Advanced Pain Solutions conducts daily research which correlates to our patient outcomes. Here is a case study of a man who was suffering from severe neuralgia from the shingle virus that we treated. We see the decrease in the area of sensitivity over 5 treatments with the Diowave Class 4 Laser, average joules per treatment was 9,000. Due to severe sensitivity the treatment was pulsed at 10Hz starting at a lower Watt dose and slowly building up power over the treatment time period. The patient initially reports severe pain in the indicated area, obvious inflammatory redness present, inability to sleep more than 2 hours at a time, cannot tolerate the shower against his skin, he walked into the clinic without a shirt wearing a cold wet towel against chest area. After the 5th treatment he had no pain only mild sensitivity in the small indicated area. He was able to handle the weight of his shirt, sleep all night and even tolerate direct sunlight on his chest/ shoulder. Note the orange shirt he is wearing in the 5th treatment photo. This is a typical response that we have seen with the Diowave Laser. We are unaware of any other treatment modality, including medications that can produce these sort of results.
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. 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. Our treatment approach is painless and beneficial to maintaining the spinal discs in health.
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 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, 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.
References Quoted Above:
1. Vert Mooney, MD, Jeffery A Saal MD, Joel S Saal, MD, Clinical Symposia , Vol. 48 Number 4 1996
2. Efficacy of Vertebral Axial Decompression (VAX-D) on Chronic Low Back Pain: A Study of Dosage Regimen Ramos G., MD, Journal of Neurological Research, Volume 26, April 2004
3. VAX-D Reduces Chronic Discogenic Low Back Pain- 4 year Study Odell R., MD. Ph.D, Boudreau D. DO Anesthesiology News, Volume 29, Number 3 , March 2003
4. Nachemson, A.L The Lumbar Spine- An Orthopedic Challenge, Spine, Vol 1, No.1 (March 1976)
1. All those ads you see and hear about attorney referral services (you know those 1-800 numbers) well they are just adding a middle man to your case. They will refer you to their own clinics and attorneys that pay them for the referral. Who do you think pays for that? Folks, you don't ever get something for nothing and the bottom line is that those fees indirectly coming out of your pocket... and what's more upsetting is that you may not be referred to the best clinic for your type of injury but instead to the one who has paid the most money. Yuck! Don't gamble with this, your health is not for sale to the highest bidder. You can see any attorney or physician you like without calling a 1-800 referral service. By the way it is illegal for a referral company to call you after an accident and tell you to go to their clinic but many do just that and pretend that they are with your insurance company... this is not legal.
2. Hospitals are the only facilities that are not under a fee schedule so they can charge whatever they want and they do! Many involved in an accident will receive CAT scans that Medicare would only pay about $350 for but when your in an auto accident they will charge you $3500 per scan that's 10x more and they many times will do 3 scans at $10,500. To put salt on all your wounds most times the scans are not needed and not the gold standard like an MRI. Many are told to get an MRI after the hospital uses up all the insurance. Also CAT scans expose you to dangerous levels of radiation.
3. After the accident you have exactly 14 days where you must see health professional or your case expires. You do not need to go to the hospital but of course if you are seriously injured the emergency room maybe the best place to go via ambulance. All florida drivers pay for $10,000 in PIP benefits but the insurance company only has to pay $2500 unless you get an EMC (emergency medical condition) from a physician within the 14 days. Most doctors don't even know what an EMC is, then you get stuck with a bill that gets denied. Make sure you always get an EMC with 14 days.
4. Insurance companies won’t help you find a doctor after an accident hoping you’ll wait more than 14 days so they don’t have to pay. Many patients are left without coverage when the hospital tells them to go see their primary doctor and they find out their primary won’t even see them because they do not have the resources to treat auto injuries.
5. Research shows auto injuries improperly treated (using only drugs and shots) will usually lead to scar tissue, fibrosis, herniations, stenosis and degenerative spinal arthritis causing chronic pain. Most clinics are not equipped or trained to correct structural damage. Always ask how they treat your injuries before you choose a facility.
We use advanced modalities like Hako Med, Laser, Vax-D, PEMF, Acupressure and specialized Whiplash Cervical Disc Protocols. Our treatments are designed to make you feel better while healing the injury. Onsite Digital X-Rays and same day MRI's mean you will not have to wait to get better. Don’t wait too long. You need to be evaluated quickly, within 14 days, to receive you maximum benefits. You get to choose who treats your serious auto injury. We have same day and emergency appointments available.
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Dr. Stokes explains the fastest and most effective ways to reduce pain without drugs or surgery.
1. Ginger: 5% standardized extract Gingerols Shogaols, up to 4000 mg day with food divided equally over 3 or 4 time periods. Reduce pain, inflammation and inhibit the formation of substance P and has been shown to have a chemotherapeutic effect on colon cancer.
2. Turmeric: 95% standardized curcuminoids extract, up to 3000 mgs a day taken as above, Reduces NF-Kappa B, reduces pain and inflammation, inhibits cancer growth in hydrocarbon based cancers.
3. EPA/DHA, Omega 3 fatty Acids: Take 2-3 table spoons (13 grams) a day of cold pressed Flax Seed Oil (Barleans is good!) or take fish oil capsules but check the EPA/ DHA content, this is the active ingredient and needs to be high. Works along with Turmeric to produce extraordinary results.
4. Devils Claw (Harpagophytum Procumbens): Get the right stuff NOT CATS CLAW! 60-80 mgs a day, tested as good as Vioxx as a pain reliever without side effects. Produces a central nervous system response to control pain.
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".
87% of 284 Patients Reported Total Recovery From Neuropathy
1. PAIN AND INFLAMMATION
Understand what pain is, how it is promoted and what you can do to stop it immediately. Learn about the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and why it is so important, how the limbic system controls pain intensity and why substance P should be on the top of your pain hit list. Also what about magnets? Herbs? Supplements? We address them all in this first powerful chapter.
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5. DIET AND NUTRITION
Biggest section in the book, diet, supplements, weight loss, high protein vs vegetarian... this has it all including the most effective way to burn 1-2 lbs of fat per day while maintaining muscle mass.
6. ENERGY PRODUCTION
There are weird, alien creatures living inside you that create energy. Learn how to making them happy will increase your life line. Includes a guest article by St. Louis Cell Biologist (and now Medical student), Michael McDowell.
Everyone likes this section the best, HORMONES BABY! Lots of information about naturally balancing them, hypo and hyper thyroidism, adrenal fatigue, and sex. Yes, lots of sexy information. Learn about using technology to regain your sex life at any age including pumps and vibrators. The bottom line is your body needs sex to be healthy. For many this is the missing key. Here we provide something for everyone from 18-100 years old from athletes to the wheelchair bound disabled. This is the stuff we all need to know.
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