Treating Neuropathy and Nerve Pain in the Feet
Let me start with I'm a diabetic. I developedneuropathy, which basically you lose all sensation in the feet, but it's over a period of time.It was very painful. I would have sensations in my feet like I was standing on fire, walkingon glass. Last October it got so bad that I couldn't sleep at night. Then I met Bullard, because he's just a great physician. I wouldn't think twice, I'd recommendhim to anybody. Very compassionate, very thorough, I can't say enough about Bullard. He'sjust a great physician and I don't know if there's anything he couldn't do hecould probably move mountains if he wanted to!Glen, probably one of the biggest questions
people are asking you is what'd we do, what'shappened. Of course, you had a tremendous improvement in your pain and the tinglingand the numbness. Easiest explanation is, to tell everybody, that this big nerve here,which is on the inside part of your left foot, was getting strangled. There was a noose aroundit. What we did is we went in and loosened the noose, and that allows that nerve to beginto function and work like it's supposed to.Now, the sensation is coming back, it's something that's going to take time butI can feel more. My quality of life has greatly improved since I had the procedure done by Bullard. There's no other physician
that I would recommend.Glen, in the next couple weeks, what we're going to do is make sure that the swellingis improving, hopefully begin to transition you out of your compression socks, becauseI know it's kind of hot right now, and then look at making sure that your shoe gear andthings like that are where they're supposed to be, fitting you well, protecting your feetand stuff. Ok? Very good. Thank you, I appreciate it, havea good weekend! You do the same. Alright, see ya.
Occipital Nerve Stimulation Migraine Treatment Relieves Jessicas Chronic Migraine Headaches
I'm Jessica Fernandez. I started getting migrainesaround high school, late in high school. I just didn't really know what they were. Myfamily didn't go to the all that much. My nurse actually thought I was having a strokeand I had no idea. Finally, I went to college and I was diagnosed with migraines. From thereI started taking . trying onebyone each preventative because they were so debilitating,I wouldn't go to class. My family has always had this mindset, never give up. I was goingto Baylor and I got it done. Every summer school, I may have gotten it done with allC's and studying 18 hours a day just to try and make the grade because I had to get itdone with this illness that I had.
I found out about Reed Migraine through myneurologist. She said that there's this procedure that helps . that could possibly help meand I get to try it. She wanted me to look into it. I've looked through the website andhave looked . typed in different things, all different testimonials and I thought thatthis could really help me. I kept my eye open for a seminar and found one.My experience with Reed Migraine started mostly with the seminar. I go in and I see some wonderfulladies who are so sweet and so welcoming. They had the light stem and it was at ForestPark Medical Center. Mostly we sat and listened. We heard testimonials. There was time forquestions and I learned so much about this
procedure that I couldn't find online. I gotto meet other people who are going through the exact same thing I was going through whichis amazing. I think it's a huge reason why the seminars take place. After the seminarthe next morning, I had my initial consultation with Reed Migraine and they determined thatI had tried everything, that I had tried Botox, I had tried preventatives, I had tried Triptansand that all of these things just didn't work for me. After that, it took about a monthto get my trial stimulator approved, a month to get it and approved through insurance andanother month to get my permanent. But the most important thing I think thatstands out about Reed migraine is the people
that work there. My , the surgeon thatdid my surgery, Will, was amazing, completely understanding, so friendly, so understanding.He answered every single question I had, always so patient. Every person that you talk tofrom the second you walk in the door to the second you leave to every nurse, every ,every person that calls on the phone and people who deal with insurance, I have never hada bad moment with them. I knew that I just needed to establish whether or not it worked.Then I had the permanent done a month later which is apparently a long time to wait forthe permanent. By the time I was about to get the permanentdone, I was just such in a horrible place.
I was taking so many Codeine. I had got puton medical leave from work because I was gone so much regardless of how much I tried andwhat hours I tried to be there, I just wasn't doing my job. Both my employer and myselfknew that. I was on medical leave and I was just waiting for a call from Reed Migraineto say, quot;Hey, you know, we got it approved.quot; It was a Monday, I got that call and theysaid, quot;Okay, when do you want to schedule?quot; I said, quot;As soon as possible.quot; They said,quot;Next week.quot; I knew going into that office that I was definitely going to go throughwith the perm. There was unfortunately just some mistakeswith my insurance company and . but the
people at Reed Migraine were completely ontop of it. They called me and said, quot;You know what? They turned it back to us. They didn'teven read the whole document. We gave it back to them. It's been expedited.quot; It's amazing.The staff that you have . it's amazing, the difference that the staff makes. It washonestly, the best thing I've ever done mostly, because it gave me my life back. It gave memy family back. I'm not grumpy all the time. I have two cats that I actually want to playwith now. I go out with friends. that hasn't been available to me for six years which isa huge time to go without having your life. My parents really noticed the difference.My mom wasn't there for the trial. My mom
Kay Explains How Reed Nerve Stimulator Migraine Treatment Eliminated Decades of Headache Pain
Kay: By the time I was high school, 10th grade,they were bad enough that I was going to the and taking prescription meds or eithermissing school. We tried, I think, 67 different medication protocols, and we did Botox. Wedid trigger point injections. We did surgical nerve blocks. We did acupuncture. We chiropractic.The first time that I heard about Reed Migraine was from the nurse practitioner who workswith my neurologist. She said, quot;You know, you at the end of the line. There's anotheroption to explore,quot; so we thought about that, and the we decided to get another opinionfrom another neurologist who said the very same thing. Then, we went to a seminar.It's been probably about eight months since
we did the trial. Then, we were cautiouslyoptimistic. We could tell in the that it made a difference, but then we wenthome and just tried to carry on. Then, that night at 4:00 in the morning I woke up andfelt like something was very wrong and I realized it's weird that I don't have a headache. Iwoke up Kevin, quot;Wake up, wake up. You have to know this. My head stopped hurting. Wakeup, wake up.quot; Then, we knew. This is it. This is really going to work.As soon as we took he trial out the headache came right back, and that was depressing.Probably the hardest part was waiting between the trial and the permanent procedure.Kevin: Probably the main way that it affected
me is just having to watch her suffer throughthe pain and the trouble she's had with it, which is what's so nice also about gettingsome relief from it too. A lot of days she would just try to make it through the daytype of situation and was usually successful with that. The last six years especially werereally hard for her, I think, and that's hard to watch.Kay: Ever since the minute we came to the Reed Migraine seminar everybody has been justso nice and reassuring. One of the things that we really appreciated that there wasn'tany kind of sugar coating or this a miracle cure or anything like that. Everybody wasvery honest, here's what's going to happen,
and here's how we'll know if it works. It'sgoing to be up to you to decide. Everybody's just been wonderful. We've had a couple oftimes where since the permanent procedure where things were not quite right and thingsneeded to be reprogrammed. It's always very quick. I just send a text message to Cherand she'll say, quot;I'll meet you tomorrow and we'll figure this out.quot; It's just been a very,very easy wonderful experience. Everybody close to us who knew about the 247headache was just so hopeful. In fact, I think some people were more excited and optimisticthan we probably were before we had the trial because we're hoping for just anything towork. Then, after we did the trial and it
worked so well, there was this long excruciatingwait for insurance approval which probably seemed longer to us than it actually was,but everybody was so, so excited for us to the point where they were saying, quot;We're goingto make this happen whatever your insurance says. We're going to have a bake sale. Whateverwe have to do we're going to do.quot; A definite high was when we realized the trialwas going to work. We could believe, yeah, this really is it. I don't mean to seem likeit's the miracle cure and it just makes you not a migraine patient any longer, but itis absolutely life changing. Every minute of our lives has been different ever sincethen.
Kevin: It gives us some way to control it.It gives her some control over the migraine. Kay: Yeah.Kevin: Much better than the medical stuff. Kay: I don't know if this was a high or alow or maybe it's both, but coming to realize there's a little bit of a lag time where youdon't realize you can fix the headache, so you just lie there thinking, quot;Oh no, it'sgoing to be a really bad day. Wait, I can do something about this.quot; It takes your heada little bit to realize there's something you can do instead of just figure out howto cope with it. It's usually within in 10 minutes that it's gone or it's pretty closeto gone. That's, I think, both a high and