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First aid administered by a non-professional user with a SCENAR-COSMODIC device

Sergey Moiseevich Kolchenkov | 8.06.2014
Male patient, 57 yrs. In August 2012 the patient had fallen on a spiral stairs from a height of approx.2 storeys. The result was spinal injury: closed comminuted fracture of C2, accompanied by displacement of the dens.

The patient complained of pain in the cervical spine irradiating to the inner surface of the left arm, numbness of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd fingers of the left hand, weakness in the left arm. Nearly immediately after the fall (15–20 minutes) the patient was treated with scenar PS705mini device — cervical spine, three pathways, hands. The treatment was conducted during 1.5 hours. During the next seven days the sessions were continued and lasted less, approximately 30–40 minutes each.

On September 3, 2012 the patient had undergone operation — posterior spine fusion (spondylosyndesis) of C1–C2 vertebrae, with the help of autograft and hook system “Oasis”. Three days after the operation the patient had high temperature which lasted for 20 days. Approximately after 18 days, in addition to the medications given to the patient, he was also treated with scenar in the region of cervical spine and also three pathways, twice a day (in the morning and in the evening). The temperature dropped on the second day of treatment with scenar.

From October 2012 to June 2013 the patient had courses of treatment with scenar, 10–15 sessions each, with break periods for 1-2 months. From the medications he only took calcium medications. In November he was examined and it was found out that cuneiform diastasis between the vertebral body of C2 and odontoid process is up to 4 mm, no union. According to examination data of 31August 2013, there is ununited linear fracture of the base of the odontoid process with angulation and diastasis up to 2 mm, fragment edges are densed.

During rehabilitation, numbness of fingers and pains in the left arm disappeared, volume of movements increased, general well-being improved. However, the muscles still remained tense, movements of the head were limited, and the patient felt like looking for an additional support and willing to relieve tension in the cervical area of the spine.

In September 2013 the rehabilitation was continued by a professional specialist, rehabilitologist in Sochi.

After the course of rehabilitation the patient felt significant improvement. Volume of movements in the cervical area increased by 30%. Tension in the muscles of upper extremities was relieved completely. The patient started moving actively and with confidence.

E. Khlynovskaya, user of PS705 mini
Methodologist and rehabilitologist Sergey Moiseevich Kolchenkov, Sochi