Today we are here with Amir, he came intoour office Valentine Chiropractic originally by iving by and seeing our our previousadsthe newspaper regarding Laser and Decompression treatments. He camewith Plantar Fascitisand came to realize after being examined that he really had Peripheral Neuropathy. He wentto Kaiser, tried to put hima 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 iving 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 Leonard 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 justmy 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 time2 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 time2 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 beenthisprogram 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.
Hi, this is Silvester and I'm goingto talk to you about justgeneral why we use supplementspatients with neuropathy.We really have worked hard at trying to establish a neuropathy relief center at our .What we're after is to try to give the patient, besides just the normal pharmaceutical treatmentthat you can get at most of the s around that just give you a pill to take and it makesyou feel a little better, but really doesn't solve the problem we try to give you solutionsto get your neuropathy better, to improve them. We've invested a lottrying tolearn about supplements and the role that they play, using pharmaceuticals appropriatelyto give you relief, using electrical nerve
signal therapy with local anesthetic blockto try and regenerate nerves, laser therapy has been very effective at helping nervesget better not just feel better, but also get better. Also, there's surgery,theright person. Sometimes nerves are pinchedassociationwith having neuropathy the nerves can be entrapped, just like carpal tunnel synome can causepain under you hand, the same thing can happenyour foot and lower extremity, so by decompressingthose nerves, you can have significant relief and amatically improve nerve function, andin the case of patients with diabetes, much lower risk of future diabetic foot ulcers,and that's been demonstrated by a lot of
studies that have been done.How supplements work basically is, a lot of them are geared towards helping the cell,the nerve cell, have enough energy. The nerve cellsgeneral are very high energy consumers,and they're very small, very long, skinny nerves and if they don't have enough energy,they can't heal themselves and repair themselves or maintain this electrogradient that'sacross the nerve. For example, how a nerve carries an impulseis there's an electrical current and there's a little gate that opens and lets calciumin and out of the cell, and it creates an electrical current across this nerve. To establishthat, the cell has to pump that calcium out
to keep that gradient there. It has to workall of the time, and what happens when you get not enough energy, those gates just stayopen, the nerve doesn't function and you start getting feelings like burning, tingling,electrical sensation, and eventually numbness because the nerve doesn't work. I've actuallyhad patients who I've operated on without local anesthetic and they haven't felt ita bit because they're so profoundly neuropathic their nerves are so far damaged that theydon't feel anything. That's a major cause of falls, it's amajor cause of ulcers, it's a major cause of calluses I've had patients break theirfeet and not feel it they comeand they
have a swollen, red foot and they don'tknow why, and you take xrays and they have all of these fractures inside of their foot.There are ways, if you ch it early enough, and use the right supplements and keep yourblood sugar down, that you can preserve your nerve function until latelife and havea healthy life. Thanks for listening.
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