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Warren

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Scenar Health
« on: February 14, 2011, 05:36:34 AM »
Hi All,

I saw a scenar device on A Current Affair last night and wondered if anyone has tried it? As usual they have a high profile sports person endorsing it and I am always a bit cynical of anything on these shows but sounds like it is helping people. Not sure if it is just another TENS machine or something different?

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Warren
« Last Edit: February 14, 2011, 05:49:11 AM by Steve Lockhart »

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Re: Scenar Health
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011, 06:13:01 AM »
Warren,

I know of one of the SLM therapists who uses it in conjunction with his treatments and says it works very well but he paid $10,000 odd for it so not sure if this portable devise is the same thing or you need specific training to know how to use it.

I do know that most pain does not come from the area you feel sore and the layman would have no idea where they need to work to fix many pains. I watched the current affair show and noticed people were using the devise on their painful area and that would only work on certain cases. Layne Beachley was hit on the back of the neck and so her problem was from a trauma to that area so I understand how it worked for her. However I would be very confident I could have fixed that problem for her also with mainly localised treatment.

Most of those in the show using the device seemed to be using it to their local painful area and getting relief and for certain problems I can see it could work very well. The lady with the shoulder ligament or tendon problem, the older lady with the pain in her upper back and neck. But for a person whose back pain or sciatica for example comes from a tilted or rotated pelvis, which is a very common cause, I can't see it being effective.

So I guess my opinion would be it depends on where your pain is and where it is coming from but if it was cheap enough why not give it a try or see a therapist who uses one if you have tried everything else.

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Steve

Warren

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Re: Scenar Health
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011, 05:48:16 PM »
Thanks Steve, I can see your point. My pain is in the right rhomboid which I am discussing in another thread so I guess I could use something like this in a similar way to the TENS machine. On my shoulder and triceps etc.

The home unit is $750 form the website and I did read that some health funds will give a rebate that will reduce that by half. Still quite allot but I think I would have spent much more than that over the years. I might try to see someone who uses one as you suggest. At least then I can see if it is worth the investment.

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Re: Scenar Health
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2011, 06:24:09 PM »
Good idea Warren, if you are in Sydney I do have someone I could send you to who does it in conjunction with the SLM treatment.

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Steve

 

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