Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Best Stim for quads?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Best Stim for quads?

    Title said it all, my unit dies today (very old Compex) and I need a new one. What would be the best Stim for a C6 quad (dead pectorals, triceps, hands,... you know)?
    -Ramps in buildings are necessary, but it would be usefull to have another ones for people (mind/heart).....

    -Hoc non pereo habebo fortior me

    #2
    Any update on this Isildur?

    Comment


      #3
      PowerDot Muscle Stimulator

      https://www.powerdot.com/
      Know Thyself

      Comment


        #4
        I have a device called a Zynex brand device. This was recommended to me by the hospital where I was patient, it was not cheap at $250 each, and I have two. it was supposed to be prescription grade so to speak, because it required a doctor's prescription.

        I do not know whether this is actually any better than any other device, I would love to hear anyone's opinion On this or any other suggestions?

        I am never satisfied with what I have, please offer any suggestions.
        Injured on July 8th 2017 at 28 years old.
        Fractured C4 - C7, Incomplete.

        Facebook Email

        Comment


        #5
        Originally posted by Rick1 View Post
        PowerDot Muscle Stimulator

        https://www.powerdot.com/
        Rick, have you actually used the PowerDot? I'm curious about any feet on the ground experience, particularly to learn if it's more powerful than typical TENS units that don't really give much FES-like tone to atrophied muscle. All of their advertising on social media, which is oddly plentiful, showcases short videos of muscles quivering under the massive electrical load. But I'm wary of clever marketing when I see it!
        C5/6 complete (maybe) circa June 2018

        Comment


        • Vindex
          Vindex commented
          Editing a comment
          They are a little pricey but I have used them, very good product

        #6
        I've been using it regularly for a few months. Definitely more powerful and more advanced than your typical TENS unit. It has a variety of pre-set programs with range adjustable capabilities. Good quality. Easy to use. It's a good tool.
        Know Thyself

        Comment


          #7
          Originally posted by Rick1 View Post
          I've been using it regularly for a few months. Definitely more powerful and more advanced than your typical TENS unit. It has a variety of pre-set programs with range adjustable capabilities. Good quality. Easy to use. It's a good tool.
          Great, thanks!
          C5/6 complete (maybe) circa June 2018

          Comment


            #8


            Originally posted by Isildur View Post
            Title said it all, my unit dies today (very old Compex) and I need a new one. What would be the best Stim for a C6 quad (dead pectorals, triceps, hands,... you know)?
            Any update on this? Did you get a good NMES unit?

            Has anyone used this one https://www.compex.com/uk/compex-sp-40 ?

            Comment


              #9
              Out of curiosity, what are you guys using these for? Is it pain relief or is it to try getting some type of muscle control back? If it's volitional muscle control is anyone seeing any results?

              Comment


                #10
                Volitional muscle control, it is hard to say on results, definitely helpful, but results are hard to quantify. Just got one of those power dots not that long ago, very helpful. They are now available as a medical device and perhaps might be covered by insurance now? Not sure, worth checking
                Injured on July 8th 2017 at 28 years old.
                Fractured C4 - C7, Incomplete.

                Facebook Email

                Comment


                  #11
                  Surface level stimulation, properly applied, can increase circulation, provide pain relief, help to keep local musculature and connective tissue healthy, etc.

                  Any meaningful recovery of volitional movement will require a much deeper, more targeted, more sustainable reactivation of the entire motor system.



                  Disclaimer: I'm not a scientist. This is 25 years of living with incomplete-paralysis (C-5) talking.
                  Know Thyself

                  Comment

                  Working...
                  X