Common Injuries, Ailments, and Treatment Precautions

How long after an injury should one wait before having Theraflex Treatment?

One should undergo a thorough examination by a physician following any serious injury. Even though the pain will decrease somewhat after an incident, patients often find that problems linger. Provided the nature of the injury does not preclude treatment, it can be done after 2-6 weeks. Each case will be evaluated individually.

What if the injury was years ago?

It doesn’t matter how many years one has had the problems.

Is it effective for ‘whiplash’?

Yes, it usually alleviates the restricted range of motion and pain, even after years of duration.

What if there was no major injury, just an incident here and there?

Reflex Therapy treats multiple mechanical problems, gently and uniformly. In fact, if one only feels minor restrictions, a few sessions can restore much of one’s youthful mobility. In our society we are led to believe that stiffness and back pain are inevitable. While there is a certain amount of attrition to the spine and indeed, the whole body, due to our work, physical exercise or lifestyle, with Reflex Therapy one may reduce this attrition on the joints of the spine.

What if the patient has had many other types of treatment?

Many patients have had a variety of therapies and treatments before Reflex Therapy. They do not preclude a patient from receiving successful Reflex Therapy.

Is it possible for those who have had pain for many years to be pain free?

Yes, it is, in many cases. This does not mean that every pain in your body will be gone but those related to the restricted range of motion and the stressed painful muscles will decrease or go altogether, depending on the extent of the damage done from the original injury or the attrition on the joints accumulated over the life of the problems. A high percentage of subjects receive significant degrees of relief, in spite of advanced age.

Is it possible to use Reflex Therapy on people with osteoporosis?

Yes, depending on the degree of osteoporosis.  Again, each case must be evaluated.

Is it possible to use Reflex Therapy on someone with Scoliosis?

Yes. Theraflex Reflex Therapy is successfully used on many subjects with scoliosis of varying degrees and ages. Each case is evaluated on an individual basis and treated as such. Significantly, it has even been shown to prevent the advancement of scoliosis in teens when used in a timely fashion throughout the growth cycle of the subject. Even people of advanced years may receive degrees of correction without harm. We suggest exercise after treatment to strengthen weak or atrophied muscles and help maintain the correction gained. The Schroth Method (, for instance, was developed to help correct even very pronounced cases of scoliosis and safely used in Germany for more than 50 years and in other parts of Europe, though largely unknown in the USA. These exercises and some variations may be used in conjunction with Reflex Therapy. Theraflex clients with scoliosis are always looking for ways to enhance treatment. We are finding that we can accomplish more correction, more quickly, safely and inexpensively than most forms of treatment. We are happy to speak with potential clients individually to discuss specific cases. For more, check out "Scoliosis Cures and Pain Relief" on Facebook.

In the case of teens who appear to be developing Scoliosis, when should they consider Reflex Therapy?

When a curvature becomes apparent, provided there are no contra-indications, therapy can start in early teens and if the subject is well-grown, a bit sooner. The goal is to work periodically to correct the curvature and then maintain it. In some cases it never really develops and in others it is greatly minimized. There are many factors that come into play in these cases that determine degree of correction and maintenance of the correction. Since it is safe, gentle and non-invasive, Reflex Therapy is well worth investigating for the benefit of the developing youth.

Is there any age restriction regarding the use of Reflex Therapy?

Age is not a factor with Reflex Therapy, other than that the handset is designed to span the adult spine and is too large for small children. Generally speaking, mechanical problems of the spine do not plague youngsters, though in special cases, it has been used in a modified manner to correct a problem gently and effectively. It may be used on the elderly provided they are no extenuating factors that would indicate otherwise. 

Can persons with Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) be treated with Reflex Therapy?

Since Degenerative Disc Disease is another way of saying that our joints experience wear and tear as we age, most certainly it is possible and in fact, advisable, to have Reflex Therapy. Almost as soon as we stop growing, we begin the process of aging. Physical work and exercise take their toll and all is affected by our diet. Since we all experience aging, we all have DDD if we choose to think of aging as something other than a natural process.

Is Reflex Therapy safe for those who have had spinal surgery?

Yes, depending on the nature of the surgery. Many patients have received relief from the pain and restricted motion that remained after their procedures. Naturally, a waiting period is necessary for healing to take place before treatment can begin. Again, each case is evaluated on an individual basis.

Is Reflex Therapy recommended for athletes?

Absolutely! Reflex Therapy is excellent for professional and non-professional athletes in the following ways:

  • It safely restores and maintains the suppleness of the spine providing greater range and fluidity of motion;
  • It reduces undue attrition by correcting even slight 'displacements' of the vertebrae and sacro-iliac joints;
  • It relieves trauma and tiredness resulting from strenuous activity;
  • It can prevent potentially career-ending mechanical problems of the spine as well as many of the post-career pain and immobility issues suffered by countless former athletes, professional or otherwise.

Reflex Therapy has effectively treated golfers; cricket, rugby and football players; equestrians, gymnasts and others; as well as helping them after retirement.

Is Reflex Therapy safe for those who have had spinal surgery?

Yes, depending on the nature of the surgery. Many patients have received relief from the pain and restricted motion that remained after their procedures. Naturally, a waiting period is necessary for healing to take place before treatment can begin. Again, each case is evaluated on an individual basis.

Why not just remain untreated if the pain isn't too severe or if I can take painkilling medications or treatments?

Because these methods of dealing with pain do nothing to address the cause of the problems. If the pain is due to mechanical issues, they require a mechanical solution. If there has been even slight displacement of a vertebra, it will cause muscle soreness and immobility in that joint. If one joint is 'locked up' it will create stress on the joints above and beneath. If one or both of the sacro-iliac joints have been shifted from their normal position, it can create a different 'tilt' to the pelvis, either forward or backward, and thus change the curvature of the lumbar spine.  Left untreated, it will cause low back pain, increased wear and tear on the intervertebral disks and can lead to sciatica. It is possible to avoid all that by getting treatment as soon as it is apparent that mobility has been impaired following injury before permanent damage has been done.

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