FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
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- 1.Where is Aerotel USA, Inc. based and is it a part of a larger company?
Aerotel USA, Inc. is headquartered in New York City. It is a subsidiary of Aerotel Ltd., an ISO-13485 certified high-tech medical device manufacturer based in Israel.
- 2.What does it mean to be an ISO-13485 certified company?
ISO-13485 certification, issued by the International Organization of Standardization, means that Aerotel creates medical devices that consistently meet or exceed customer and regulatory requirements.
- 3.How long has Aerotel Ltd. been in the medical device business?
Aerotel Ltd. was founded in 1985; its Medical Systems Division was formed in 1998. The first products produced by the Medical Systems Division were tele-cardiology monitoring systems.
- 4.Has Aerotel, Ltd. won any awards?
Yes! Aerotel is the proud recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s Patient Monitoring Company of the Year and Innovation and Growth Strategy Leadership of the Year awards.
- 5.What is MDcure used for?
MDcure is designed to relieve pain associated with muscle strains, pulls, tears, tension, spasms and overuse; repetitive motion injuries; poor posture; prolonged sitting and weak core muscles and should not be used for any other purpose.
- 6.Does MDcure come with a money back guarantee?
Absolutely! MDcure comes with a 30-day money back guarantee.
- 7.Does MDcure come with a product warranty?
Absolutely! MDcure comes with a one (1) year limited warranty which is automatically extended at no additional cost to two (2) full years when you return the product registration card that comes packed with your unit.
- 8.How does MDcure relieve my pain?
The electromagnetic frequencies produced by MDcure change the conductivity along nerve fibers thereby inducing effects similar to those created by local anesthesia but without the side effects.
- 9.How does MDcure’s massaging effects accelerate healing?
The electromagnetic frequencies produced by MDcure reduce inflammatory processes and accelerate the production of new blood vessels thereby improving the healing process.
- 10.What does FDA listed, safety assured mean to me?
Being awarded U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Class 1 listing means that you can use MDcure with confidence in that it presents minimal potential for harm to the user.
- 11.Do medical professionals treat their patients using MDcure?
Yes! MDcure (and/or DCcure) is being used by doctors of chiropractic (DCs), doctors of physical therapy (DPTs) and others to treat their patients. In fact, Aerotel is a proud corporate member of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).
- 12.What is DCcure by Aerotel?
DCcure is the model of our FDA Class 1 listed PEMF-based medical device used by doctors of chiropractic (DCs) and patients. It is very similar to MDcure.
- 13.Why is Aerotel’s relationship with the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) important?
Being a corporate member of the ACA means that we adhere to its professional ethics and participate in various educational symposia. In addition to being a corporate member of the ACA and participating in its national meetings, Aerotel participates in events held by the ACA Rehab Medicine Council. Aerotel also is involved with the Professional Football Chiropractic Society (PFCS); we recently attended its “In the Red Zone” educational seminar where we demonstrated DCcure to official chiropractors and medical personnel of many NFL teams.
- 14.Who invented MDcure?
MDcure was invented by the late Zvi Kamil, one of his country’s leading nuclear physicist and an Aerotel, Ltd. co-founder who also served for over 25 years as head of Israel’s Nuclear Power Safety Commission. Early in his career, Mr. Kamil helped develop pioneering MRI and CAT scan technologies for Elscint, a company subsequently purchased by the General Electric Corporation. Mr. Kamil was the pioneer of prepaid telephone payment processing systems having invented and patented the proprietary technology licensed by telecom giants AT&T, Verizon, Japan’s NTT Docomo and others and currently being used by over 2 billion customers throughout the world. Mr. Kamil dedicated the final years of his life pioneering the use of low frequency PEMF therapy.
- 15.Where is MDcure produced?
Unlike some other devices that may be produced in non-certified factories in third-world countries, MDcure is produced and then rigorously tested at Aerotel’s ISO-13485 certified facility in Israel.
- 16.How does MDcure differ from the cheap TENS-based units I see in the drugstore and on late night TV?
Most of the cheap devices you see on late night TV, even those promoted by paid celebrity spokesmen we know, and on some pharmacy shelves, use TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) therapy which only temporarily masks your pain. MDcure uses a completely different technology called PEMF (Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Field) therapy which actually accelerates healing and brings long-lasting relief to muscular aches and pains when used as directed.
- 17.I think I’ve seen PEMF therapy discussed on TV… what show was it on?
You may be thinking of Dr. Oz who referred to PEMF therapy as a “revolutionary cure” to lower back pain on a recent show. Follow this link to view the episode: http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/revolutionary-cure-pain
- 18.Has the efficacy of PEMF therapy been documented?
The efficacy of PEMF therapy has been well documented in randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies conducted throughout the world.
- 19.Where can I go to learn more about PEMF therapy?
The National Institute of Health (NIH) has published over 400 articles and studies on different devices and concepts of PEMF therapy, varying from low to extremely high intensity and/or frequencies, on its PubMed website: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=pemf.
- 20.I understand that NASA has a patent on PEMF therapy… is that true?
It is true! In fact, NASA has been a pioneer in the use of PEMF therapy and in 2009 was awarded a special patent to use it to counteract bone loss experienced by astronauts when in space.
- 21.Does Aerotel have any patents on MDcure?
Aerotel has two U.S. patents pending.
- 22.Do I need a prescription to purchase and use MDcure?
Absolutely not. However, if your doctor has recommended that you purchase MDcure, be sure to let us know as a special discount may apply.
- 23.Can I try MDcure without risk?
Absolutely! MDcure comes with a 30-day money back guarantee and a one (1) limited warranty which is automatically extended to two (2) full years at no additional cost if you return the MDcure product registration card included with your unit to Aerotel (no postage required).
- 24.What comes with my MDcure unit?
MDcure comes a treatment pad with fabric belt and connector cable, user’s manual, registration card and carry case. It comes pre-installed with a 9V alkaline battery.
- 25.Why do I need to register my MDcure unit?
Returning the MDcure product registration card will allow us to make you aware of new Aerotel products and update you on your purchase; when you return the registration card (no postage is required), we will extend the limited warranty from one (1) year to two (2) years at no additional charge.
- 26.Is MDcure easy to use?
Absolutely! MDcure is easy to use with one button ON, auto shut-OFF convenience and comes with a very simple to understand user’s manual.
- 27.Can MDcure be used by everyone / what are its contraindications?
MDcure cannot be used by patients who have an implanted pacemaker or defibrillator, are pregnant, being treated for any form of cancer, to mask or relieve undiagnosed pain or by infants or children. If symptoms persist, patients are urged to consult with their health care professional.
- 28.Can MDcure be used by children?
MDcure should not be used by infants or children under 18 years of age.
- 29.What should I do if symptoms persist?
If symptoms persist, patients are urged to consult with their health care professional.
- 30.Can MDcure be applied without assistance?
If you were introduced to MDcure by a medical professional, s/he might show you how it is applied but rest assured that it can be applied to the lower back simply and without assistance.
- 31.Can I only use MDcure on my lower back?
While most patients use MDcure to treat lower back pain, it can also be applied to other areas of the body experiencing muscular aches and pains.
- 32.Can MDcure help me sleep better?
While MDcure will not cure your insomnia, you’re bound to get a better night’s sleep if you are not awakened often due to lower back pain. In fact, many users tell us that they awaken in the morning pain free after using MDcure.
- 33.How do I position the MDcure treatment pad?
Place the treatment pad (either side up but not folded) over the area to be treated; it can be placed on and will work over light clothing so no direct skin contact is required. Once the treatment pad is positioned, secure it in place using the supplied fabric belt; do not move the pad during treatment. Since MDCure is 9V battery operated, you can use it while sitting, standing and walking unlike other devices that are AC powered.
- 34.How do I operate my MDcure unit?
After you’ve positioned the treatment pad, connect it to the MDcure unit (do NOT disconnect the treatment pad while in use). Press and hold the ON button until the green light turns on. After a few seconds, MDcure will beep once and the yellow light will start flashing and will continue to flash while treatment is being applied. In about 30 minutes, MDcure will beep once again indicating that the treatment session is over and the unit will shut off automatically.
- 35.How often does MDcure need to be applied for it to work?
MDcure should be applied for 30 minutes twice a day for 6 continuous weeks and then 2 to 3 times a week for ongoing maintenance. If you purchased MDcure on your own, simply follow the instructions contained in your user’s manual. If you’ve purchased your MDcure on the advice of a medical professional, it is likely that your first treatments will take place in the doctor’s office or clinic and you will either rent or buy a unit to use in between sessions. Each time you visit your doctor, you can bring your MDcure unit with you.
- 36.What if I start feeling better in less than six weeks?
While some patients report feeling better in as little as 2 weeks, we recommend that you continue to apply MDcure for the full 6 continuous week treatment period and then 2-3 times a week on an ongoing basis or as instructed by your health care professional.
- 37.Why do I need to continue to use MDcure after the initial six week treatment period?
Patients find and Aerotel recommends that when MDcure is used 3 to 4 times a week, long-lasting results can be achieved.
- 38.Does MDcure need to be in direct contact with my skin?
MDCure works over light clothing, without direct skin contact, allowing it to be used virtually anytime and anywhere.
- 39.MDcure produces no tingling or burning sensations and runs silently… how do I know it is working?
While in most cases you will not feel any sensation on the site the pad has been placed, rest assured that the unit is working properly as long as the yellow LED light is flashing.
- 40.Do I need to buy electrodes, stickers, probes or other costly consumables that need to be replaced?
Unlike printers and ink, razors and blades and TENS-based devices, MDcure uses no invasive electrodes, stickers, probes or costly consumables to replace.
- 41.Other PEMF-based devices I see are very large… how did they shrink it to such a small size?
Our R&D team specifically designed MDcure to be small and portable to allow patients, for the first time, to use such a device virtually anywhere and anytime outside the clinic.
- 42.Many PEMF-based devices I see cost thousands of dollar… why is MDcure so affordable?
Because it was designed to be small, compact and portable, it is less expensive to produce.
- 43.How often should I expect to replace MDcure’s 9V alkaline battery?
MDcure comes pre-installed with a 9-volt alkaline battery which, depending upon conditions, should last for 44 sessions. When required, open the battery compartment on the back of the unit, remove and properly discard the used battery, and replace it with a fresh, new (not previously used) 9V alkaline.
- 44.Can I use rechargeable batteries?
Yes, but it is not recommended because if the battery has not be fully recharged, it can harm your MDcure unit.
- 45.Can I plug MDcure into an electrical wall outlet?
A key benefit of MDcure is that it is completely portable allowing it to be used in clinics untethered so that patients can move about without restriction and used virtually anywhere and anytime when you are on the go. As such, it has not be designed to run on AC power.
- 46.Do I need to take costly and potentially habit forming drugs to treat my pain while using MDcure?
MDcure can be used as a standalone therapy or in combination with medications. It is not used INSTEAD of any other pharmacological therapies your physician may prescribe and before stopping any medications, be sure to consult with your medical professional.
- 47.Can using MDcure help me avoid back surgery?
That depends upon your particular condition, the advice you receive from your medical professional and the personal decisions you will make regarding the surgical procedure(s) that your doctor may recommend.
- 48.Can I use my Health Savings Account (HSA) and/or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) towards my purchase?
The really good news is that YOU CAN apply your Health Savings Account (HSA) and/or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) allocations towards the purchase of MDcure.
- 49.Is MDcure covered by Medicare or Medicaid?
MDcure is not currently covered by Medicare or Medicaid. However, if you are a veteran and seek care at a VA facility or are on active duty and seek care at a branch medical facility, MDcure may be made available to you to treat your muscular aches and pains. Be sure to ask your doctor about MDcure.
- 50.Is MDcure covered by my health insurance company?
MDcure is not currently covered by certain health insurance companies but savings can be realized if you apply your Health Savings Account (HSA) and/or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) allocations towards the purchase of MDcure.
- 51.Do I need to use MDcure under the supervision of a medical professional?
While many patients purchase MDcure based upon the recommendation of their doctor, it can be purchased directly from Aerotel as it does not require a prescription and you can use it on your own following the instructions contained in the user’s manual.
- 52.Can I use a heating pad while applying MDcure?
You can use a heating pain with MDcure but we suggest that you not place the heating pad between your skin and the MDcure treatment pad or directly on top of the treatment pad or the MDcure unit itself.
- 53.Can I use MDcure while I am taking my pain medication?
Yes as there is no cross interaction between the pharmacological treatment you take and MDcure.
- 54.I’ve heard that athletes use MDcure… is that true?
Absolutely! Check out the testimonials appearing on this site to see what athletes have to say about MDcure.
- 55.Why does my doctor not seem to know much about PEMF therapy?
PEMF therapy has been used in Europe for decades and is now being used more readily in the U.S. Because of this, many medical professionals continue to be unaware of its applications and benefits. Rest assured that MDcure is listed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) so its safety is assured.
- 56.Why doesn’t PEMF therapy rank highly when I Google “back pain remedies”?
For the very same reason that many doctors do not seem to know much about PEMF therapy.
- 57.How can I learn what others think about MDcure?
Simply check out the testimonials appearing on this website or ask anyone you know who has used MDcure.
- 58.How do I handle and care for my MDcure unit?
Both the MDcure unit and the treatment pad itself should be handled with care. Do not expose the unit or treatment pad itself to liquids and do not fold the treatment pad either while in use or while it’s being stored. When needed, the zip-on fabric pad cover can be washed. To do so, first remove the treatment pad from the fabric pad cover and wash the pad cover only (NOT THE TREATMENT PAD ITSELF) in lukewarm water and gentle soap; do not machine wash.
- 59.What do I do if I need to return my MDcure unit?
Contact Aerotel USA, Inc. before returning a unit for a Return Authorization Number (RAN) and instructions; units received by Aerotel without a RAN will not be accepted.
- 60.How do I contact Aerotel with questions about MDcure?
Please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling toll free 1-844-3MD-CURE (1-844-363-2873).