Here is my review of a newly FDA-approved device that has personally helped and might help you too. It’s called NeuroMD, and it’s a back pain device.
Why Review this? Let me ask you…
Do you love camping and hiking, but lately, a back injury has been limiting you? Does the thought of sleeping in a tent on an air mattress and how your back will feel afterward make you not want to go camping in the first place?
The twisting motion of paddleboarding recently aggravated my back pain. Loading and unloading heavy kayaks and paddleboards on and off of truck racks also didn’t help. This device has helped me greatly.
NeuroMD – Back Pain Device
Yes, it works. I am using this product myself, which has substantially decreased my back pain. It is different than a TENS machine. The company has 5 clinical studies that back up its claims.
The device is pre-programmed. You follow the M1 program several days the first week, the M2 program for the next 11-weeks, and then decrease to a couple of times a week for ongoing back maintenance. The product is FDA approved and eligible for FSA or HSA reimbursement. US buyers can purchase using AFFIRM and pay off over 3 months interest-free.
Usually, the price is
$399.99, but the company is now selling for $199.99. If you sign up for our newsletter, you get another $20 off (I also get $20 off my next order). Free shipping is available with coupon code: FREESHIPPING. Be sure to check your email after signup.
What is Neuro MD?
NeuroMD is an electrical device that you place on your back via a butterfly-shaped electrode gel pad. It looks like two giant EKG electrodes merged. You simply stick it on your back and turn it on. It comes with a remote that has two modes, M1 and M2. You can control the intensity on the machine itself or by using the remote. It is an FDA-cleared device, and the website states the completion of over 1 million treatments. Five clinical studies validate its effectiveness (especially when the user does the accompanying 6 stretches/exercises). They claim to be a surgery and drug-free option that can restore the health of your lower back. NeuroMD can treat conditions such as:
- Back Pain
- SI Joint Pain
- Muscle Spasms
- Chronic Pain
- Lack of Flexibility
- Fatigue and Weakness.
They offer a 60-day risk-free trial.
How do you USE it
It comes with:
- a user guide
- charging cable (charges device and the included remote)
- two electrode gel pads (should last about 45 days each)
- ziplock storage pouch (helps to keep the pads from drying out)
- The device itself has been pre-programmed with the clinically studied parameters.
You attach the device to an electrode gel pad and turn it first and then the remote (in that order, or it won’t connect). A WIFI-like symbol will indicate if the remote has connected successfully to the device.
Place the pads on the affected area and then pick the treatment mode (M1 or M2) and start increasing the intensity until you are at the point where one more increase would make it intolerable. Let it run its course for about 25 minutes and then detach everything and store it in the pouch. For best results do the recommended 6 stretches/ exercises afterward:
- Reclining Pigeon Pose
- Partial Crunch
- Knee to Chest
- The Bridge
- Lying Knee Twist
- Yoga Cat/Cow
Just a Back Pain Device? Where Else can you Use it?
NeuroMD can also be used anywhere else you have pain except the head, front of the neck, or across the chest.
How is it any Different than a TENS machine?
NeuroMD uses neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), whereas TENS uses transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. Both target different nerves. TENS targets the sensory nerves and works by blocking the pain signals to the brain. NMES targets the muscle itself through the motor nerves⸺it creates a muscle contraction. The stimulus mimics the brain’s signal to the muscle during a workout.
NeuroMD claims they can target hard to get to muscles that contribute to lower back pain that is difficult to reach using physiotherapy or other methods. The stimulation strengthens the muscles, lessens the pain, and helps to prevent re-injury.
What have my Results Been?
I hurt my back on labor day of this year. I had been doing a bunch of work around the house the day before, and my back was stiff. The next day we took the kids paddle-boarding. My favorite paddleboard is made of fiberglass and weighs a ton. I got it, and my wife’s kayak down from the storage rack and secured it to the truck rack by myself⸺my first mistake.
We drove to the Tualatin river, and I unloaded everything and dragged it all down to the boat ramp. Drifting down the river with the current was fine. I was towing a couple of kids behind me on an inflatable toy. Coming back up, pulling the kids against the current was the straw that broke the camel’s back. I then had to drag everything back to the truck, load it on the rack and unload it when I got home.
Something felt quite wrong with my back. I iced it and went to bed with a few ibuprofen. The next day the pain was worse, and it continued that way for a solid 2.5 weeks before easing up. I went to the chiropractor, had a massage, and started acupuncture. All of this helped, but the relief came slowly.
What really sped up the recovery was when I received my NeuroMD in the mail and started using it daily with the recommended exercises. Slowly but surely, I was getting a little better each day. When I finally was able to have an MRI and X-rays taken, the doctor didn’t see anything concerning but was worried about inflammation around my vertebrae. Hence, he prescribed me prednisone 40 mg for five days. I felt great, but that was just a bandaid.
After it wore off, the aching returned. Luckily I had been using Neuro MD the whole time, and the aching that returned was less intense. I am about halfway through the 12-week program now, and I plan to keep going with the maintenance after that. I will also be smarter with my back going forward. A bad back is debilitating in so many ways. Even putting on socks can be a challenge.
How do You get one?
NeuroMD can be ordered online directly from the company. It costs about $199, and on the emailed receipt, you will find all the relevant codes that will get you a reimbursement if you are lucky enough to have a Flex or Health Spending Account (FSA or HSA). If not, and you don’t want to shell out $200 all at once, you can use Affirm (available to most US States) and make equal payments over 3 months at 0% interest.
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NeuroMD has been working for me, and it has worked for many others. They back up their claims with 5 clinical trials, and the device itself is FDA approved. When your back is hurting, you’re willing to try anything. With NeuroMD, it’s definitely worth a shot, and if it’s not for you, there is a 60-day risk-free guarantee. Give it a try; you just might heal yourself.