Traditional approach to explaining and treating pain is based on a structural model, meaning that the site of pain is treated with the goal of eliminating symptoms and helping the local tissue heal. A good example of this would be putting a cast on a broken arm. The problem with this model is that when it comes to chronic problems it fails to make sense or rather it cannot make sense in most cases. We know that most soft tissues heal and the time frame for that is usually about 8-12 weeks. So a twisted ankle that is still "acting up" several years after the accident is likely not due to the original injury. Now it's important to state that I am not in anyway suggesting a psychological cause for pain, not at all. The pain is very real and has a physical cause, it's just no longer the ankle. Of course the question is what is the cause? The simple answer is the nervous system.
Neuropathy is caused from 3 main conditions, Spinal Stenosis, Diabetes and Chemotherapy. These conditions can produce nerve ischemia which causes your symtoms. Effective treatment involves increasing the blood and oxygen that feeds the injured nerve. This is accomplished through ANGIOGENICS™, a non drug method of stimulating blood vessel growth. Results are long lasting with no reported side effects for those who are candidates. Remember, if you do not address the ischemia you cannot correct the neuropathy.
Nerves can regenerate according to the National Institute of Health: "Peripheral nerves have the ability to regenerate as long as the underlying nerve cell has NOT been killed".
This is great news but many treatments do not help because they don't address the underlying mechanism of ischemia. Many things temporarily improve patients with neuropathy but unless you can promote angiogenesis (growth of new blood vessels) you will not make any long term changes. Research shows that some of the best methods for increasing angiogenesis and thereby helping the nerve regenerate are: CLASS 4 LASER (CLICK), PEMF (CLICK) and HAKO MED (CLICK). Treatment is pleasant, producing no discomfort to the patient with long term changes reported in 87% of patients* (see study below) .
NEUROPATHY PAIN CAN INCLUDE: Sciatica, Carpal Tunnel, Diabetic Pain, Tarsal Tunnel, Leg and Arm Tingling, Numbness, Chemotherapy Induced Neuropathy, Stoke Neuropathy, Lumbar Disc Pain, Cervical Disc Pain, Rib Pain, Balance, Plantar Fascitis, Foot Drop
87% SUCCESS IN CLINICAL TRIAL
More than 90% of chronic back and neck pain is caused by damage to the spinal discs. The spinal disc is a cushion that acts as a shock absorber between your spinal bones. When placed under torque the disc can squish out of shape, tear and put pressure directly on the spinal nerves. The largest spinal nerve is the Sciaticanerve, that runs into your buttocks and down your leg.
Over time if this pressure is not released it can damage the muscles and cause weakness, numbness, tingling and eventual problems walking and/ or using your bladder or sexual organs.Spinal nerve damage is a serious problem and one that needs to be treated before permanent damage occurs. Recently advances in spinal orthotics has shown much promise in solving spinal disc injury. The new Disc Disease Solutions Brace (DDS) provides the standard support of a traditional back brace but has the added benefit of decompressing the spinal discs. The process is simple, DDS acts to provide traction between the lower part of the ribcage and the upper part of the hip creating weight-bearing forces away from the lower back. By increasing the intervertebral disc space, pressure applied on the nerve root is relieved, thereby eliminating pain while assisting active rehabilitation. The vertically expandable columns create a virtual support beam providing spinal decompression for the lumbar vertebrae.
The DDS Spinal Decompression Brace will speed up your recovery and help you enjoy daily activities that were once too difficult. The DDS is thin, lightweight and can be worn discretely under clothing allowing you to preform daily activities such as driving, walking and standing for long periods of time. Active people can enjoy sports and other leisure activities pain free. The device is PDAC approved and covered under most insurance plans including Medicare for little to no out of pocket expense.
The DDS Spinal Decompression Brace provides a reduced pressure that can facilitate healing by reducing nerve compression and opening the disc space naturally without drugs or surgery. (actual before and after photo above). One of the biggest concerns about using orthotic bracing is that it can weaken spinal stabilizing muscles like the lumbar extensors. In studies conducted on the DDS 500 the lumbar spinal extensors muscle endurance actually increased over time with regular use. The brace is a dynamic system that does not allow for muscle atrophy or weakening.
Advanced Pain Solutions is a working clinic located in Fort Myers, Florida and a local provider for durable medical equipment. Give us a call and our office manager Carol will answer all your questions and help you get the DDS 500 spinal decompression brace. We stock these braces in our Fort Myers clinic and most times you will receive your brace in just a few days. We are proud Medicare Providers.
ADVANCED PAIN SOLUTIONS
Dr. Stephen Stokes BSc, DC, FIAMA
13730 Cypress Terrace Circle Unit 401
Fort Myers, Florida 33907
Like many people you have been told that the problem with your pain is a specific condition like, Degenerated Disc Disease, Spondylolisthesis, Herniated or Bulging Discs, Sciatica Leg Pain, Stenosis, Arthritis and Scoliosis Spinal Curvature. In 1996 doctors Vert Mooney, MD, Jeffery A Saal MD and Joel S Saal, MD discovered the cause for more than 80% of all back, neck and sciatica pain is the loss of the "Pump Mechanism" (1).
This natural ability for the spinal disc to get nutrition is called the "Pump Mechanism". When this fails a disc is unable to heal and enters a chronic cycle of degeneration, bulging and germination eventually leading to stenosis (end stage arthritis). This injury to the discs ability to get enough blood and nutrition is the cause of most chronic conditions that patients are told they have. Once corrected the disc can heal naturally.
The "Pump Mechanism of Disc Nutrition", as established by Mooney and Saal is the way your spinal disc gets all its nutrition so it can heal. Our Angiogenic treatment applies a controlled stress to the vertebral blood vessels promoting them to branch. This increases the availability of vital fluids to the disc through the end plates which assists the pump mechanism. These new pathways help prevent future injuries and degeneration much the same way that exercise keeps your muscles healthy. Clinical studies show our treatment program resolves 75% of cases in 4 weeks and 85% in 8 weeks. In a 4 year follow up study more cases were still symptom free. (2) (3)
Most people are told that all they need to do to fix their back or neck pain is exercise and this is usually the worst advice. If the cause of your pain is damage to the spinal disc then exercise will make the condition worse. That means no sit ups, no leg raises, planking, bridging, yoga, weight lifting, pilates etc... Think of it like this, you don't drive your car on a flat tire right? Why would you think exercise can repair an injured spinal disc? It can't. The only way to repair the injury is through the process of angiogenesis and time. Although most of our patients will have dramatic changes in pain within a few weeks (4 weeks specifically), the repair mechanism for the spinal disc, called "Glycosaminoglycan Turnover" takes around 500 days (4). So even when you feel better the disc will need just over a year to fully stabilize. Any movement that involves torque, such as golf, tennis or lawn bowling will place stress on the disc and hamper this healing process. We give patients a very specific set of instructions to follow during the healing phase so they can enjoy an active life without reinsuring the spinal disc before it is completely stable.
No surgery, injections or medications were used in the treatment of this patient. If your like me you would like to read more, download this paper to learn about this natural pump mechanism and how the spinal discs can regenerate and heal naturally, click (HERE)
What is Angiogenics? Simply put, it is a treatment approach that helps your body heal, naturally without drugs or invasive procedures like injections or surgery. Our clinical experience has taught that the underlying cause of most chronic conditions is ischemia (a restriction in the blood supply to tissues) which causes a shortage of oxygen and glucose resulting in degeneration and retarded healing. If the blood flow is not getting to the injury, it won't heal properly. Thank about that, it makes sense. In order to help the body heal Angiogenic treatment encourages the proliferation of existing blood vessels and the detoxification of the cell through exchange of fluids. This assists in regeneration, reduces pain and improves tissue function. We believe Angiogenics is the solution for most neuromuscularskeletal (NMS) pathologies. Below is a short video explaining the process of Angiogenesis and how it work in your body. You can learn more about how our treatment modalities help heal your body by clicking on the treatment section of this website (HERE).