Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is CNS Rehab doing for people with neuropathy?

Chronic conditions can take a toll on your quality of life, both physically and emotionally. At CNS REHAB, we take a different, innovative approach to treating peripheral neuropathy with state-of-the-art Combined Electrochemical Treatment.  C E T for short.

Combined Electrochemical Treatment (CET) is a unique treatment method that’s been particularly effective for many of our patients because it helps the body heal damaged nerve pathways, decrease inflammation and increase circulation! By addressing these underlying causes of your symptoms, you can get long-term relief from symptoms without invasive treatments or addictive medications.

CET goes well beyond traditional transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy in that it uses electronic signal energy waves produced by an ultra-high digital frequency generator. These therapeutic energy waves stimulate your body on a cellular level without being invasive or causing discomfort. With CET, over time, many people report less reliance on pain medications, increased mobility, and an overall improvement in their quality of life.

No other program in Nebraska is currently using this breakthrough technology.

Is this type of treatment safe?

CET has a remarkable track record of safety and the CET unit we use has FDA approval.  Clinics that have used our protocol for patients with neuropathic pain in the feet/legs and hands/arms have rarely, if ever, observed side effects. We us a venturi-type vacuum cup electrode system which resolves any possibility of irritation from adhesive-type electrodes that are commonly use with other electrical stimulation modalities. 

Does the treatment offer good results?

“The data strongly suggest that CET is safe and effective in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy in as many as 70-80% of cases. Long term data revealed that more than 50% of patients had sustained benefits for at least one year. Patients with depression and vascular disease appeared to do as well as patients without these co-morbidities. Sleep and quality of life assessments demonstrated improvements in 70-80% of patients. Almost 70% of patients recorded some sort of functional improvement. There were no adverse events noted in this series.” 
Clinical Outcomes Utilizing the Combined Electrochemical Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy Odell RH, Chaya Z (2016)

In a study comparing CET to pregabalin (Lyrica), it was demonstrated that CET is “superior” to treating diabetic nerve pain; CET “decreased the average pain score 54% more than pregabalin, and was 62% more effective than pregabalin in reducing the average pain score by 50%.” All this was accomplished without any reported side effects.

Nothing I have come across in the last 20+ years has come anywhere close to getting these type of results!  This includes the expensive STEM cell treatments now being offered.

What is the consultation all about?
The consultation is a way for you to meet with our medical staff, determine if you meet the criteria for care and if we truly feel we can help. If you are a good candidate for our treatment program, we will perform a thorough examination and set up a time for your first CET visit.

Am I a candidate for CET?
Most people do qualify for the treatments.  The primary contraindications for CET include implanted pacemakers and defibrillators.  We have had permission from cardiologists to perform CET with their patients but the extensive preparation and shutting down of the implants is a risk that we are not currently willing to accept.  Our patient’s health is our upmost priority and we will not jeopardize that.

What is Neuropathy exactly anyway?
Our peripheral neuropathy page explains what it is, types and some causes.

Do I need to stop taking my medications?
Our medical staff will review your medications but removal is NOT necessary to get amazing results.  As your symptoms improve during the course of care, we may recommend that you return to your physician to adjust medication levels.

Will my insurance cover the treatments?
Short answer: YES
Every insurance policy is different and the staff at Dr. Miller’s office will check on your insurance coverage.  We are happy to say that every insurance and medicare that our patients’ utilize have accepted the procedures we perform.  The real determining factors we have come across are simply the deductibles and copays.