New Pain Management System Offered at ASC Centers StatewideRehabilitation & Therapy | March 2, 2018
By Eunice Trotter
The pain in Ethel Brewster’s wrists caused her to take painkillers almost daily. After working as a typist for 30 years, she has carpal tunnel.
Jonathan Jennings had constant lower back pain, probably from the warehouse work he did for years. And an unsightly appendectomy scar on William Henderson’s stomach was constantly bothersome to him.
All three of these people had immediate pain relief after receiving Dolphin Neurostim Microcurrent Point Stimulation treatments, which also helped improve the appearance of Henderson’s scar.
Known as Dolphin or MPS therapy, the treatment involves the use of a hand-held device not much larger than an electric toothbrush with a point that is placed on a pain trigger point associated with the painful area. Current delivered by the device to the affected area causes tight contracted muscles to release, relieving pain. Natural pain relivers produced by the body, endorphins, are also released which initiates a prolonged healing response.
“The treatment often causes immediate relief,” said Janelle Burton, director of therapy at one of the communities operated by American Senior Communities, which offers the treatment at several of its 90 locations in Indiana.
The therapy integrates the principles of neurology and acupuncture. Recent statistics show that nearly 80 percent of those treated with Dolphin therapy for lower back and neck pain had relief without taking any medication. Other studies show cortisol levels dropped 35 to 50 percent an hour after treatment. High or low cortisol levels can have numerous negative impacts on health.
Other Dolphin therapy benefits include:
- Strengthening weak muscle groups
- Reduction of swelling
- Improvement in symptoms of urinary incontinence
- Strengthening of the immune system and more
To learn more about the therapy, contact any American Senior Communities location. The therapy is offered inpatient and outpatient. To find the community near you, go to www.ASCCare.com.