After a serious accident, I suffered from multiple, debilitating vestibular issues for several years, but I never sat back and gave up. I was always trying different therapies and looking for ways to help myself.
One day my old boss told me about a clinical trial for people who had suffered a head injury. I applied and was one of thirty people accepted into the trial out of 800 who were screened.
In the trial, we were testing The Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS™) Device while working on our balance. The PoNS™ device stimulates your tongue which stimulates your brain while you do specific balance exercises. It worked and I did improve my balance. As a matter of fact, during this amazing program with their amazing therapists, I experienced significant improvement in my symptoms for the first time since my accident.
I still have tinnitus, vision problems, dizzy spells and vertigo. But now I have hope and I am patiently waiting for the FDA approval of the PoNS™ device in Canada so I can get even more improvements. Specifically, I hope that PoNS™ can help with my vision problems and tinnitus.
PoNS™ really works and it could help millions in the future. With a vestibular problem even the smallest improvement is life changing. I truly believe the PoNS™ device will give us all a chance for improvement.
So, always be looking for ways to help yourself, watch for the FDA approval of the PoNS™ device and enjoy the improvement. - Jacquie Mason, Port Moody, BC
Find out more about PoNS™: http://heliusmedical.com/index.php/divisions/neurohabilitation/the-pons-device
[Update October 2018: PoNS™ has now been approved in Canada. Read more...]
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