I would be thrilled to tell you how Alpha-Stim has improved my life.
I have had severe chronic bursitis in my left hip for about 4 1/2 years. The medications that have been prescribed for this condition have ranged from inflammatory like Motrin, Voltaren and Feldene, to pain medications like Vicodin, and muscle relaxers that include Flexeril. My doctor also tried cortisone injections, which was very painful and unsuccessful. Taking these medications over a 4 1/2 year period of time has not only been very expensive, but has taken a toll on my stomach. In December 1998, my doctor went to a seminar, which included alternative methods for chronic pain suffers. She was very impressed with what she had heard about the Alpha-Stim 100 and decided to purchase one for herself to use in her practice. Since she has a wide variety of patients that have chronic pain, she felt that this would be a good test market for the machine. She immediately thought of me because after trying all the conventional methods for bursitis (i.e. Medications, physical therapy, and pain clinics), nothing seemed to be taking care of or improving the condition. She loaned me her machine for about a 5-week period of time. I was skeptical at first but was willing to try anything to get rid of the constant pain I had. After two one-hour treatments with the Alpha-Stim there was a noticeable improvement in my hip. I was thrilled to say the least and continued to use the machine every day for the next five weeks. I was able to walk with no limping, stabbing pain or tenderness in the area for the first time in years.
When I returned the Alpha-Stim back to my doctor, I told her I wanted to purchase a machine for myself. Though the Alpha-Stim was an expensive investment, it is well worth it. Considering what I have had to pay for medications over the last 4 1/2 years, the cost of the Alpha-Stim is nothing. It would be so beneficial if health insurance companies covered things like the Alpha-Stim. With the high cost of medications these days, a lot of money could be saved with the purchase of your machine.
My doctor has helped so many of her patients since February. I have been telling anyone who will listen about how my quality of life has improved. After seeing my success with the Alpha-Stim and after two treatments for her tennis elbow, my mother has already purchased an Alpha-Stim. My dad is also considering purchasing a machine for him and his wife, who are chronic suffers of shoulder and back pain.