Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment Success
Today we are here with Amir, he came intoour office Valentine Chiropractic originally by driving by and seeing our our previousads in the newspaper regarding Laser and Decompression treatments. He came in with Plantar Fascitisand came to realize after being examined that he really had Peripheral Neuropathy. He wentto Kaiser, tried to put him in a cast for 4 weeks and he started to lose strength inhis legs, he was also on pain pills which were making him violently sick. He was lookingfor some other modality to help him, he felt there had to be something out there that couldhelp. I happened to be driving by your building and i looked and saw that you talked aboutbeing Gluten Free and Peripheral Neuropathy,
so I called and talked to your brother DrLeonard Valentine and had a good conversation and felt very comfortable that you guys couldhelp me with my chronic plantar fascitis. The pain I had was not just in my heels it wasthe whole bottom of my foot hurt plus my heel and Kaiser was telling me it could come fromyour back so they did back xrays, nothing showed up on my back xrays, so then theysaid it was my weight. It turns out it wasn't my weight it turns out I had another ailment,that needed to be treated and healed, so now since starting treatment which has been about2 weeks and the whole bottom of my foot and my heel that I'm not feeling any pain in.So this is the first time in 2 years that
you have gone 2 weeks without any pain atall? Correctthat's is phenomenal and being off pain pills for a month, that has beenthe first time in 2 years. What would you say to those people all around the world whosuffer with plantar fascitis or peripheral neuropathy? We work with people all arounddifferent states who suffer with this very same problem, we can help those people aslong as they are willing to reach out. What would you say to the people else where sufferingwith Peripheral NeuropathyI would say this program works, I haven't even been in thisprogram 7 weeks, maybe 57 weeks this has got to be the program that is going to helppeople, I have found nothing else to help
meyour program is wonderful for treatingand fixing people with Plantar Fascitis or Peripheral Neuropathy.
Reed Migraine Recognized World Leader in Peripheral Nerve Stimulator Migraine Treatment
You have to do it for yourself. You have todo it for your family. You have to do it. And now that my migraines can be fixed. You've got your life back, because migrainescan take it away. It's just amazing that a little stimulationcould take away that pain. Everybody's looking for that miracle, andI'm convinced that I found it. Here at Reed Migraine Center, our entire staffis fully committed to making this a positive experience for you and your entire family. Since I've had the procedure, things haveactually been really great.
It's interesting how all this got started.I'm a pain management specialist. I've actually got three board certifications in total medicine,anesthesiology, and anesthesia pain management, the last of which is the most appropriateone for the procedure we're going to talk about today. Implanted neurostimulation forheadaches is a procedure that I originated. We were the first to do it here in Dallas,Texas beginning way back in the 90's, in 1992. Over the years after that, we've developedthis procedure to what it is today; a more perfected procedure: what we call a combinedfour lead occipital and supraorbital nerve stimulator as a treatment for severe headaches,commonly severe migraine headaches.
Patients don't know, but literally we're refiningit constantly. Even from when I first saw the technique, in the last two years we'vemade a number of revisions and refinements. And the fortunate thing is because Reedhas the largest study sample size, and we have the most patients of anyone in the world,he's able to glean data from that. So we're constantly refining it, improving ways todo it. In fact, just recently, Will made some modifications to the technique that aregreat. So I'm excited to tell my patients now that it's even better than it was sixmonths ago. The patients improve so rapidly and are ableto improve their function. These are patients
who a lot of times have had to go to the emergencyroom multiple time a month for severe headaches and pain, and they've been able now with theprocedure to go back to work, go back to school, interact with their friends and family, nothave the ER visits, not have to take as much medication, and it really has improved qualityof life. You can just hear when we talk to the patients from the postop visits, evenjust the trials. One of the most important things a patientshould know about a stimulator and about the stimulators that we use is that they are uniqueand can be customized to your pain. Each stimulator typically has four leads, and you can turneach of the leads up and down individually,
you can change the frequency, you can essentiallychange the volume. If you 're having a bad day and you're feeling your migraine creepup, you can turn it up, like taking another dose of medication except you just have toturn up your stimulator. As many migraine sufferers know, they might have differenttypes of migraines. You can really customize it to your pain, which is one of the reasonswe like to stay connected with our patients, years out. Some other ways our patients can find outinformation about Reed Migraine Centers. We have an excellent website, ReedMigraine .It's a very, very wonderful website for patients
to go. There's a great Q A section with Reed himself. He answers any questions that the patients may have. We have patienttestimonial tutorials on there, as well as links to our research that Reed has conductedover the past couple of years. We wouldn't call it a cure, but as close asyou could come to a cure. Dramatic improvement in the pain. At minimum, they have to haveover 50% improvement, and the vast majority had over 80 and over 90% improvement. They'regoing back to work, back to school, and those are the terms we hear: quot;I have my life back.quot;quot;It's night and day different.quot; quot;I have my wife back.quot; quot;Our kids have their mother back.quot;We get these kind of reports all the time.
Amy Relates How Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Migraine Treatment Restored Her Life Tutorial
I'm Amy Taylor. I started getting migraineswhen I was fifteen and I was getting a couple a month until I got into college and I startedgetting more stress in my life and dealing with more things that migraines increased.By the time I was 30 it was to the point where I was getting a migraine pretty much everyday and when I found Reed it was a blessing because I was maxing out all my prescriptionsevery week and I was going to the ER so many times that even the ER s were startingto say, quot;Look, we're giving you too many pain medicines too often and you need to figuresomething else outquot; and that's when I came across Reed.Typically, at least with me and a lot of other
migraine patients I've talked to . anesthesiain general will trigger a migraine, so you almost always feel terrible coming out ofthe surgery. Whenever Cher comes over and first turns it on, you immediately know whetherit's going to work and that's what's so great about the trial. If you are having them asoften as you need to be having them to qualify, technically, to really get the trial going.Then, in that four or five day period, you're definitely going to experience a migraine;if you didn't get one coming out of surgery. It's very easy to tell, it's immediate, assoon as you turn it on and get it high enough to where you don't feel the pain anymore it'sjust gone. Yeah, you know immediately, it's
wonderful. The worst part about the trialis when they take it out. Because I live here in Dallas, I would . I really took advantageof Cher, the nurse that helped with the programming. I had . I was coming in once a week to reprogrambecause as the swelling and everything goes down and as you get back into your normalroutine and sleeping well and you are healing the sensations move around and the stim sortof has to settle in and that takes a while. For me it took about two months until I wasat a point where I didn't feel like I needed to change any of the programming. But, I alsohave 25 different programs to choose from at any time and I do use almost all of them.I've had my stimulator for almost two years,
my first surgery was in November of 10, 2010,so it's almost two years now. I did have to have a revision, all of a sudden one day lastJanuary my stim did stop working on the right side, it just came disconnected. We did haveto do a revision, but it was not a big deal. We did that if February. I have about 25 differentprograms on mine, they range from high frequency to low frequency. They've got cycles whereit can be a high frequency for a good 45 seconds and then it stops for 15 seconds. It kindof gives you a second to relax because when the higher you turn the stim up the more . pressureyou feel in your head and the higher it is the less you can move your head around becauseas you move the sensation moves around your
head.I also never turn mine off, so some patients only turn theirs on when their head hurts.I find that since my head pretty much hurts everyday if I turn it off I'm going to wakeup with a migraine, so I might as well just sleep with it on low and not feel bad in themorning. Today, for example, and over the last weekend I will give you an example. Iwas feeling great on Saturday, woke up feeling great, but by about five o'clock storm cloudsstarted rolling in and by fivethirty I was full blown, stim was barely noticeable, barelyrunning to turning it up to as high as I could. Having to get out of the sun and lay downand get away from everybody, but once I did
that for a good half an hour and just laiddown and was still for a while and didn't deal with any stimuli at all I felt better.I was able to turn the stim way down again and go on with my day; it's days like that.I work every single day at an office and everybody in my team is use to me pulling my stim outand changing my setting two or three times a day. Sometimes I feel like my migrainesare intelligent, in that . you turn the stimulator on and this is why I have so manydifferent setting. You turn the stimulator on and the migraine moves because you arestimulating back here, so it moves over here, so you have to change your setting. So thatnow you can stimulate this and then sometimes