tratamiento de las enfermedades reumaticas y todo tipo
Dr. Teresa Villanueva Lobo
Dr. Luis Hernandez Herrero
TREATMENT OF THE RHEUMATIC ILLNESSES AND ALL TYPE OF AFFECTIONS
OSTEOMUSCULARES FOR THERMOPERCUSSION
One of each four people in Spain suffers some type of rheumatic illness, as it reveals a study realized
socialsanitary on this type of affections. This study on the rheumatic illnesses in Spain has been carried
out by the cabinet Pfizer of Human resources, in collaboration with the Spanish Society of Rheumatology
and Spanish Rheumatological Ties.
The social demand that the rheumatic sick persons generate, only rises to 35% in the consultations of
The rheumatic illnesses affect more to the women than to the men. The artrosis and the arthritis are the
most frequent in the women, while Jan the men highlight the cervical pain, the lumbago and the drop.
The factors that influence in the state of the illness are, in more grade, the cold, followed by the changes
of time, humidity, station changes, the efforts, emotional tension.
According to the same study the rheumatic illnesses are of social type, since they affect to people's very
high spectrum, and it has very important personal, psychic and economic implications.
The medicine and the treatment of the rheumatic illnesses
It is evident that the medical science uses big human and economic means in search of medications able
to try with success the most extended illnesses and with more social cost, like they are the rheumatic
illnesses. Big advances have been gotten, especially in the therapy antidolorosa and anti-inflammatory. It
has not unfortunately still been possible to develop a healing process, able to eradicate this type of
illnesses. Known it is that to develop and with effectiven ess to apply a therapy, it is indispensable the
knowledge of the causes or of the constituents that originate or they produce some illness type, and that in
the case of the rheumatic illnesses these constituents are ignored. While the science looks for solutions to
treat this problem, the medical ones try to alleviate the goods of the illness, especially the pain.
CELLULAR REGENERATION STIMULATIVE
One of the well-known considerations, is the capacity of the human body so that, through their own
mechanisms, defend of the illnesses; but in the case of the little rheumatic illnesses or he swims ago in
this sense. For this reason and for lack of the effective therapy to cure them, these illnesses settle down
and they advance taking to the sick persons to the chronic, painful inability and immobile unpunishedly.
When a wound takes place, for example a small court in a finger, the fabric is injured and consequently
the multitude of cells that they compose it. It is then when the human organism puts into operation the
mechanisms that it prepares, to regenerate, that is to say, to substitute the cells injured by other healthy
ones that gradually drive to the cure of the lesion.
He means you that the human organism is regenerated, and for it is necessary that the lesion takes place.
Of the previously exposed thing you concludes that the human organism through its own mechanisms
regenerates the artificially injured fabric.
The rheumatic illnesses deteriorate, that is to say, they produce lesions of the fabric affected by the same
ones progressively. These lesions originated by the rheumatic illnesses are not regenerated by the human
organism, we Have then, two types of lesions: some produced ones artificially to those that the own
organism regenerates, and other produced ones for the rheumatic illness to those that the human organism
If in consequence, in the fabric affected by the rheumatic illness we produce artificially slight lesions
(stimuli), this will also be regenerated, that is to say that him sick fabric, injured artificially, it will be
substituted for other healthy.
THERMOPERCUTOR BPR 250
To produce the artificial lesions in the parts of the human organism affected by the rheumatic illness, the
Thermopercutor BPR has been created 250, apparatus of advanced technology that develops the deep
termotherapy and the percussiontherapy simultaneously.
With the deep heating in the sick fabric takes place, in the first place, an important decrease of the cellular
edema, bound phenomenon to a normalization of the potential electric transmembranar and later on to a
recovery of the enzymatic kinetics and of the reparative phenomena, without caring the type of the cell.
The resulting effect of the decrease of the edema, liberates the vascular lights allowing a turn to the
normalization of the cell that, when being partly bound to the pain and the anti-inflammatory processes
and of compression, it produces an analgesic effect. In the fabric treaty it takes place to glassdilation and
a considerable increase of the sanguine watering, indispensable in all regenerative process.
The application of the percussion causes a muscular relaxation originating a series of artificial lesions that
they injure the sick cells and they stimulate the regeneration of a new fabric of healthy cells in the
previously treated areas.
The therapy for Thermopercussion will always be applied under the control of a sanitary specialist. The
Thermopercutors BPR 250 should settle sanitarily in enclosures authorized.
The patient should be correctly diagnosed with special attention to the possible contraindications.
Before beginning the treatment, to the patient he will be explained in a comprehensible way it consists the
therapy for Thermopercussion on what and which they are the results that they are sought to get. The
patient's subjective valuation on the results of the treatment, one will have before in consideration, during
and after the treatment. Keeping in mind the patient's subjective valuation and the objective valuation of
the clinic, the duration of the treatment will be determined as well as the grade of cure of the treated parts.
SUBJECTIVE VALUATION OF THE PATIENT
The state of spirit of the patient generally varies after each session.
The patient, in the first sessions of
the treatment, it can improve or to worsen as first reaction to the treatment. The improvement or initial
worsening of the patients will depend on diverse factors, as its physical constitution, chronicity of the
illness, age and state of spirit.
It is frequent that the pain diminishes or disappear after the first treatment. With the decrease of the pain
he recovers the mobility of the treated articulations partly.
With the decrease of the pain and improvement of the movements, the patient reduces the taking of
medications that habitually consumed.
After the first treatment most of the patients sleep better.
In some patients, after the first sessions nuisances, stiffness that disappear later on appear.
OBJECTIVE VALUATION OF THE SPECIALIST
The specialist diagnoses the location and the grade of evolution of the illness correctly.
Most of the sick persons have x-rays and of analytic tests that the specialist will have in consideration.
The specialist, to their approach, he can request new x-rays or other tests that it considers necessary.
The inflammation grade is measured.
Should the need arise the treatment you can supplement with anti-inflammatory. Equally the grade of the
mobility of the affect ed articulations is valued, as well as the patient's general recovery.
It will be valued the day mobility and the effectiv e decrease of the medications that the patient habitually
The valuation of all the parameters, will determine the duration of the treatment in days.
APPLICATION OF THE THERMOPERCUTOR BPR 250
Once diagnosed, the patient will be explained that with the therapy for Themopercussion, they will
originate in the sick areas some tissular microlessions that later will be regenerated, that that gradually
will drive to the decrease or eradication of the illness. The patient can put a hand in the area of the
treatment to perceive the unoffensivity of the Thermopercussion. At the beginning of the treatment the
dose will be regulated low. During the treatment the patient should move lightly to avoid the
concentration of heat in a single area, to avoid possible burns. The patient should be aware that not to
tolerate more the intensity of the treatment will be treated before, but rather it should follow the
specialist's instructions. The painful areas will be peripherally, approaching gradually to the causing focus
of the pain, with arrangement to the patient's sensibility. It is not necessary that the patient undresses the
areas to try.
In the course of the treatment or of the treatments, the patient will be habituated to the apparatus, for what
will be been able to increase the dose. It should take special caution with the not very sensitive to heat
The treatment with the percussion regulated to the minimum and you will increase with arrangement to
the sensibility and adaptation of the patient.
In the course of the first sessions stiffness like reaction can appear from the organism to the treatment that
passed some days they disappear and they don't generally take place again.
With the decrease of the pain and the recovery of the mobility, the patient should carry out physical
exercises indicated by the specialist.
The glassdilation and the increase of the sanguine watering in the treated areas, cause the affluen ce of
more regenerative substances, with that which the specialist, to her approach can support with an
appropriate complement of minerals and vitamins. A contribution of calcium, for example, accelerates the
disappearance of the osteoporosis.
It is recommended that during the treatment, especially in the months of more dehydration risk, the sick
persons drink water. Should the need arise, the water can be sugared to restore a possible energy loss of
Equally, the specialist can recommend the consumption of some vitamins, to restore those that could be
affected by the thermotherapy.
SUSCEPTIBLE ILLNESSES TO THE TREATMENT WITH THERMOPERCUSSION
Illnesses of the apparatus locomotive
Diverse Transtornos of the spine.
Syndromes dial them
Thraumatology and sport medicine
PREPARATION OF THE OPERATIVE EQUIPO/PEOPLE
In the address of the percussion, it is formed during the operation a high-frequency field that can reheat
metallic objects or to interfere electronic objects.
People that are in this area will come off of metallic objects, electronic apparatuses of control, wireless
telephones, headsets, clocks, jewels, etc., in a preventive way.
Computer teams, radioreceptors, intercoms, phone facilities, etc., they will be shielded in the event of
interferences. In certain cases the modification of the sense of the irradiation will be able to produce the
With the purpose of avoiding the interferences, two teams of Thermopercussion won't work BPR 250 in
the same enclosure neither in adjacent enclosures, if the irradiation addresses oppose you. The team of
Thermopercussion BPR 250 get ready even the disconnected treatment.
They will only be used the accessories and original pieces. The treatment with other accessories or pieces
of the Thermopercutor BPR 250 damaged or in not well state can be dangerous.
The seats and utilized stretchers for the treatment won't owe metal being, or in any event not to contain
metallic parts in the address of the microwaves to avoid their heating and possible burns. Seats or
recovered stretchers of synthetic materials of cloth or plastic are recommended.
PREPARATION OF THE PATIENT
Before beginning the treatment, the patient should be correctly diagnosed by a specialist.
It is necessary that the patient comes off of dresses with metallic closings, as well as of all the metallic
objects or with metallic content that they are in the area of the irradiation field.
The contents of the pockets (keys, currencies), jewels, slopes, chains, clocks and protesis of metallic
content can warm in the field of the microwaves and to produce burns. The electronic apparatuses
(pacemakers, headsets, wireless telephones, digital clocks, etc. ) they can be damaged inside the field of
irradiation of the microwaves. In this high-frequency field they warm the garments more intensely of
dressing humid, what has to be kept in mind in the cases of treatment in areas of high perspiration. For
this reason, it will be necessary to undress the subjected corporal parts to the treatment.
The dry bandages can be irradiated without limitation. In areas covered with humid or adhesive bandage,
you should apply the treatment of Thermopercussion with less intensity of heat.
The parts of the body with metallic endoprotessis, like they can be, the nails modulars, metallic
articulations, fasteners, cranial badges, fill metallic, you crown dental, bridges or similar elements with
metallic chips or with implanted hairsprings, they won't be treated with the Thermopercutor BPR 250.
The eyes and testicles should never be in the field of irradiation of the microwaves.
During the treatment with the Thermopercutor BPR 250, the patient should collaborate indicating if the
temperature is too high or on the contrary. The patient should indicate if the percussion produces him pain
in which case it is enough to change the treatment area lightly. The patient's subjective valuation should
keep in mind during the whole treatment. Special cautions should take with the not very sensitive to heat
patients, since burns could take place.
If the treatment norms are fulfilled the Thermopercutor BPR 250, lesions won't appear, because in the
treated area the blood stream is activated intensely, being avoided in such a way the concentration of heat.
Lesions can only take place in the event of accuses lata during the treatment
The treatment should not be carried out schematically, but individually. The perception of the treatment
for the Thermopercutor BPR 250 are stabilized lapsed 5 minutes.
The adaptation of the patients takes place in the course of the treatments.
In any case a decrease of the sensation thermal debit side to induce to the increase of the dosage.
Before the beginning, it is advisable to explain to the patient on what it consists the treatment. The patient
can put a hand in l area of the treatment to perceive the unoffensivity of the Thermopercutor BPR 250.
Always the application of the Thermopercutor BPR will be avoided 250 in area of anesthesia local to
avoid possible burns.
Patient with pacemakers and implanted cochlea
in the treatment area.
An increase of temperature can accelerate the growth of the cells of the tumor or of metastasis. They will
should for this reason, to be responsible for the treatment of these patients, the specialists with specific
knowledge on tumors.
Active tuberculosis or other specific active illnesses.
Patient with advanced varixes.
The application of the Thermopercutor BPR 250 with dose of minimum heat or without the heat, it
doesn't have contraindications. The objective of the treatment with the Thermopercutor BPR 250 are to
take place in the parts sick microlesions to stimulate that the injured célular is regenerated.
It is recommended to be careful in the event of:
Sharp infectious illnesses, especially with high fever.
Sharp infectious processes in the bones and articulations. The heat could produce a necrosis in you fabrics
treaties or to favor it.
The risk of concentration of heat is bigger in the areas of faulty circulation due to the smallest thermal
dissipation. In patient with isquemia presence or of strong lesions in the fabrics, the treatment should be
dosed with end care.
Traumas and vascular lesions should not be treated during the first ones 24 at 36 hours after laa lesion, in
order to avoid hemorrhages.
Interferen ces in the patient's thermal sensibility.
In anesthetized areas.
During the menstruation, in hypogastric area.
Patient with uterine pessaries.
In the event of very advanced osteoporosis
, to avoid fractures.
In the event of tendency to hemorrhages and use of anticoagulants.
Propensity to the thrombosis.
It is convenient not to treat the epífisis disks in children until concluding the growth.
In the application of the treatment in the proximities of the eyes will be used protection glasses.
In the case of treatment in the cranial area, they will retire the contact lenses.
Treatment in the area of the apparatus reproductive male/female, since reproductive organs are extremely
sensitive to heat, special measures of caution will apply in the face of the risk of a permanent lesion or of
SPECIAL GROUPS OF PATIENT
For the treatment of small children it is advisable to undress them.
Their reduced corporal volume
demands a careful dosage and the repeated verification of the cutaneous temperature by means of
application of the hand.
The small children as well as the sensitive patients, especially those of advanced age, during the sessions
should be specially watched over.
This relationship doesn't seek to be complete. Each team goes accompanied by a treatment chart that
indicates the recommended dose as well as the quantity of sessions.
Before beginning the treatment, the specialist should emit the correct diagnosis. To discard the specific
illnesses for danger of supuración of the fabric. In a principle, he/she seeks advice to give the patient an
Not to try with the Thermopercutor BPR 250 of 24 at 36 hours after traumas or vascular lesions, for
danger of hemorrhages.
To treat the processes very developed low medication protection (antibiotics, sulfamides), especially if
he has to have an infectious in the area to try.
According to the process of the illness and of the adaptation of the patient to the Thermopercutor BPR
250, he seeks advice to increase the percussion force so that microlessions can take place in the deep parts
of the treated area, with object dee that they are regenerated.
CHART OF TREATMENT FOR TERMOPERCUTOR BPR 250
The suitable securities are orientatives, valid for the treatment of the affected part as well as of a wide
area of the periphery of the region or articulation that she undergoes the treatment. It is made well it is
moving the bolster of the Thermopercutor automatically or varying the patient's position. The interval of the treatment is daily in all these indications.
irritation of periostio insert and tendon) ARTROSIS DEFORMANTE
Traumatic residual States (after desmorrexia,
distortions, hematomas, bruises, luxations,
HIDROPSIA (p.e. rod, and other articulacio. Minimum
Syndrome of the cartilage intervertebral
prolapse for recolocación, relaxation of the
contractura, sciatic nuisances, radiculitis, parestesias) CERVICAL SYNDROME
I ANNEX 1º
Under the title “ Cellular Micropercussion-stimul ative regeneration”, the doctors Teresa Viñuela Lobo and
Luis Hernández Herrero, directed by the professor Marcos of Antonio, they have elaborated a study in the
School of Medicine of the Work, clerk of the Ability of Medicine in the University Of Alcalá de Henares
of Madrid, to expose the results obtained in the application of the therapy by Cellular Regeneration
Stimulative, Termopercusión, in the rheumatic illnesses, as well as their incidence in the labor and sport
In the preamble of the one mentioned study, their authors say textually:
“ We expose our gratefulness to all those that have lent their help in the realization of this work, especially
to the professor Marcos of Antonio, to Enrique Fernández, Salvador Ruiz and to the Center Konjevic of
Madrid, of Thermopercussion.
Indeed, the Dr. Hernández has directed during two years this Center of Thermopercussion, where has
developed important works that have served him as source of data, necessary to carry out a study in which
is deepened in the knowledge of the obtained results and that they are summarized next.
It’s considered that third two parts of the rheumatic pathology originate in the spine. So far the treatment
of these illnesses is based on three fundamental pillars:
1º.- The medicaments anti-inflammatory non esteroideos (AINES) and/or other analgesic ones.
2º.- The physical therapies:
Passive and active mobilization
Theromtherapy (it paraffins, infrarojos, microwaves, short wave, laser, etc. )
Cervical tractions and lumbar
3º.- The surgery to correct the deviations, protusiones or hernias
, almost always as last resource.
In spite of everything this therapeutic arsenal (and other therapies that don't make an appointment), many
of these pathologies evolve bad, you cronifican and they leave making more severe.
The encouraging results reflected in the study encourage their authors to think that an important step is
giving in the fight against the rheumatic illnesses.
As objective of their studies the doctors Viñuela and Hernández think about the valuation of the
effectiveness of the therapy for Cellular Regeneration Stimulative, Thermopercussion, applied in the
workers affected by rheumatism in the spine and in the affections of the soft parts.
In the development and application of this therapy is used the Termmopercutor BPR 250.
The treatment is applied in the area affect ed by the rheumatic illness, especially in the near muscles to the
aching area. The treatment should not produce pain, neither during neither after the application of the
APPROACHES OF SELECTION OF PATIENT
The following ones have been used:
age: 16 to 69 years
labor situation: in active
treated pathology: spine rheumatisms rheumatisms of lumbar column rheumatisms of soft parts minimum number of received sessions: * 15 in the cases of artrosis * 10 in the event of pathology of soft parts to exception of those patients that, with an inferior number of sessions to the established one, they have been given of high with a subjective improvement and valuation from the superior doctor to 5 on 10. to have the history and included exploration complete clinics the interrogation and exploration the moment of the high one. BASE OF DATA The initial support of the data has been the clinical history of the Center of Thermopercussion, very exhaustive and prepared to carry out a simple pursuit of all the parameters that they define qualitative and quantitatively the suffering, especially those of functional character. Once selected the histories that completed all the selection approaches, you proceeded to extract 60 data of each history. The data that have been studied are: Data of identification of the patient: History number Age: 16 to 69 years Sex: male or woman Profession
Data on the patient's illness: Code of diagnostic: according to the international classification of illnesses of the OMS. Severity. Valued of 1 at 4, following radiological approaches in the case of artrosis and clinical in that of rheumatisms in soft parts, being: Light Moderate Severe Very severe
Time of evolution of the current illness valued in months or in fractions of months. They are considered the following categories: * time of evolution < 1 month: sharp * time of evolution 1-3 months: subaguda * time of evolution > 3 months: chronicle
Data on the applied treatment: - frequency of the sessions of bigger to smaller: * 2 daily * 1 daily * 1 alternating * 2 weekly
total number of sessions that the patient has received. Duration of each session in minutes. It forces of the percussion: it registers in semiquantitative way, numbering from 0 to 11, when not having any apparatus able to measure this percussion force, as simple reference one can say that: Percussion 0 = slack Percussion 4 = moderate Percussion 7 = strong Percussion 11 = very strong
secondary actions: it registers the appearance of secondary actions, probably due to the applied treatment
as pain to the percussion, hematomas
, burns, fatigue, “ stiffness” or return of the pain. It is valued from 1
to 5 the severity of this secondary actions:
1 = light
2 = moderate
3 = intense
4 = he/she forces to suspend the treatment temporarily
5 = he/she forces to suspend it definitively
associate treatment: in the event of associating other treatments it’s reflected in this section. Duration of the applied treatment: in months or fractions of months.
Valuation of the goods of the treatment about the illness and the patient's labor capacity.
d.1 Data that were valued to the beginning of the treatment, at the end of the same one and, whenever it was possible, in a control several months after the high one.
Labor situation: * asset * transitory labor inability * permanent disability (total or absolute)
Medication: the quantity of analgesic and/or anti-inflammatory medication was valued administered to the patient. For it was used it a chart made in this respect, starting from the analgesic power of this medications, (chart 1).
Other helping medicines: they are reflected the medicaments ingested to treat symptoms related with their
illness here, such as antivertiginosos, antijaquecosos
“ of base” and muscle relaxants, giving a point for
each unit of up-to-date ingested classification.
Valuation of the improvement according to the doctor: the doctor punctuates the form improvement
similar to the valuation that makes the patient in the previous section, but keeping in mind all the data of
the history and physical exploration.
It potentializes analgesic of the medications used by the patients included in the study. It took as unit 100mg of aspirin I similar to 1.
NAME GENERIC TRADE NAME DOSE (mg) POINTS
Sour salicylic acetil AAS, Adiro, Rhonal 500 5
d.2 Data that have been registered exclusively to the beginning and the end of the treatment:
- Activities of the daily life (AVD): valuation of the patient's capacity to take a “ daily life” normal. 9 parameters are punctuated from 0 to 3, being 0 the total inability to carry out the activity, and 3 the realization of the same one without difficulty (chart 2). Added the results of the nine parameters have a punctuation globsl that goes from 0 to 27, being
0-4 = great disability 5-10 = severe discapacidad 11-16 = moderate discapacidad 17-22 = light discapacidad 23-27 = normal or almost normal
pain: the intensity of the pain is valued from 0 to 5, only registering the most intense pain that exists (for example: it hurts a lot in rest and little to the movement, he will register as intense pain). It is classified this way: 0 = pain absence 0.5 = nuisances 1 = light pain 2 = moderate pain 3 = intense pain 4 = very intense pain (indispensable to take analgesic) 5 = unbearable pain
mobility: the mobility is valued by so many percent of functional limitation. If the movement accompanies of pain, it is considered bigger functional limitation if the pain that causes this movement is bigger. 0% = there is not limitation 20% = light limitation 40% = moderate limitation 60% = severe limitation 80% = very severe limitation 100% = total limitation
Valuation of the activities of the daily life:
To get dressed: Difficulty to put on and/or to take off the clothes.
To get up: Grade of difficulty to get up from the seats, armchairs, bed.
To eat: Difficulty to manage the cutleries, the glass of water.
To walk: Difficulty to move on foot. If he needs cane and/or a person to their side, he understands each other that he walks with help and it punctuates 1.
Hygiene: Difficulty to enter and to leave the bathtub, to take a shower and to comb you, to shave.
Autonomy: Capacity to ascend and to lower stairways, to the meter, bus or car, keeping in mind the means of habitual transport of the patient.
Compressive stress: Subjective valuation of their own force in the hands
Activity: Capacity to carry out their labor activity. If the worker is of drop it punctuates 0, if it continues working but with a lot of difficulty 1, etc.
Social integration: It tries to reflect the patient's capacity to be related with their environment in relation to their own desires and integration necessities.
Individual valuation of each parameter 0 = total inability 1 = precise help or he/she has great difficulty 2 = he/she carries out activity with little or moderate difficulty 3 = normal capacity.
This way the flexion and lumbar and cervical extension, the lumbar lateral flexion and the cervical turn
are valued. In these last two cases, it only registers the most affected side for the functional limitation.
Lastly a field has been developed by heart in each record, where some data of interest can be added, In
this field we have introduced the radiculalgia
syndromes and syndromes cephalic cérvico
in the case of
existing some of these. Here they have registered data it has more than enough sickness, acúfenos
, migraines, reflections (rotulianos, aquíleos
,.), lassegue, etc., also valuing their intensity
from 0 to 3.
It was studied 80 people, 34 of those which suffered of problems of the lumbar column, 28 of cervical and
18 of soft parts. In the charts 3, 4 and 5 summary the data definitorios of this patients.
It is of highlighting that more than half of the patients treaties (55%) they have been diagnosed of espodiloartrosis
like main suffering. On the other hand, the reason of sexes (0.56) it is clearly favorable
to the woman. These data belong together quite well with those of prevalencia
in the general population.
He also calls the attention the severity (he mediates 2.65) and the great chronicity (he mediates 7 years
and 4 months of evolution) of the treated illnesses, although in this last fact there is a lot of dispersion,
from sharp lesions to other much more chronic.
All the patients received physiotherapic treatment exclusively with Thermopercussion, although it was
recommended to make slight exercises once they went noticing improvement. As treatment associate
medicaments there were two patients to those that were applied Rumalón, other two (of sciatica) they
received complex B and a last one (with osteoporosis
) carbocalcitonina. In total 5 patients (5.2% of the
total). In the charts 6, 7 and 8 are detailed the data it has more than enough application of the
Thermopercussion. On the average they were 17 sessions of 26 minutes of duration, with daily rhythm (of
Monday to Friday) in the great majority of the patients treaties, (86.2%).
There were not secondary actions practically. Four patients referred light pain to the percussion, two
complained of “ fatigue” in the treated area, one had discreet return of the pain at the beginning of the
treatment and a last one a small hematom
a. In total 8 people (10%) that had to discontinue the treatment
in any case. For illnesses, five of these patients corresponded to rheumatisms of the soft parts, two to
lumbar and one to cervical.
100% of the patients was evaluated to the high one, while to 46 people (57.5%) a later control could be
made to value the medium-term evolution. This control was carried out to the 6,1 months opr average
(range 1,5 months to 12 months).
Profile of the patient with lesion of lumbar column
Age: he/she Mediates 49,21 + - 8.96 (range 30 to 64 years)
Sex: Male 12 Woman 22 Reason of sexes 0,54
Diagnostic: Lumboartrosis 21 cases. 61,7% Sciatica 7 cases. 20,5% Lumbalgia 2 cases. 5,8% Osteoporosis 2 cases. 5,8% Escoliosis 1 case. 2,9% Sacralización L5 1 case. 2,9%
Total. 34 cases Severity: He/she mediates: 2,97 +-1 1 = light 1 case. 2,9% 2 = moderate 8 cases. 23,5% 3 = severe 16 cases. 47,0% 4 = very severe 9 cases. 26,4% Chronicity: Time of evolution of the illness It mediates 10,54 + - 9,8 years Range 9 days to 39 years I square sharp: 3 cases. 8,82% I square subagudos: 3 cases. 8,82% I square chronic: 28 cases. 82,36% CHART 4 Profile of the patient with lesion of cervical column. Age: he/she Mediates 48,32 + - 8,44 (range of 30 to 64 years). Sex: Male 9 Woman 19 reason of sexes 0,47 Diagnostic: Cervicoartrosis 25 cases. 89,2% Cervicalgia simple 1 case. 3,5% Syndrome cervicocefáli co 1 case. 3,5% Syndrome cervicobraquial 1 case. 3,5% Total. 28 cases Severity: He/she mediates 2,25 + - 1 1 = light 7 cases. 25,0% 2 = moderate 11 cases. 39,2% 3 = severe 6 cases. 21,4% 4 = very severe 4 cases. 14,2% Chronicity: Time of evolution of the illness It mediates: 7,5 + - 6,9 years Range: 7 days to 21 years
I square sharp: 3 cases. 10,7% I square subagudos: 1 case. 3,6% I square chronic: 24 cases. 85,7% CHART 5 Profile of the patient with lesion in soft parts. Age: he/she Mediates of 36,1 years (range of 16 to 70 years) Sex: Male 8 cases Age madia: 35,2 years Range: 16-66 years Woman 10 cases Half age: 36,9 years Range: 18-70 years Diagnostic: Sprain of external lateral ligament of the ankle: 5 cases. 27,7% Sprain of other localizations: 3 cases. 16,6% Contractura of different localizations 5 cases. 27,7% Tendinits, epicondilitis, fascitis 5 cases. 27,7% Severity: It mediates 2,6 Light: 0 cases. 0,0% Moderate: 7 cases. 38,8% Severe: 10 cases. 55,5% Very severe: 1 case. 5,5% Chronicity: Time of evolution of the lesion: He/she mediates: 12,3 months Range: 10 days to 8 years Injure sharp: 4 cases. 22,2% Injure subagudas: 1 case. 5,6% Injure chronic: 13 cases. 72,2% Previous treatments: 16 cases (88,8%): Null results = 8 cases. 50,0% Not very satisfactory results = 8 cases. 50,0% Chart 6. Treatment applied in patient with problems of lumbar column.
Months of Age Reason of Nº of Duration Potentializes Percussion
Chart 7. Treatment applied in patient with problems of cervical column
Chart 8. Treatment applied in rheumatisms of soft parts.
In the charts 9, 10 and 11 (TO, B and C) summary the obtained results. In general these they have been
good. In what refers to the pain, this has passed of intense to light, or even to disappear in many cases.
This has a reflection, logically, in the quantity of analgesic medication that they take before and after the
treatment, as well as the later control. This way, before the treatment the column patients took the
equivalent one to two daily aspirins (10 points), passing at the end of the treatment to take, the patients of
lumbar stocking “ aspirin-equivalent” and those of cervical any analgesic medication. These figures stay
almost unalterable in the later control to the high one in several months.
The functional deficit of the affect ed articulations, is moderate before the treatment and nonexistent
become after the same one, allowing a practically normal and painless mobilization in the axes of the
Other symptoms like they are the paresias, parestesias and hipostésias
of MMSS or MMII, hiporreflex ia
, sign of Lassegüe and pain irradiated with characteristic raquineurálgicas
pass of being
severe to nonexistent practically. The same thing happens with the dependent symptoms of the cervico-
cephalic syndrome: sickness, acúfenos
, migraines. This explains, for example that, after the treatment
with Thermopercussion, decrease from 4 to 1 the number of medicaments consumers against the sickness.
The great improvement in the parameters mentioned up to now is also appreciated in the activities of the
daily life (AVD). It is observed how the problems of the lumbar column, the most chronic and severe, are
also those that more improves in absolute terms (almost 5 points in front of 2,5 in cervical) staying,
nevertheless, to 0,7 points of these that almost reach the maximum value (26,6 on 27).
The AVD that, logically, she has more value from the point of view of the medicine of the work, in the
labor activity. On the whole, before applying the therapy there was a moderate-severe difficulty to carry
out the professional tasks, which passed after the therapy to be nonexistent in him case of cervical
rheumatism and the soft parts, and to discreet-moderate difficulty in the one of lumbar.
Before the treatment, there were 17 people of low labor, that is to say, 21,2%; 9 of lumbar, 26,6%; 5 of
soft parts, 27,7% and 3 of cervical, 10,7%. At the end of the therapy it was not any worker of low. In the
later control, two of the 46 revised patients were again of low (4,3%), one of cervicoartrosis
and one of lumboartrosis
Lastly, the fact that summarizes the obtained results, is the valuation of the improvement for the patient
and for the doctor. The patient values her improvement to the high one in a 8,2 for 10 (I average), with
quite homogeneous, cervical partial results = 8,7, you leave soft = 8.6 and lumbar = 7,8. The results of the
doctor's valuation are superimposed practically on those of the patient's valuation. In the valuation that the
patient makes in the “ later control”, the global improvement stays (8,2), but to coast of a discreet increase
of the punctuation in soft parts (9,1%) and a decrease of the same one in cervical (8,2%) and lumbar
Only 3 patients (3,7%) they had poor or null answer to the treatment (0 to 3 points), in the 3 cases there
was severe lumboartrosis
and in one of them, also, very severe back-lumbar escoliosis
. Other two
patients (2,5%) also of severe lumboartrosis
, they only responded regularly (4 to 6 points). The rest
(93,7%) they had a good or excellent answer to the treatment (7 to 10 points).
In the “ later control”, he was proven that evaluated 4 patients of the 16 (8,7%) they had suffered relapse.
Chart 9. Results obtained in lumbar column.
Previous situation to the treatment
Situation in the date of the high one
Situation in the later control
The data that they appear among parenthesis refer aware percent of improvement,
3,3 0,7 30 7,5 18 4,5 21 4,5 7,7 7,5 6,7 1,6 2,5 85,7 100 87.5
3,8 0,3 40,5 0 45 0 45 0 8,7 8,8 9,5 0,3 2,8 28,5 100 100
60 60 60 45 60 60 1 0 0 2.5 2,5 100 100 100
Chart 10. Results obtained in cervical column. I) previous Situation to the treatment II) Situation in the date of the high one III) Situation in the later control
The data that they appear among parenthesis refer aware percent of improvement.
24,2 26,8 2,8 0,35 33 7,5 24 4,5 19,5 0 8,6
11+-19 2,4+-5 26,6+-1 2,7 0,26 17 1 21 0,5 19 2,5 8,6+-0,9 8,7 8,2
Chart 11 A. Sprains. Been for patient. Abbreviations: V=Varón, M = Woman, l.l.e. = lateral ligament external, Izqdo = Left, Dcho = Right Age in years PROBLEM
remaining in bipedestación.
previous brunch l.l.e. right Moderate very often twists.
have indicated him 15 days more than absolute rest.
multiple therapies, they propose him surgery.
Chart 11B. Contracturas.
Patient results for patient.
Abbreviations: V = Male, M = Woman, l.l.e. = external lateral ligament, Izdo = Left, Dcho = Right
Age in years
Valuation carried out by the patient, of 0 at 10, in the control realized several months after the high one.
days it disappears the symptomatology totally.
of left isquiotibiales
Chart 11C. Tendinitis, epicondilitis, fascitis
Patient results for patient.
Abbreviations: V = Male, M = Woman, l.l.e. = external lateral ligament, Izqdo = Izqierdo, Dcho = Right.
Age in years.
Valuation carried out by the patient, of 0 at 10, in the control realized several months after the high one.
continuous use of the
cane reduced the cure.
low portion of
although without arriving to the situation anteriorl. To the 10 months he/she stays to regulate.
to plant bilateral
jumping barefoot or after many repetitions. 7 months later he/she stays the improvement.
THE THERMOPERCUSSION IN THE TREATMENT OF THE OSTEOPOROSIS
Although the osteoporosis
is a typical illness of the advanced age, we bring it pertinent here po several
it is the metabolic illness of the most frequent bone, with serious consequences at level of the spine with
an immense socioeconomic cost.
is gestated starting from the 35 years (I chop maximum of bony mass) and, besides the
feminine menopause, the sedentarismo
, the faulty feeding and the scarce exhibition in the sun during the
fourth three parts of the year they are factors of risk of this illness. These last three factors are given in
multiple professions (clerks, for example), for what the osteoporosis
can be at least partially of labor
The perspectives of the Thermopercussion in the prevention and treatment of this illness are very good.
The good apparent results in the radiological controls of patient of artrosis and arthritis, as for
improvement of the bony plot, encouraged us to measure this improvement for bony densitrometría
a patient that suffered osteoporosis
severe L5-S1, with strong lumbal pains, it was
measured the bony mass before and after a treatment with Thermopecussion. In spite of the clinical
improvement (the pain became small nuisance), the density of bony mass continued diminishing to quick
In view of the results with alone Thermopercussion, we decide to combine it with elcatonina, proposing
the patients a clinical treatment for 10 days a month (except Saturday and Sunday) during 6 months. The
study was made on two women of 53 and 62 years. The two patients fulfilled the 10 elcatonina injections
completely (40 ui) a month, during six months. The Thermopercussion was only applied the 53 year-old
patient in the last 3 cycles, in 8 sessions of 30 minutes for session. The 62 year-old woman was treated by
Thermopercussion in 5 of the 6 scheduled cycles, with 10 sessions of 20 minutes for session. In both
cases the Thermopercussion was applied with a power of 140 W and four percussion units (moderate).
Both an elcatonina several hours they were injected the later
Thermopercussion and at the four hours Calcium ingested Sandoz Forte, a tablet.
The results of the densitometrías
QDR hologic, with six months of interval, is exposed next:
(*) Loss regarding the group control of the same race, age and sex.
These results suppose improvements from the next density of mass to 7 annual%, above that waited with
DISCUSSION AND SUMMATIONS
Before the excellent results obtained in all the valued parameters, we can make a very positive valuation
of the therapy for Thermopercussion. That is to say, the treatment is very effective to treat the valued
illnesses, although most of the same ones showed of severe way and chronicle. It tries with success so
much degenerative illnesses (artrosis, osteoporosis
), as inflammatory (tendinitis,
etc. ). It improves as
much the local pain as the one irradiated and the neuralgic one (sciatica, cervico-brachi al neuralgia) as
well as other symptoms raquineurálgicos and cervicocefálicos
. Also, it elevates the functional capacity
of the articulation, ligament, tendon or muscle damaged by the illness, and I eat consequence it improves
the capacity for the work. It is able to reduce, and until eliminating the consumption of medications, not
only analgesic and anti-inflammatory, but also antivertiginosos
and probably other more (muscle
relaxants, ansiolíticos,.) avoiding this way possible secondary actions of many of these medicaments
and reducing the cost of attention to the patient, since the goods are durable.
All this is only possible with to strike and to heat the sick area smoothly for half daily hour during
approximately one month, and with scarce and banal secondary actions.
But how does it get it?, does it really stimulate the cellular regeneration?. We believe that yes, since it is
the only way that we are happened of explaining some goods so wide and durable, and in so great variety
of pathologies. On the other hand, it is not of missing this effect, since all the fabrics and organs have
mechanisms more or less complete of being regenerated incessantly. The cartilage even possesses an
astonishing regeneration capacity, starting from the bone subcondral or directly.
The health and the illness are not absolute states, but very dynamic situations in unstable balance,
conditioned by pathogen forces and healthy forces that “ they throw” toward one or another end. The
therapeutic performances can go against the pathogen forces, as the antibiotics they go against the germs.
In any stadium of the spectrum health-illness they are been able to and they should stimulate the healthy
forces, sew that many times unfortunately it forgets.
In the case of the artrosis
, for example, the mechanisms of regeneration of the cartilage act like healthy
forces, while the waste of the same one would be the pathogen force. When considering to this illness like
“ irrebersible”, many doctors conform to with it prescribed anti-inflammatory and analgesic that, if they
don't accompany of other measures, they don't have real therapeutic effect, but only palliative of the
symptom of the pain. The rest that is usually recommended these patients, is a it arms of two edges,
because although it impedes the waste of the cartilage, also difficult the activation of its regeneration and,
to the long one, it finishes producing atrophy for disuse.
The exercise can also be stimulative of the regeneration, if it is moderate, or to contribute to the waste of
the cartilage, if it is more intense of it than this it can support. Often, the exercise is painful and it cannot
be carried out.
Other methods that act in more or smaller measure in favor of the regeneration of the fabrics of the
apparatus locomotive are the termoterapias and masoterapias
in their different forms, the injections of
derivative glicosaminoglicanos. and many of those “ heterodox medicines” (acupuncture,
reflexotherap y, homeopathy.). However with too much frequency, these therapies produce a scarce
stimulus with that that the goods, being almost always positive, they are often not very durable.
The Thermopercussion probably overcomes amply to all these techniques in what refers to the treatment
of the rheumatic illnesses. For this statement we not only base ourselves on the excellent results of this
study, in the goods, but also in the fact that the great majority of the patients had proven, before going to
our center, different treatments of among it lauds mentioned with scarce or null results, and of there the
great chronicity of people included in the study.
The therapy for Thermopercussion, through the stimulus unespecific of the continuous percussion and the
heat for microwaves, would start the mechanisms of regeneration of the fabrics in a sufficiently intense
way as to stop or even to revert the process of the illness. This would make it producing microlessions
that, when being caused in way continuous, they would produce the same effect regenerator that a great
traumatism, but, of course, without taking place that great lesion. It would be to put a chronic illness (in
the one that there is so much little mobility of the pathogen forces as of the healthy ones) in sharp
situation (where this forces have great activity), but exclusively in what refers to the regerenaters forces.
There are theories that you/they try to explain the biochemical mechanisms of the therapy. It should be
continued investigating in this line.
The effect in the osteoporsis
explains to it in the following way. He/she leaves of an imbalance situation,
in which the destructive osteoclastos
of the bone has preponderance. The Thermopercussion by itself
doesn't get balance the situation. However, when blocking the osteoclastos
with ecalcitoniina, the active
Thermopercussion selectively the osteoblastos
, with the rising formation of the bone. If later
investigations confirm the results of these preliminary data, the repercussions of this therapy can be
They are also necessary new controlled studies on the other illnesses tried with this technique, including artrosis
of another localizations and chronic arthritis. And how not, do have more than enough their
applications in labor medicine, will we be able to reduce the time of low labor for sharp lumbalgia
The Thermopercussion connects logically with the masoterapias
(it is a special mechanical masoterapia
) and with the termoterapias (when combining microwaves next to the percussion). It’s also
related with the homeopathy that seeks “ the cure for him similar to innocuous dose.” In this sense, it
would be kind of a “ physical homeopathy.”
Probably, we are attending so much the birth of a new method that can revolutionize the rehabilitative
therapy of the rheumatic illnesses, in the labor world as extralaboral.
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