healthy joints, such as good strength, endurance and flexibility, but using Sole Supports™ is an easy way to insure better joint health every day.

As the arch of the foot falls it causes a twist up the leg with negative consequences for the knee, hip and back. So by restoring your arch height with Sole Supports™, you can correct the other imbalances at the same time.

From the back view you can appreciate another critical change in posture due to a fallen arch: the leg is effectively shortened on the side with the most arch loss; the pelvis tilts out of alignment and the spine inherits an abnormal curvature.

Foot Pain Relief naperville plainfield bolingbrook#4 : Our Custom Orthotics are the Only Orthotic that is Calibrated to match your Weight, Foot Flexibility and Activity level.

If you need glasses, do they only ask if you are nearsighted or farsighted? No they measure the specific sight capacity of each eye, then calibrate the lens for each eye to match its specific need. If you need a hearing aid, do they just measure the gross size of your ear and make the hearing aid? No, they make a careful impression of your ear canal and measure your hearing capacity to make the aid to meet the specific need of your ear. So if you need a corrective foot orthotic, why would you settle for a generic shape and flexibility that does not account for the specific need of each foot? And yet that’s how most “custom” foot orthotics are prescribed today.

Think about it. Bigger, heavier people need more foot support than smaller, lighter people. Feet that are flatter and floppier need more support than feet with high arches and more rigidity. Very physically active people need more support than people who sit most of the day; people who do routine heavy lifting than those who do not. Etc., etc.

Sole Supports, has made the extra effort to offer a truly custom device in every respect. To do that, we have to figure in your weight, flexibility rating of each foot and general activity level, in addition to insuring we have an accurate cast of each foot. Each Sole Support shell is made completely from scratch, with no generic starter plates, add-on pads or arch filler. Then we calibrate each shell to deliver the right combination of flexibility and rigidity for each foot. First we had to invent the world’s first and only orthotic calibrator.

#5 : They may Reduce or Eliminate and Established Deformity with Regular Use

Normal Function = Normal Appearance

When it comes to disease and healthcare, most of us understand it as a one way process: we get a disease and a doctor fixes us. In the real world, however, our bodies are moving in one of two directions: towards disease when we don’t live healthily; or towards health —when we take care of ourselves and our bodies function normally. Sometimes, of course, disease is beyond our personal control. When it comes to healthy foot function, though, about 99% of us have a choice. If you understand how feet are supposed to function, that choice should be Sole Supports™.

Because Sole Supports are the first foot orthotic designed to actually change the posture and function of the foot. All other orthotics are designed to provide local pressure relief on certain areas of the foot while leaving the overall posture and function of the foot the same. That means that a typical orthotic will only give some pain relief but let the foot degenerate into a number of common foot deformities: bunions, hammertoes, corns and calluses, big toe arthritis and numerous other strange, shoe-rubbing bumps. And the pain relief is usually only temporary because the underlying cause of the foot problem, poor posture and function, has been ignored.

The only way to solve both foot pain and deformity problems permanently is to restore normal working posture and function to the foot. Sole Supports certified practitioners do this by capturing your full available arch with our casting technique. We then make the orthotic completely custom to your foot shape, flexibility, weight and activity level.

As long as your bunion or other deformity is not “set in stone”, there is a good chance that wearing your Sole Supports day after day, whenever you are on your feet, will eventually give your feet the ability to heal themselves. With that healing the deformities will disappear. How can that happen? Like we said above, your health can go down or up depending on your lifestyle. Likewise, your feet can improve or worsen depending on how you support them. Give your feet back their normal function and they will give you back their normal appearance.

Custom Orthotics can be beneficial with the following conditions:

  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Knee Pain
  • IT Band Dysfunction
  • Flat Feet & Overpronation
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Bunions
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Foot Changes during Pregnancy

Nutrition

Custom Nutrition Naperville

Synergy Institute offers custom nutritional testing and individualized nutritional programs including special diets and supplements.  We offer a full line of pharmaceutical grade supplements.

 

Food Sensitivity Testing

Food Sensitivity & Intolerance testing in Naperville Plainfield and Bolingbrook

Food Sensitivity Testing Naperville Plainfield Bolingbrook 

Are the Foods You are Eating Making You Sick?

Many people are unaware that the food they are eating every day can be making them sick.  Symptoms such as...

  • Digestive Disorders
  • Migraines
  • Obesity
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • ADD
  • Aching joints
  • Chronic Inflammation, Skin Disorders
  • Arthritis
  • And many more...

 

What can happen is the body becomes hypersensitive to certain foods, chemicals, supplements and/or molds that are ingested on a regular basis.  As a result an abnormal response in the immune sustem is triggered and can continue to be triggered on a chronic basis.  This reaction is termed a hypersensitivity reaction and is a delayed reaction.  This is different than a food allergy which can have a more apparent, immediate reaction.  Hypersensitivities are more difficult to recognize due to the delayed onset on symptoms.   This is why testing is so important.

After testing is completed, a comprehensive rotational diet is prescribed to remove certain foods from the diet for a specific period of time to allow the body to heal.  Most foods can be reintroduced after this healing phase.

Find out if foods that you may be eating every day are making you sick.  Don't let food sensitivities hold you back. Call one of our locations above today for a free consultation to see if food sensitivity testing can help you.

Weight Loss & Food Sensitivity

Synergy institute offers an effective Weight Loss Program that is customized to your personal food sensitivities.  Eating the wrong food can prevent you from losing weight and feeling your best.  We give you a customized weight loss plan based upon your results!   Call us today to set up your appointment!

Pro Adjuster

Pro Adjuster Chiropractor Naperville Plainfield Bolingbrook

Synergy Institute is proud to offer the ProAdjuster – A Breakthrough in Chiropractic

The ProAdjuster - A Breakthrough in Healing

Naperville Pro Adjuster ChiropracticImagine thirty to forty years ago, if we told you that dentistry would be painless, that doctors would watch television to perform surgeries, that brain surgery for tumors could be done with a laser, that fetuses could be operated on within the uterus, that knife-less surgery could be performed- you would not have believed us. By the same token, would you believe us if we told you that Chiropractic treatments and reorientation of the nervous system could be done comfortably, while you were sitting in an upright position without any turning or sudden movements? Would you believe that newborns as well as the elderly with osteoporosis can be treated safely and gently?

Advances in computers and engineering technologies have been able to uniquely blend with Chiropractic in order to both analyze and treat the human body in such a way that was never before realized. The potential for the human being to end pain and to achieve their peak nervous system function has never been greater. Humans are consistently asking their bodies to perform at higher levels. Now we have the techniques and the technology to match the demand placed on the spine and the nervous system. We now have the capability to fine tune our own energy and enhance every aspect of our lives.

Complex Technology, Simple Solution. The ProAdjuster.

You can achieve maximum health for your body now and in the future beginning with a simple anatomical concept. The nervous system (the brain and all the nerves) controls every function of your body. If this network is interfered with, pain ensues, as does bodily malfunction, resulting in sickness and diminished overall health. The “something” you can do to improve performance and maximize health is to maximize the health of your nervous system. There are several ways to do this. The number one way is allowing a doctor of Chiropractic using the ProAdjuster equipment to analyze and treat your nervous system.

How does the ProAdjuster work?

To better understand, let's examine the idea of palpation. When a Chiropractor palpates your spine, they are checking for joint fluidity, motion and or rigidity. Improper motion effecting the nerve function is called a subluxation. In a similar fashion to palpation, the ProAdjuster can determine whether the vertebra's motion is too rigid or too fluid. The spine should not be too rigid (hypo-mobile). However, instead of utilizing the doctor's judgment as to what areas are hyper-mobile or hypo-mobile, the ProAdjuster measures precise levels of motion. Therefore, the ProAdjuster can isolate a problem area faster and more accurately than manual procedures.

Combine Tradition with Technology

Pro Adjuster Naperville Plainfield BolingbrookTo better understand, let's examine the idea of palpation. When a Chiropractor palpates your spine, they are checking for joint fluidity, motion and or rigidity. Improper motion effecting the nerve function is called a subluxation. In a similar fashion to palpation, the ProAdjuster can determine whether the vertebra's motion is too rigid or too fluid. The spine should not be too rigid (hypo-mobile). However, instead of utilizing the doctor's judgment as to what areas are hyper-mobile or hypo-mobile, the ProAdjuster measures precise levels of motion. Therefore, the ProAdjuster can isolate a problem area faster and more accurately than manual procedures.

If you have ever “flinched” at something, you know exactly what is meant by this. The piezoelectric sensor in the ProAdjuster instrument responds and registers information faster than your body's ability to react. Therefore, a precise and accurate picture of the extent of rigidity or fluidity of each vertebra is reflected.

A light force is introduced into the vertebra to check motion, it is reflected back to the piezoelectric sensor, which measures the reflective force, sending it to the computer for interpretation, all before the muscle can respond in its normal way. Isn't that incredible? This is the same technology and same type of instrument that NASA engineers have used in the space program in order to evaluate the integrity of the ceramic cooling tiles on the outside of the space shuttle. The aviation industry, as well as civil engineers have used this technology in order to test metal fatigue in aircraft and bridge spans.

Chiropractors are now able to use this highly sophisticated technology applied to the human body in order to determine proper function. We can have the same level of care given to our bodies as multi- million dollar spacecraft. Doesn't that give you a sense of being special and give you a higher level of confidence?

How can anything so gentle and comfortable change my spine?

The ProAdjuster utilizes a precise oscillating force with uninterrupted motion. It is able to increase the mobility of the spinal segments by reducing or enabling motion in the abnormal areas. In other words, the ProAdjuster is “unsticking” the joint. Have you ever seen a woodpecker tapping in an oscillating fashion on a tree? It is hard to believe, but you can watch them bore right through the hardest wood! The ProAdjuster taps in much the same way but uses soft tips that are comfortable to the human body and do not create damage.

ProAdjuster Results

pro adjuster chiropractor in napervilleFirst, our doctors will engage in a one-on-one conversation with you to determine your medical history and the possible causes of your problem. The adjustment and treatment procedures then can be customized to fit each patient's needs.

The next step in evaluation and treatment is to utilize the ProAdjuster's sophisticated computerized analysis to pinpoint the problem areas. The information is then charted graphically on a computer monitor, so your doctor can detect the problem areas on each and every visit.

Your doctor will now begin treatment with the ProAdjuster. By applying the ProAdjuster's resonant force impulses precisely to the affected areas, you will receive gentle, effective treatment to that specific area, thereby reducing the subluxation. This will relieve the pressure on the nerve, allow the nerve to heal and restore the nerve's ability to transmit signals to and from the brain more freely. Most importantly, it will help relieve the pain! In addition, your doctor may again take the readings after the adjustment with the ProAdjuster to compare the results. That's putting analysis on a whole new level!

If you are looking to enjoy more quality time with your family, have more energy and less fatigue, perform better at work and live life to the fullest with less limitations, then give Chiropractic and the ProAdjuster a try! You'll be very glad you did!

Rebuilder

Rebuilder for Neuropathy Relief in Naperville Plainfield Bolingbrook Illinois

Breakthrough Neuropathy Relief™ Treatment Program now available at Synergy Institute

Get Relief From Peripheral Neuropathy – Pain Relief in as little as just 5 weeks

New 5 Step Neuropathy Relief Protocol Dramatically reduces pain, burning and tingling, giving you the relief and independence you are looking for.

Managing peripheral neuropathy in private practice can be one of the most frustrating clinical experiences for patients and physicians alike.

Until now most treatments have focused only on symptom control, largely by way of drugs. In diabetic patients, blood sugar control is also used. Physical therapy alone often provides little if any lasting relief. As you know, drug costs and patient compliance, as well as the side effects of medications have left us all wishing there were more effective treatment options.

Well now there is! Synergy Institute is proud to offer a proprietary 5 step treatment protocol for Neuropathy that combines the synergistic effect of neuropathy specific therapies and the ReBuilder™ 7.8Hz electrotherapy device.

Our comprehensive treatment program consists of the following neuropathy specific treatments:

1.Nutrition and diet education

2.Manual massage Techniques

3.Exercise and Rehab techniques

4.Spinal Therapy

5.Clinically tested ReBuilder™ 7.8 Hz electrotherapy

With a comprehensive approach to the problem, patients can achieve not only long lasting relief, but long term self management. Most patients are able to be transitioned to home care after a successful clinical trial.

The ReBuilder® Treatment System is designed to be used in the clinic for a 5 week clinical trial. This treatment is non-invasive, safe, effective, affordable, is registered with the FDA, and is covered by many insurance plans. The ReBuilder® treatment is comfortable and relaxing to the patient and is applied directly to the affected extremities by using a warm water bath. It has no interaction with, nor does it interfere with, any medications the patient may be taking. Having a much more powerful electrical impulse than that of the human body, the ReBuilder® re-polarizes and re-educates the nerves to follow the correct paths. It also enables nerve impulses to jump the synaptic junction, reconnect the injured nerve cells, and deliver minerals and nutrients which revitalize those nerves. When this is accomplished, it promotes new nerve growth, restores blood circulation, returns feeling to the patient’s extremities, and reduces pain. In many cases the ReBuilder® actually reverses neuropathy and chronic pain symptoms and restores nerves to their normal state allowing them to fully function on their own reducing the need for medications.

Neuropathy and chronic pain: The Condition

Neuropathy and chronic pain is characterized by pain, numbness, loss of tactile feedback, and poor tissue perfusion. These symptoms may indicate that oxygen is not getting to all the cells causing dysfunction.

Because the patient’s quality of life is decreased, these results are often devastating. Pain medications do not cure the condition; it only helps mask it and, eventually, leads to complications with adverse side effects such as mental confusion and intestinal problems.

As a result of ReBuilder™ medical’s research and review of published studies from around the world, new models concerning the causes of neuropathy and chronic pain have been presented. The conclusion is that it is not reasonable to merely label neuropathy and chronic pain symptoms as diabetic, peripheral, vascular, or "idiopathic". What is needed is a more full understanding of the etiology of the condition so new technology can be brought to bear with both ameliorative and therapeutic benefits.

Figure 1: Anatomy of a nerve cell

Neuropathy and chronic pain results when nerve signal propagation is reduced between adjacent nerve cells due to insufficient oxygen being available to support nerve cell metabolism. This is responsible for 90% of all neuropathy and chronic pain cases. The remaining 10% is caused by physical trauma. Thus it appears that the main precipitating factor for neuropathy and chronic pain is hypoxia and demineralization of the synaptic fluid which creates shrinkage of the nerve cells which widens the gap between these cells making it more difficult for normal sensations to propagate, and loss of electrical conductivity in the synaptic fluid itself.

A temporary hypoxia of nerve tissue can be traced to most causes of neuropathy and chronic pain. The primary negative effects of this hypoxia are as follows:

  • A defensive contraction of the nerve cell resulting in oversize synaptic junctions
  • A loss of electrical conductivity of the synaptic fluid between nerve cells
  • A defensive change in the electrical potentials of the cell membrane resulting in a higher resting state of the trigger level which effectively limits the sensitivity to incoming signals

For example, when the lumbar area experiences a muscle spasm, blood flow is restricted through that muscle resulting in reduced oxygen availability to the surrounding tissue, including nerve cells. Because muscles can use either oxygen or glucose metabolic pathways, they can recover quickly from a temporary reduction in the level of available oxygen. Nerve cells, on the other hand, are limited to the Krebs oxidative reductive metabolic system and must take immediate defensive steps to assure survival during this hypo oxygen state. One of the ways they accomplish this is to contract along their longitudinal axis like a rubber band, reducing their surface area and thus lowering their need for oxygen. (This also occurs when these cells are attacked by a harsh agent in the blood such as chemotherapeutic drugs, Agent Orange, environmental toxins, insecticides, etc.) The synaptic junctions between the axons of one nerve cell and the dendrites of the next nerve cell widen. Normal nerve transmission is now compromised because a nerve signal of normal intensity cannot jump this newly widened gap. The synaptic fluid between the nerve cells must be electrically conductive. Pure water does not conduct electricity, so this conductivity relies on minerals and specific neurotransmitters such as serotonin in the synaptic fluid to enable the propagation of the nerve signal. These minerals are delivered via the perfusion of adjacent tissues with fresh blood and kept in suspension by the periodic ionization of successfully transmitted nerve signals across the junction. When nerve signals are reduced because of these larger dimensions of the synaptic junction, necessary minerals are no longer held in place by electrical tension and are slowly leeched out. (See Figure 2 below) This adds to the impairment of effective nerve transmission.

Figure 2: Minerals necessary for proper conduction across the synaptic junction can leech out when not actively used.

Common short term remedies with prescription drugs only ameliorate the pain temporarily and do little or nothing to mitigate or cure the underlying condition. They may provide some level of temporary relief, but as the disease progresses, the effective dosage of the drug needed to continue suppressing the pain increases concurrently. The side effects of these types of drugs are difficult to deal with and add to the patient’s discomfort. When the increased drug dosage reaches a threshold level, the patient can become confused, ataxic, constipated, confined to a wheelchair or may become bedridden. Symptoms similar to Alzheimer’s may soon follow.

When nerve signals can no longer jump the enlarged synaptic gap, the electrical tension that normally holds these minerals in place is absent, causing the synaptic fluid to leach out its mineral content. Electrical conductivity is reduced, thereby inhibiting the transmission of the normal nerves’ electrical signals across this gap.

Figure 3: How a nerve cell shrinks resulting in a widened synaptic junction.

Neuropathy and chronic pain: the Causes

Trauma: Actual trauma is one of the major causes of neuropathy and chronic pain, and results when the myelin sheath is cut or etched away by chemotherapeutic agents, environmental toxins, poorly performed injections, or from amputations and accidents. Traumatic causes must obviously be mitigated by removing the cause as in drug therapy, chemotherapy, physical entrapment, and environmental poisons. Permanent tissue damage may be beyond the scope of any therapy. When these conditions are removed, the ReBuilder® may be a helpful adjunctive therapy in the healing process.

Diabetes: Diabetes can also trigger neuropathy and chronic pain by affecting the levels of glucose and/or insulin in the blood stream. When this occurs, minerals are driven out of the fluid in the synaptic junction thereby reducing conductivity and impairing nerve impulse transmission. Nerve signals propagate from the cell body unidirectionally over the synapse, first along the axon and then across the synapse to the next nerve or muscle cell. The synaptic cleft, the gap between presynaptic terminal and postsynaptic terminal, has a thickness of 10 - 50 nm. The fact that the impulse transfers across the synapse only in one direction, from the presynaptic terminal to the postsynaptic terminal, is due to the difference in electrical polarity between the sending axon and the receiving dendrite. This is one of the reasons that the ReBuilder® sends its signal from one foot to the other – it sets the relative potential in each gap properly so that it forces the signal to jump properly, always toward the central nervous system and not miss-fire and jump the wrong way, perhaps to a sending axon that can lead to the periphery.

Figure 4

(A) At rest synaptic vesicles.

(B) Activated synaptic vesicles (when activation reaches the presynaptic terminal, electrical signals jump across the synaptic cleft to activate the postsynaptic terminal).

As a result of hypoxic cellular atrophy, nerve signals must now try to jump a larger gap through a less conductive medium. This loss of nerve transmission is first perceived as tingling, then burning, and finally as pain when the demineralization and gap widening process progresses. The initial perception associated with atrophied nerves and enlarged synaptic gaps is tingling as some of the normal signals are misdirected to nearby nerves. As the condition progresses, it happens more and more until more signals are misdirected than properly propagated, and the resulting sensation is one of pain. Finally, after the nerve signals can no longer be transmitted at all, numbness is the primary complaint. This secondary effect of neuropathy and chronic pain reduces the strength of the calf muscles which, in turn, reduces the blood flow to the lower extremities. This condition often results in poor tissue perfusion, insecure gait, balance problems, and other mobility issues.

Chemotherapeutic Agents: Prescribed for cancer precisely because they inhibit fast growing or fast acting cells, chemotherapeutic agents cause neuropathy and chronic pain in approximately one third of the patients to whom they are administered. Though nerve cells do not reproduce themselves like cancer cells do, they do change electrical states quickly and are thus particularly susceptible to the effects of chemotherapeutic drugs. The fast acting nerves are mistaken for fast growing neo-plasms. Chemotherapy has the effect of de-mineralizing the synaptic fluid, damaging the integrity of the nerve cells, and making it difficult for the ionization of the cell membranes to propagate the signal along the surface of the nerve. When ionization takes place, the outer membrane of the nerve cells change from positive to negative in a wave like motion taking a positive charge from one end of the nerve all the way to the other end. Chemotherapy is designed to interrupt the ability of the cell to control the permeability of the outer membrane and this process is electrically modulated. This electrical interruption is misapplied when the agent is in contact with the myelin sheath of a health, active nerve cell and causes the nerve cell to “short out” and inhibit the necessary different potentials in the nodes of the myelin sheath.

Cardiovascular Disease: By reducing the amount of blood that can perfuse the tissue of the lower legs and feet, cardiovascular disease can also cause neuropathy and chronic pain. When the arteries and veins become blocked, blood flow is reduced. One of the first symptoms is intermittent claudication which results in a reduction in the distance a patient can walk before the onset of localized leg pain due to reduced oxygen availability. Therefore, the muscle cells switch from aerobic metabolism to using anaerobic metabolism thereby creating greater than normal amounts of lactic acid, the by-product of muscle metabolism. The increased lactic acid collects in the cells causing inflammation and pain.

Lumbar Trauma: Trauma to the lumbar area of the back can be another cause of neuropathy and chronic pain. This trauma can be as slight as lifting a bag of groceries out of the trunk, picking up a grandchild, or bending down to tie a shoe. Our studies show a 60% correlation between repeated injuries to the lower back and subsequent development of neuropathy and chronic pain symptoms. During the acute phase of localized trauma, inflammation develops reducing arterial and venous blood to the lumbar synaptic junctions. Nerves in the region temporarily shrink due to the reduction in activity. Since the body tends to conserve resources, the affected nerves begin to atrophy, the synaptic junction gap begins to widen, and synaptic minerals leech away making signal transmission more difficult.

Signals of normal strength can no longer cross synapses that are damaged by the reduction in blood flow. The loss of signals across the synapses compounds the process of deterioration. Muscle atrophy and a host of other problems follow. We have found that a signal delivered at 7.83 cycles per second (the body's natural electromagnetic resonant frequency) and at an amplitude approximately 10 times that originally required will cross these enlarged synapses, repolarize them.

High Blood Pressure Medication: High blood pressure medication not only lowers blood pressure, it also red uces the ability of the arterial blood to refill the veins. This vacancy results as the venous muscle pumps the blood back to the heart. When this occurs the blood has a tendency to pool in the lower extremities; the nerves and synaptic junctions do not have enough necessary nutrition and oxygen to maintain their health resulting in nerve cell atrophy, loss of mineralization, and conductivity of the synaptic junctions as explained above.

Psychoactive Drug Therapy: These drugs, used to reduce anxiety or seizures, have the effect of reducing the intensity/frequency of all nerve signals. This, too, can result in loss of motor and sensory nerve function. These conditions can result in impaired mobility and balance issues due to the loss of muscle strength. Whenever overactive nerves that might be causing psychological problems are depressed, they depress borderline poorly functioning nerves as well.

The ReBuilder® Works on Three Separate, but Simultaneous Levels to heal the nerves.

Electro Stimulation of Nerves: The ReBuilder’s® electrical signal is a compilation of two signals transmitted simultaneously. One signal is specifically designed to stimulate the nerves themselves and has a very narrow waveform with a small amount of current under the curve and a relatively high transient voltage (characteristically 40 to 90 volts ac.). The resulting current is miniscule and much below what is commonly found with traditional TENS devices. A larger than normal signal must be used because of the widening gap between the nerve cells (See Figure 3) and the loss of much of the conductivity in the synaptic junction fluid due to demineralization (See Figure 2) the ReBuilder’s® nerve stimulation signal is many times stronger than the normal afferent and efferent signals; therefore, it can effectively complete the circuit. This stimulates the nerves causing them to re-establish their normal metabolic function. This signal, crossing the synaptic junctions, also re-polarizes the junctions causing them to be receptive to reabsorb minerals thus improving the conductivity.

Electro Stimulation of Muscles: The ReBuilder’s® second signal, which overlays the nerve stimulation signal, is designed to stimulate the muscles. This signal has a different, wider waveform with a larger sub-threshold amount of current under the curve and a much smaller voltage (5 to 20 vac.). Muscles are most responsive to this waveform. This signal causes the muscles of the feet, calves, thighs, and buttocks to contract and relax in harmony with the ReBuilder’s® signal. Overcoming any residual inflammatory resistance to blood flow, the ReBuilder’s® proprietary signal also has specific characteristics that cause a complete relaxation of the muscles’ fast and slow twitch cells between each contraction stimulus. In order for the venous pressure to move the blood through the muscles bringing oxygen and nutrients and taking away accumulated lactic acid, the muscle fibers cannot remain in spasm. Adequate blood flow can only occur in a flaccid muscle. This is an important consideration. It is not the contraction but primarily the time interval between the contractions that contribute to the increased perfusion of blood through the oxygen starved tissue.

If the frequency of the muscle stimulation signal is too fast, it does not give the muscle the appropriate time necessary to fully relax. If the signal’s frequency is too slow, the muscle cannot entrain and recruit enough fibers for a sustained contraction. By stimulating the muscles to contract in this manner in response to the ReBuilder's® signal, the venous muscle pump is used to propel blood, against gravity, back up towards the heart. Blood flow is increased with mineral enriched blood which results in a flushing of metabolic byproducts. This not only offers relief of pain from the build up of excessive lactic acid, but it also triggers the creation of new muscle mass. The synaptic junctions, bathed with this mineral rich blood, are now able to permanently conduct the nerves signals more effectively and efficiently.

Combined Electro Stimulation at 7.83 Hz: This twin electrical signal (one to stimulate the nerve cells and the other to trigger muscle cells) is pulsed on and off at the frequency of 7.83 cycles per second. We have found that the human body is particularly sensitive to this frequency. One postulation for this sensitivity is that the electrical potential between the earth's atmosphere and the earth’s surface is also approximately 7.83 Hz. Using this signal frequency, we have found that the body not only responds favorably but the brain is induced to release large amounts of endorphins. Endorphins, internal analgesics as powerful as and chemically related to morphine but without any negative side effects, are created and modulated by the body’s own chemistry. The effect of this endorphin release is a generalized sense of well-being, a reduction in pain and anxiety levels elsewhere in the body, and even a reduction in emotional pain. This ensures a very high level of patient compliance not only because the patient feels good physically during the massage-like treatment period but because he/she feels better emotionally afterward experiencing a reduction in global non-neuropathic (nociceptive) pain for a period of 4 to 6 hours.

An additional feature of the ReBuilder® is its simultaneous weighted DC signal. This intentional imbalance to the asymmetric waveform that results in a tiny DC current is designed to stabilize the trigger threshold that regulates the sensitivity of the nerve cell. Like a heart in fibrillation, this normally stable trigger level begins an unregulated oscillation that can result in erratic transmission of incoming nerve signals. Sometimes small signals are accepted for an attempt at propagation, and sometimes only large signals are accepted. This upsets the homeostasis of the part of the brain assigned to managing these signals and selecting the appropriate response. By sending this constant DC signal, the effect is to hold this resting potential at a fixed voltage long enough for the cell to stabilize itself and regain control.

When the conductive rubber electrodes are applied to feet, the current path is directed from one foot, to the ankle, up to the knee, the thigh, the lumbar area, down the other leg all the way to the foot. This means that all the nerves of both legs are stimulated simultaneously as well as all the muscles. This is a unique aspect of the ReBuilder®.

The ReBuilder® contributes to the healing process by accomplishing the following:

  • Stimulates leg muscles to contract and relax thereby increasing blood velocity and volume with fresh blood to the nerves and muscles.
  • Stimulates all the afferent and efferent nerves in the lower extremities with a signal larger than normal to re-establish the pathways for subsequent normal signals to follow.
  • Draws axon and dendrite nerve endings closer together to facilitate proper nerve transmission.
  • Builds residual pain relief each time the system is used.
  • Causes the brain to release endorphins that reduce global pain and anxiety.
  • Promotes the healing of non plantar surface diabetic skin ulcers and sprains.
  • Increases muscle strength for safe, pain free walking.
  • Promotes better mobility and balance as proprioception returns to the legs and feet.
  • Reduces edema as muscle contractions encourage lymphatic drainage and movement to the proper nodes.
  • Increases collateral circulation, stimulating vasogenesis.

The ReBuilder® accomplishes these functions in a comfortable, relaxing treatment that is not only effective in helping relieve many of the symptoms of neuropathy and chronic pain and in limiting its progression, but can cause the regression of pain, burning, and numbness.

When the ReBuilder’s® electrical signals stimulate the leg muscles to contract, this "venous muscle pump" moves the mineral rich blood to the muscles and the nerves. Osmotic pressure and the ionic tension from the ReBuilder’s® signals successfully jumping across the gaps then carries these necessary minerals into the synaptic junctions between the nerve cells helping to restore the conductivity that is characteristically lost.

How do the other treatments help? Why do I need adjunctive therapy?

1.Nutrition and Diet Education –Various nutritional deficiencies can result with Neuropathy. We have a very specific protocol of nutrients that is demonstrating effectiveness with treating Neuropathy including Benfotiamine, Acetly-L-Carnitine, CoQ10, Lipoic Acid, Omegas, and Vitamin D. We also offer a diet program that can help patients lose weight, reduce blood sugar and blood pressure. It is critical to create a healing biochemical environment in the body by addressing deficiencies and correcting any underlying metabolic syndrome before the body can being healing.

2.Manual Massage Techniques increase circulation and allow the muscles and connective tissue to regain their health. We use neuropathy specific techniques to warm up affected area prior to treatment so the body is more responsive to the ReBuilder™ treatment.

3.Exercise and Rehab Therapies are important for reeducating and strengthening the affected areas as they begin to heal. Restoring proper motor function, flexibility, and coordination are necessary for complete healing and allowing the patient to be as independent as possible.

4.Spinal Therapy can be indicating in cases where neuropathy is compounded by disc injury and spinal degeneration that causes pressure on the spinal nerve roots. We have various advanced spinal treatments available that address these conditions.

5.Clinically Tested ReBuilder™ 7.8 Hz Electrotherapy is the cornerstone of the program that allows for the reprogramming on the affected nerves. This treatment when combined with the above steps can dramatically increase the success rate of the program because it addressed the body on all levels that it is affected by Neuropathy.

What can I expect from my ReBuilder™ Neuropathy treatment program?

Our program provides the right combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, centered around the application of a specialized 7.83 Hz Electrotherapy in combination with a home self care program to allow for lasting changes and more complete healing. A typical treatment regimen consists of 3 visits per week for 5 weeks. Some cases may require a more intensive visit frequency and have a longer duration. This will be recommended on an individual. After 5 weeks of care, the patient is released to a home care program to ensure longer term relief. The treatment program is covered by most insurance companies, and is also affordable for the private pay patient.

What is the Home care program consist of and why is it necessary?

A rebuilder home unit neurostimulator may be purchased after 1-2 months of supervised in office treatments. You will be trained on how to use the unit and we will give you a home treatment program to follow. We will also help advise you on what other home therapy to continue. This will help ensure you get long term results. It is also recommended that you have a follow up appointments periodically to make sure you have the most up to date home care recommendations. Most patients do best with a periodic tune up.

To find out more

Call one of our offices listed below and schedule for a FREE Neuropathy Consultation and Evaluation to see if this treatment protocol could benefit you. We look forward to consulting with you on this exciting new program for a particularly challenging problem. We are also happy share information on this program with your other treating doctors.

Why suffer another day? Call one of our office today for a FREE Neuropathy Consultation.

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Synergy Institute Acupuncture & Chiropractic

Naperville / Plainfield / Bolingbrook

4931 South Route 59 #121
Naperville, IL 60564
(630) 355-8022
(111th & Rte 59)
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