TENS?

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Registered: 08-16-2007
TENS?
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Wed, 09-21-2011 - 2:58pm
Hello all,
sorry for the cross posting- i just posted this on the pvl yahoo board as well.
our pt suggested we try something like
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Registered: 05-03-2003
In reply to: axpan
Thu, 09-22-2011 - 12:31am
I haven't heard about that kind of treatment, but we are getting ready to start E-Stim with my daughter Madison to help dysphagia improve. So we are going to be doing electrotherapy on her throat and jaw muscles. Madison has had a seizure disorder since birth and her neurologist wanted very specific information about the mHz and the amps that would be used in the therapy. We also have a congenital heart defect and her cardiologist didn't think it would be a problem since she doesn't have a pacemaker.

We did about 4 months worth of research before allowing the E-stim to be tried :) I was just as worried, especially because of the seizure issues. I will be praying that everything works out and that your daughter is able to benefit from this therapy!!
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Registered: 08-16-2007
In reply to: axpan
Thu, 09-22-2011 - 11:45am

Thanks so much for your messsage Jess.

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Registered: 05-03-2003
In reply to: axpan
Sat, 09-24-2011 - 1:19am

I will be praying that you get clear peace in what would be best for your little one!

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Registered: 08-16-2007
In reply to: axpan
Sun, 09-25-2011 - 2:16pm

Thanks for your support.

I hope the new treatment does the trick for Madison.

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Registered: 05-19-2009
In reply to: axpan
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 8:27am

We didn't do anything electrical, but we did do brushing. Have you heard of that? There is a soft (really soft) brush that looks like the kind of brush a surgeon scrubs with. Sounds mean but use push really hard (enough to bend the bristles) then you start at the arms and do 3 long strokes covering the whole arm from shoulder and under arm all the way to the wrist. Do the same all over including the back but NOT the abdomen. What that is complete you do 10 joint compressions on each joint. You do this every 2 hours for a month or so then slowly decrease the time until you are only doing it at times that may be stressful to them - waking up, bath time, Dr's office...

The purpose was to "realign" the nerves and get them working together making it easier for them to do what they needed to do.