Approximately 60% of patients suffering from neuropathic symptoms do not have diabetes: their symptoms are either caused by or exacerbated by lower back problems.
The 300 unit comes with a custom travel case so you can take it with you on vacation or to another site. You can trade in your 300 model (and receive full credit for the amount paid) for the 2407 model within the first year if you determine that your neuropathy is too advanced, and you need the higher power of the 2407. Patients who have neuropathy due to the side effects of chemotherapy find the lower intensity of this model preferable because of the increased sensitivity of their feet and legs.
The ReBuilder Medical uses a tiny electrical signal to wake up nerves that are temporarily dormant or asleep due to past oxygen deprivation. The ReBuilder's patent pending signal is a precise copy of a healthy nerve signals, but stronger. This healing signal travels from one foot, up that leg, across the synaptic junctions and nerve roots in your lower back and then down to your other foot. Then it reverses the polarity and this nerve impulse then travels back to your original foot. This back and forth action effectively stimulates all the nerves of both legs and feet. At the same time, the ReBuilder® stimulates your calf muscles to contract and relax, as they would naturally during exercise, such as walking, to increase local blood flow and strengthen your calf muscles for better mobility. Once your nerves are working again, they will require additional blood flow.
The ReBuilder signals also cause the brain to release endorphins, strong pain relievers that travel via the bloodstream to all parts of the body, not just the hands and feet. These natural pain relievers can reduce depression and physical pain without any negative side effects.
Because the path of these healing signals is from foot to foot, the ReBuilder® re-educates the nerve paths. This re-education makes sure the normal signals that follow travel the correct paths. Neuropathy can short circuit the paths so that a signal from the big toe, for example may go to the little toe instead of up the foot and leg to the spinal column. this confuses the brain and the brain either over-reacts and you feel a shooting pain or it learns to ignore big toe signals and you feel numbness or tingling.
The FDA groups the ReBuilder with EMS (electronic muscle stimulator) and TENS (transcutaneous Electrical Nerve stimulator) devices, but unlike common TENS devices that merely block pain signals, theReBuilder does the opposite: the ReBuilder® opens up the nerve paths, re-educating them to transmit normal nerve signals to the brain.