Tendon Ligament Muscle Stimulator®
PTLMS is used during your office visits in the initial
phase of care. Its purpose is to very quickly eliminate
muscle splinting (or guarding) to help stop the
self-perpetuating cycle of inflammation.
When your spine was injured the
surrounding muscles began splinting (guarding) to
protect the area
from further injury. The problem is that
the process goes unchecked and the muscles squeeze so
they compromise the blood flow to the
This causes more pain which causes more
of course, continues to compromise blood
flow. The real problem with this is the normal
does not get eliminated and fresh
nutrients don’t get in. Imagine how bad it would feel
to not eliminate
waste (go to the bathroom) for an
extended period of time.
Enter the PTLMS- its unique vertical
movement (almost all massagers go side to side) set at a
speed stimulates the nervous system to
very quickly relax the muscles and allow blood to surge
the blood flow returns to normal all the trapped
metabolic waste and inflammatory chemicals get
pushed out of the muscles and
surrounding soft tissues. Fresh nutrient delivery
begins and the healing
process moves forward.
The only remaining challenge is ridding
your body of the waste and chemicals. The body will
do this in only a few ways:
Lungs- you may notice a metallic taste in your
mouth or bad breath.
Skin- some begin to sweat heavily with the 1st
use, you may only notice a slight increase.
Bowel- loose stool is not uncommon.
Nausea- yes, some people have actually “thrown
up” after the PTLMS.
The more waste chemicals have been
accumulated the more the effects are usually felt. You
can counter this and help your body eliminate the waste
more efficiently by consuming extra water- at least ˝
weight in ounces every day.
If you are dehydrated you are likely to
experience headache, nausea, and
general flu-like symptoms. Sometimes the
detoxifying process is mistaken for the flu.
If you suspect you
have the flu within the 1st 2 weeks of
care, please let the staff or doctor know. Don’t be
surprised if you are
encouraged to keep your scheduled visit.
The more consistent you are with the process the faster
come out the other side healthier and