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SCENAR Therapy has been providing successful pain relief for over 40 years. However, only recently has it become a go-to tool for health professionals in New Zealand, and even with its documented success, many patients are still unaware of the immense benefits of using SCENAR Therapy.

Here, we take a deeper look into SCENAR Therapy and which injuries and conditions it’s successful in healing. But firstly, let’s start with a refresher on what SCENAR Therapy is before we get into the ins and outs of knowing if the treatment is for you.

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What is SCENAR Therapy, and how does it work?

To put things simply, SCENAR Therapy is a non-invasive treatment that reminds and encourages the body to heal itself. A handheld device is used to send electromagnetic pulses through the skin to your brain, and these pulses trigger the release of powerful pain-relieving substances into the bloodstream. On top of this, SCENAR Therapy also stimulates the production of neuropeptides, which can rapidly advance healing.


SCENAR Therapy can be much more effective than painkillers and other medicines. Instead of masking the pain, SCENAR works with the brain and central nervous system to encourage the body to send healing hormones and chemicals to the injury.

Who can benefit from SCENAR pain relief?

SCENAR Therapy can be used to treat a wide range of injuries and problems; some common ones include:


Acute Pain

Acute pain is typically caused by an injury, and the pain is felt suddenly and at the source of the injury. While the body will naturally heal acute pain, SCENAR Therapy can make your body more efficient and reduce your pain without painkillers.

Chronic Pain

When an injury persists for a length of time, eventually, the body will learn to live with the pain and stop trying to heal itself. SCENAR Therapy works wonders on reminding the body to use its own mechanisms and chemicals to promote healing.

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Finding the cause of back pain can be tricky, especially chronic back pain. SCENAR Therapy can help reduce back pain and encourage the body to find the cause of the pain, even if you and your physiotherapist are unsure where it is stemming from.


Left untreated, arthritis can cause permanent damage to the joints and a lifetime of pain. SCENAR Therapy can relieve inflammation and pain from arthritis and protect your joints from permanent damage.

Sports Injuries

It’s no secret injuries happen when playing sports. Getting back to full health is of utmost importance to continue playing, and it can be frustrating to wait. SCENAR Therapy can speed up the healing process and make it more efficient. It can also prevent acute pain from becoming chronic pain.

Some common sports injuries SCENAR Therapy can help with include breaks, fractures, muscle sprains and pulled tendons.

Post-operative Pain

Along with physiotherapy, SCENAR Treatment can help with post-operative rehabilitation and pain. This is especially true for joint replacements.

General Health Benefits

SCENAR Therapy can help with way more than pain and injuries. It can also help increase your energy, support your immune function, increase quality sleep and improve your general well-being.


Who should avoid SCENAR Therapy?

Even though SCENAR Therapy is safe and non-invasive, like all treatments, some patients will not be eligible to use SCENAR. Some examples include:

  • Those who use a cardiac pacemaker or other electrical implants
  • Those with hypersensitivity intolerance
  • Those with an acute infectious disease
  • Those with a severe mental illness

There are also some scenarios that require extra caution; these include:

  • If you’re pregnant
  • If you have epilepsy or are prone to seizures
  • If you’re undergoing cancer treatment

If you are unsure if you fall under one of these categories, always be open and honest with your physiotherapist to ensure they can give their best care possible.


Is SCENAR Treatment safe? scenar therapy near me

Unless you fit into one of the categories above, SCENAR Treatment is very safe. As it uses the body’s natural healing processes, it is not invasive, manipulative, toxic or addictive. In fact, the intensity of the SCENAR device can be turned down so low that patients can’t feel a thing. This makes it ideal for people of all ages and sensitivities.

 SCENAR therapy is also well researched and has been in use in Russia for over 30 years and in use in the UK for over 15 years. There are no reports of negative side effects, and the vast majority of patients agree it’s helped them recover. It’s also approved by the FDA, TGA and MedSafe.


How do I prepare for my SCENAR Treatment?

Once you’ve chatted with your physiotherapist and agree that SCENAR therapy is the best option for you, there are a few things to keep in mind on the day of your treatment. These include:

  • Ensure you’re well-hydrated before your session.
  • It’s best not to shower or bathe for at least two hours before and two hours after treatment.
  • Avoid applying lotion or makeup to the injury site before treatment.
  • Avoid taking painkillers before the treatment, as it blocks communication between the brain and the site of injury.
  • Any magnetic or electrical items should be removed from your body before you begin.

Your physiotherapist will remind you of these before your appointment, along with any other requirements. Then, once you’ve started your session, expect it to last for around 30 minutes. You’ll likely feel a slight tingling sensation during the treatment, but it should never be painful.


I’m ready to try SCENAR Therapy near me; what’s next?

If you’re keen to experience the benefits of SCENAR Therapy yourself, the next step is to contact Back Pain Auckland. Here, you’ll discuss how SCENAR Therapy can help relieve your pain and when and how often you’ll need to have treatment.


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