SCENAR: Space age healing in your pocket
Cate Montana, What Doctors Don’t Tell You,
August 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 5)
This handheld device, created by the Soviets to heal cosmonauts while in space, is creating a revolution in pain treatment here on Earth. Cate Montana investigates
Eight years ago, John Hayward, 61, of East Sussex in the UK, suffered pain and weakness in his right arm and shoulder. There was a loss of nerve control in his right hand, which meant he struggled to write his name and even to straighten his fingers; it also seriously reduced his ability to work on his landscape-gardening business.
After five years of neurological investigations on the NHS (National Health Service), numerous trips to King’s College London and three magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, the conclusive diagnosis was vertebral growth impinging on a nerve, following trauma from a broken neck during a motocross fall when he was younger …