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Pain Treatment/SCENAR

SCENAR – Eliminates Pain and Repairs Soft Tissue Injuries

Do you have a new or recent acute injury to muscles, ligaments or tendons? Are you battling the pain and swelling that goes along with the tissue damage? If this is you, we know you want to get back to work and play quickly and yet be well healed. We can help you get the pain relief and healing you are seeking along with maximum mobility and strength so you can live and lead the life you want. Take the time to learn more about how we help the body heal after such injuries faster than RICE, anti-inflammatory drugs and physical therapy. The faster you get help the quicker you will heal.

Perhaps you are suffering with chronic unresolved pain due to a back, knee, shoulder or neck injury. Maybe you are at the point where you believe nothing can help get rid of the pain that has changed your life. You have been prescribed different types of pain medication and physical therapy. Nothing has worked. The symptoms get treated but the underlying cause remains. The body doesn’t heal properly and the pain continues. Maybe you have even had surgery and yet that hasn’t resolved the problem.

Alternative solution

Normally when you have a pretty significant acute sprain or strain it will take several weeks or months to fully heal – sometimes longer. We have clients who come to see us saying, “my doctor ordered me to go home and do RICE and said to come back in 3 weeks or so if it isn’t better and then they will send me to physical therapy.”

Those same people generally have 3 to 6 treatments here at our clinic over the first week to 10 days and then are back to normal activity. Your body has an amazing ability to heal. Technologies today simply help it heal better, faster.

What is the “SCENAR®”?

First thing to know is that SCENAR®, is actually an abbreviation for “self-controlled energo-neuro-adaptive regulator.” That is a long name and yet quite explanatory when it’s broken down. First, a little background:

SCENAR® was actually invented and developed in Russia nearly 20 years ago for the Russian cosmonauts in their Space Research Program. The Russians were proactively thinking about and taking care of the problem of health care and medicine for the cosmonauts just like NASA does for our astronauts.

RITM OKB ZAO is the company that manufactures the RITM SCENAR® for Dr. Alexander Revenko who was one of the two lead researchers in the development of the SCENAR®. They received their 510(k) FDA clearance in 2010. The SCENAR® is thus a Class II Medical Device and is available by prescription.

What does the SCENAR® do?

The SCENAR® utilizes active biofeedback. That means it is constantly reading the tissue and changing its own electrical signals to accurately respond to your body’s neurological impulses. The signals from the SCENAR® are directed to assist and guide your body in its own healing process. Your body’s adaptive mechanisms are “activated” or “kick-started.”
SCENAR® is intended to stimulate your body’s self-recovery system by using its own “internal pharmacy” of neuropeptides, regulatory peptides as well as endorphins. The SCENAR® really is a revolutionary method for supporting your body’s own healing ability.

The SCENAR® signals can be felt through the skin. We can adjust the sensation. The body recognizes the signals as its own. Because of the dynamic nature of the signal processing, the body doesn’t become tolerant to the SCENAR® signal.

Bear in the mind, the SCENAR® doesn’t heal the body. The SCENAR® supports and aids in reactivating your body’s own healing mechanisms.
If you have questions feel free to call us at 818-324-0562 and request a free consultation with Rick Binder. He will find out about your pain or injury problem, show you the SCENAR® and discuss with you how he thinks it could help you, if he thinks it can.

SCENAR Therapy Frequently Asked Questions

What is SCENAR therapy?
How does SCENAR work?
What does it feel like?
Is it the same as a TENS machine?
Can I combine Scenar therapy with other treatments like acupuncture?
What can SCENAR treat?
Who can benefit from SCENAR?
Is SCENAR safe?
What does a treatment involve?
Why should I try a Scenar treatment?
How many treatments will I need?
Are there any side effects/contra-indications?
What can I expect once I have finished my treatment?
What else do I need to know?

What is SCENAR therapy?

SCENAR is short for Self-controlling Energy Neuro Adaptive Regulator – a small machine first developed by the Russians for use by the cosmonautsso they would have a means of treating themselves without the need for drugs when in space.

A SCENAR machine is a short pulse electronic neuro-adaptive therapeutic stimulator – which makes it sound very complicated. In essence, it is easier to think of a SCENAR machine as a small but very effective and compact device offering electrotherapy.

How does SCENAR work?

The aim of a SCENAR treatment is to stimulate the body’s own healing powers by emitting an electromagnetic signal which is almost identical to the human nerve signal. This signal travels along special types of nerve fibers to the brain, which results in the production of neuropeptides which rapidly advance healing. When applied to the point of pain, the brain also releases endorphins, the body’s own powerful pain relieving substances.

SCENAR treatment is an entirely non-invasive biofeedback device which does not involve either drugs or surgery. It is operated by placing the device directly on the skin, where it collects electromagnetic signals that are modified and sent back to the body. This biofeedback is what distinguishes it from TENS machines and other electrical therapies.

What does it feel like?

When the machine is placed on the skin, it is adjusted until a gentle, tingling sensation is felt.

Is it the same as a TENS machine?

No. A SCENAR machine is in continuous two-way feedback with the body, assessing what the body needs and sending back different impulses to the body to meet those needs. A TENS machine does not do this.

Can I combine Scenar therapy with other treatments like acupuncture?

SCENAR can be used in conjunction with other therapies and conventional medicine.

What can SCENAR treat?

SCENAR has been widely and successfully used in Russia and elsewhere for the treatment of a broad range of ailments including:

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Sports Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • RSI
  • Headaches and Migraine
  • Arthritis
  • Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
  • Dental Pain
  • Post-Operative Pain
  • Circulatory and Respiratory Problems
  • Musculoskeletal and Digestive Problems
  • and many other conditions

SCENAR is recognized as being particularly beneficial in the reduction of pain and inflammation and the improved and accelerated healing of wounds. Some people have also found it useful in encouraging increased energy and it is widely used by many world class sports teams and professionals to treat all manner of ailments. Clients often report an improved sense of well-being, improved appetite and better sleeping patterns following treatment.

Many famous sports and media personalities including George Clooney, Russell Crowe, and Chelsea and Real Madrid Football Clubs have used SCENAR.

Who can benefit from SCENAR?

Anyone – young or old – who has suffered an injury or is experiencing either chronic or acute pain may benefit from SCENAR therapy.

Is SCENAR safe?

As a SCENAR impulse is similar to the body’s own nerve impulses, it is non-damaging and safe. However, it is recommended that people with cardiac pacemakers, those suffering from epilepsy or women who are pregnant do not have this treatment. It is however, safe to use on children and the elderly.

CENAR has no known side effects.

What does a treatment involve?

You will be asked about your health (past and present) and then the SCENAR will be placed on the skin – over the spine, abdomen or affected area – and a gentle tingling sensation will be felt. As the healing begins, the skin may redden or change color in relation to the surrounding area and/or the sound o the machine may change as it passes over the point of pain. This is the start of the healing process. Treatments generally take 15-20 minutes. Once the area begins to change (e.g. the skin becomes less ‘sticky’, or it changes color, or the tone of the machine changes) the SCENAR treatment is complete. Afterwards, you may feel an increase in energy, you may sleep better and generally feel more refreshed.

Why should I try a Scenar treatment?

SCENAR treatments can be enjoyed alongside other therapies and medical treatment, so if you have not been able to resolve your problem, it is certainly worth giving SCENAR a try. It is non-invasive and gentle, and there are no known side effects.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments varies depending on the complaint, but acute problems usually need fewer treatments – for example, acute back pain may only need 3-4 sessions. What we are looking for is incremental change – if you’ve had a problem for a long time, then it is not going to be resolved in just one session!

Are there any side effects/contra-indications?

There are no known side effects, however it is recommended that patients with cardiac pacemakers, those suffering from epilepsy or those who are pregnant do not have this treatment.

What can I expect once I have finished my treatment?

SCENAR continues to work even after you have completed your course of treatment so don’t be concerned if you are discharged before you are completely better. Most people continue to improve for approximately three months after treatment and some continue to improve for up to five months. It is also common to experience flare ups of old symptoms and pain during this period as the body continues to heal and this is completely normal.

What else do I need to know?

For best results it is recommended that you do not bathe or shower for two hours before or after treatment, or to engage in demanding or stressful activities during that period. Also, it may be necessary to shave an area of skin to ensure good communication between the device and body.

And finally…Please remember!

Your body takes time to heal! Your symptoms didn’t just suddenly appear; just as they took time to develop and establish themselves, recovery takes time and patience too!
By focusing on the positive effects of the treatment as long as your symptoms are changing (this means they may feel better OR worse) then the treatment is working.