Does the Rebuilder Treatment System Treat Nerve Pain (Neuropathy)?

Last Editorial Review: 9/14/2017

Ask the experts

I have seen the Rebuilder Treatment System sold on the Internet. It claims to effectively treat neuropathy. The company states this device is FDA approved. Has it been scientifically proven to be safe and effective?

Doctor's response

The FDA is concerned about the safety of devices. In this instance, the device has a 510(K) "approval," which means that it is "substantially equivalent" to another device which had previously been shown to be safe. Medical devices must have some form of FDA approval prior to being marketed. Since this device is approved, it is legal to market it. The 501(K)approval says nothing about the effectiveness of the device. Effectiveness is a separate issue not addressed by the FDA. It is up to the purchaser to determine whether the information provided is sufficient to document effectiveness.

Medically reviewed by John A. Daller, MD; American Board of Surgery with subspecialty certification in surgical critical care


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