Your decision to begin Realief® Therapy depends in part on gathering good information.
Please read on for answers to commonly asked questions.
Q: Clinical results from how many Realief Therapy patients are included in this Q&A?
Since electronic data collection began, clinical results are available for 8081 patients treated at three Realief Centers.
Q: Does Realief Therapy treat all peripheral neuropathy symptoms?
YES. Patients have found significant relief from the most common symptoms, including pain, tingling, numbness, hot/cold sensation, tightness, and balance impairment.
Q: What is your success rate?
Q: I’ve suffered from peripheral neuropathy for many years. Can Realief Therapy still help me?
YES. Realief patients experienced the onset of symptoms an average of eight years before beginning treatment. Among all 808 patients treated, the range of symptom onset is wide — from one months to 58 years. Results from Realief Therapy vary from patient to patient, depending on a number of overall health and condition factors.
Be assured of one thing – Results from Realief Therapy are not anecdotal from clinicians or assumed from patient testimonials. Our patented system for managing treatment also includes a rigorous computer process for data collection. After more than 30,0002 treatments, our data is now more comprehensive than any known database on peripheral neuropathy treatment.
Because real results and real numbers are so important to our treatment protocol, our data is also analyzed by a PhD clinical research statistician at one of America’s premier medical clinics.
Q: Does the type or cause of neuropathy have any impact on the results?
Q:Can I improve my balance following treatment with Realief Therapy?
YES. Fifty-three percent of patients with initial balance impairment experienced improvement in balance.
Q: Does the treatment hurt?
NO. Most patients experience a gentle warming sensation like a heating pad or feel nothing at all.
Q: How soon will I begin to experience symptom relief?
The number of treatments varies for each patient ranging from 6 to 18 treatments and is based on sensory loss and symptoms. Typically, an average of 14 treatments are given during the initial phase. Your Realief clinician will be able to determine within the first two weeks if you are responding appropriately to care.
Q: How long has this treatment been available?
The technology has been available since the 1980s.
Therapeutic lasers have been FDA cleared for use in the US since 2003.
1 This data is part of an active registry and includes all consented patients who completed 6 or more treatments as of 11/1/13, from four active centers. While we’ve treated approximately 2500 patients since protocol development began in 2007, only those in our ongoing active registry are counted in the 808.
2 Realief Therapy algorithms have been under development since 2007. The 30,000 treatments include all work done prior to the development of the Realief software system.