Dr. Stokes health articles, tips and videos
WELCOME TO ADVANCED PAIN SOLUTIONS
Hello, I am honored that you have decided to learn more about my clinic and what we do here at Advanced Pain Solutions. It is my goal is to eliminate every shred of apprehension and make you feel at home. I’ve found that one of the best ways to have successful patient relationships is to explain everything in advance. No surprises. The more you understand who we are, what we do and why we do it, the better results you’ll enjoy. It’s as simple as that. APS is a private clinic and I am the sole owner, in other words you will see me and not an associate doctor and I will be working directly with you to achieve your health goals. I made a decision many years ago to focus on quality over quantity, so I only take patients I believe I will be able to make a dramatic difference in their lives. I am not here to waste time (yours or mine) and I certainly am not going to take chances with your health. Because I do not accept every case the first visit with me is the most important, here I will conduct a detailed examination and present you with my findings. Usually I take several X-rays and finally I will explain the cause of your problem and the best approach to resolution. Take a moment and print off the paperwork and also read through the frequently asked questions below.
I look forward to helping,
Stephen Stokes, DC
HEALING CHRONIC BACK, NECK AND SCIATIC PAIN
How can it be possible that most doctors do not understand the true cause of back and neck pain? 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). I am willing to bet that most readers, doctors included, have never heard of the pump mechanism. In 2002 I met Dr. Allan Dyer, MD the former minister of health for Ontario Canada. Dr. Dyer is also the inventor of the heart defribillator but I met him concerning his approach to fixing chronic back pain. Dr. Dyer developed a treatment that can produce a negative pressure in the spinal discs of the spine and thereby reduce herniations, stenosis and degeneration. His treatment is called VAX-D and it is the solution to most forms of back related pain and disability.
PULSED ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD (PEMF)
Our XL PRO Pulsed PEMF therapy is the most powerful treatment we offer. In addition to reducing pain fast it also helps stimulate the body's natural repair mechanism, healing damaged tissue and restoring function. FDA approved in the United States for treatment of bone fracture, PEMF has over 550 published research studies published by the National Library of Medicine. These studies include a wide assortment of conditions helped including Pain, Prostate Disease, Alzheimer's, and even Cancer. What's more impressive is that PEMF therapy requires no medications, injections or surgeries, and it is virtually free from side effects as long as you do not have any electronic equipment implanted in your body.
CLINICAL STUDY ON OUR TREATMENT METHODS
THE BRACE THAT HEALS THE SPINE
YOU WANT MORE?
So you have watched my videos, and read the articles but still you want more? I understand. The next best thing you should do is purchase my books, I would recommend Heal Yourself, it costs $15. Of course if you are in the Fort Myers area, call the clinic and schedule a face to face appointment to discuss your condition(s).
Doctor Stokes has written 2 books that provide invaluable information for anyone interested in the mechanics of healing. These are useful to both the patient and health care practitioner. Medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists and nutritionists will find clinical pearls and unique interpretations to expand their skills.
HEAL YOURSELF: THE 7 STEPS TO INNATE HEALING
THE PHILOSOPHICAL PHYSICIAN
THE PAIN IN YOUR BRAIN
ENDING THE PAIN IN YOUR HEAD
HEALING WITHOUT DRUGS OR SURGERY
A DEVICE TO HEAL NECK PAIN
HANGING WITH DR. PAUL LING TAI
USING ELECTRICITY TO END PAIN
Many patients will say it has a “feel” similar to a TENS unit but the device is much more complex and sophisticated. A TENS unit produces between 1 and 100 Hz of frequency and is able to distract the patient from their pain by vibrating the injured tissue. A Hako-Med can generate frequency up to 20,000 Hz. When exposed to these higher frequencies you cause a biochemical reaction that expends cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP). In other words, it uses up the chemicals that cause pain. A complete block will usually happen in about 20 minutes. This is not possible with a TENS unit or less complex electrical stimulator that does not use these higher frequencies.
NON SURGICAL SHOULDER REPAIR
DO YOU HAVE PAINFUL KNEES?
HOW TO REGENERATE AN INJURED KNEE
First let me state what this approach is not, it is not a surgical procedure nor do we use any medications, which means no steroids, pain medicine or anti inflammatories. I also do not use stem cells or chicken fat or anything that is injected into your knee. The treatment is 100% natural, which means we are stimulating your own body to heal the damage. Most times as long as you can still move the knee it can be regenerated.
ARE YOU A SUPPLEMENT JUNKIE?
SUPPLEMENTS TO HELP WITH PAIN
Would you spend $100 a month on supplements?
AUTO INJURIES - 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO NOW
ANCIENT CHINESE SECRET
UNLOCKING THE HUMAN SKULL
HEALING AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT
YOUR IN GOOD HANDS, OURS