SpineSpider Neck, back and low back pain Intervertebral disc problems Tension headache / migraine Dizziness, tinnitus (ear noises) Whiplash Joint pain (hand and fingers, shoulder, elbows, knees, hocks) Muscle tension Painful tendons and ligament attachments Tennis and golfer’s elbow Achillodynia (Achilles tendon problems) Trigger points (e.g., hardening of the neck muscles) Acupuncture points Tremor and gait / M. Parkinson OSCILLATING KINESIOLOGICAL IMPULSE THERAPY Pain in the musculoskeletal system is often caused by dysfunctions, especially in the small vertebral joints and the segmentally associated spinal musculature. These cannot be represented using the imaging techniques such as ultrasound, X-ray or MRI, but usually only in the context of a comprehensive manual diagnostics. WHY IS THE SPINESPIDER USED IN ORTHOPEDICS? In SpineSpider diagnostics, computer-assisted oscillating impulses are sent into the tissue and the behaviour of the tissue (the rigidity of the tissue) as well as the reactive oscillating vibrations, especially in the area of the vertebral joint, are measured and analysed via computer. This highly sensitive examination is also used in material testing in space travel. The advantage is that a millimetre-accurate analysis can be performed along the entire spinal column for each vertebral joint and the associated segmental musculature, which in conjunction with manual diagnostics allows a perfect complement to the planning of the specific therapy. WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR THE EXAMINATION AND THE TREATMENT? According to the computer-aided analysis of the individual spinal column sections (vertebral joint / segmental musculature), mechanical impulses are transmitted to the vertebral joints or the spinal column-like musculature by means of a computer-controlled device, depending on the resonance behaviour (stiffness) of the examined region. If a vertebral joint is triggered, it vibrates at a certain frequency, usually in the region of the spine between 45 and 55 Hertz. Vertebral joints which are inhibited in their mobility, e.g. due to blockages or degenerative changes, vibrate in a higher frequency. The previously calculated pulses are transmitted in the form of an oscillation (repeated frequency sequence) to the vertebral joint or the dysfunctional musculature. As a result, the disturbed mobility can be normalized again and the muscle dysfunction can be eliminated. IN WHICH DISEASES IS THE THERAPY USED? Treatment with the SpineSpider usually takes place once to twice a week, whereby the duration of treatment depends on the case-related cause in each individual case. SpineSpider therapies are getting increasingly popular for top athletes, e.g. golf or football players, and are carried out even after competitions and peak loads in order to achieve the fastest possible regeneration of the joint and muscle function. The SpineSpider treatment is indicated for neck, back and low-back pain as well as for tension headaches or for whiplash injuries. In addition, it is useful in treatment of painful tendon and ligament disorders, e.g. tennis or golfer’s elbow, Achilles tendon irritation and chronic pharyngeal inflammation applicable. Gentle and tonus-regulating treatment is also being used on children and infants in case of disorders of the vertebral joints or scoliosis.