We have used the ReBuilder for the past 6 months on cases of pain from peripheral neuropathy where symptoms of burning pain were reported. Over 80% of these patients reported significant reduction of these symptoms after 3 weeks, or 9 sessions, and currently 5 patients have obtained or in the process of obtaining their own home units. I suggest it be considered for treatment of balance-challenged patients when proprioceptive deficits may be attributed to loss of foot sensation and overriding pain. In these cases, we have found improved gait and performance on the CTSIB tests suggesting improved somatosensory function. Long-term benefits have not been assessed yet; we plan to monitor these cases for that purpose and to help establish a home protocol or continued clinical care plan.
Paul J. Tryninewski, director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Altoona Regional Health System
I found out about the ReBuilder™ in an unusual way. Normally, a detail man, employed by a pharmaceutical company buys the girls in my office lunch and then informs me about the latest drug, hoping I will write prescriptions for his drug rather than a competitor's.
What is unusual about the ReBuilder™ is that a referring physician, a family practice MD in our community, called me to follow up and report the success of a patient we had both seen who had presented with severe neuropathy, primarily pain and tingling in his feet and with concurrent difficulty sleeping. After unsuccessful treatments with Cymbalta, Lyrica and Neurontin, the patient was referred to me. I performed a nerve conduction velocity exam and found that there was a significant delay in the transmission of nerve signals in both of his legs. After exhaustive blood work I could find no reason for his symptoms and since he had already tried drug therapy with no resolution of his symptoms I referred him back to his GP.
My friend reported that our patient had found a new device on the internet, bought it, used it, and now was asymptomatic after two months without drugs. I was cautiously intrigued, and requested that he return for a follow up so I could test him again to see if there was any objective, measurable, improvement. To my surprise and delight, I found that his NCV test was now normal. I requested full documentation from ReBuilder Medical and read with interest their monograph from the inventor, David B. Phillips, Ph.D., and found it to be highly accurate, educational, and taxing to read because of its intensive technical nature. However, it explained a new concept that makes total sense.
I now prescribe the ReBuilder™ routinely. Of the 20 pain patients in my practice who have used the ReBuilder™, all but one have experienced significant relief. Six patients were diagnosed with idiopathic neuropathy, 7 were diagnosed with impingement syndrome in the lower back or buttocks, and 6 suffered from diabetes. The one who did not respond suffers from long term uncontrolled diabetes and has the "stocking feet" dark discoloration of his ankles and feet and has periodic glucose levels exceeding 500, with an A1c of 13.
I urge all medical professionals who see patients with neuropathic symptoms to prescribe the ReBuilder™ as the preferred treatment before they have to resort to prescription drugs.