My 22 year old son had a NF wrap that was too tight. He had the dilation with only 24 hour's of relief. If the wrap is too tight dilation will not help! Think a tight rubber band.
Dr. Steven Bowers at the Mayo in Jacksonville. Tore down the NF wrap and did the Linxs device. However, unbeknown to Dr. Bowers or us. My son's body makes very fibrous scar tissue. Now 2 year's later only two of the 12 bead's are working. He lost so much weight he has SMA.syndrone, had the by pass surgery to go around the dueduom. Which helped take his pain level down from a 10 to a 5… Most of the time after eating. His food gets stuck for 20 minutes or longer before finally dropping into his stomach. He's had a feeding tube for 2 year's now. Will probably live the rest of his life with a G tube. As he will never be cured from the SMA. He's unable to work currently and desperately trying to get SSDI
Back story, he was born with a problem with his esophagus spinchter and was 11 months old when he had his first Nissan fundoliplication.
That 2nd wrap in 2014 destroyed his life. He's been in severe pain ever since.
Meeting Dr Bowers at the Mayo saved good life. However, we now accept he will never have a normal life.
I personally would never suggest to anyone a NF!
However, they can reverse the NF! seriously anyone that can get to Jacksonville FL to the Mayo and see Dr. Bowers! He's the best surgeon ever!