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The NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System Specifics

The NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System has no moving parts, is silent while operating and small in size and customized to each patient.

Strategies for Improving Speech

Rather than use exercises, which could further fatigue muscles, speech and language professional encourage developing strategies to help with swallowing.

Controlling Excess Saliva

Managing excess saliva can be accomplished both holistically and through medication. Initially, we suggest drinking two glasses of tomato juice daily, if possible. Tomatoes contain high concentrations of lycopene, which is a natural reducer of salivary output.

Dealing With Congestion

Congestion, the build-up of fluid or “swollen tissue” in the body—particularly the lungs and/or nasal cavities—poses great risk for ALS patients. The decreased ability of the diaphragm makes it difficult to sneeze out the excess mucus or cough up phlegm.

Alleviating Painful Cramps

Tizanidine, Baclofen and Quinine Sulfate all have the potential to provide relief from spasticity, rigidity and clonus that cause so many with ALS to suffer from painful cramping.

The Benefits of the NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System

The NeuRx DPS has been specifically developed to treat respiratory issues in ALS and spinal cord injury patients.