When you had originally presented to the office,you presented with chronic numbness, tingling, burning,the hands and the feet. It limitedyour ability to walk, limited your ability to sleep, your ability to relax. We've completeda course of treatment here with the Davis neuropathy program, how have you done withthe treatment and how are you feeling today? I feel wonderful. I have to tell you thatthe treatment, I was on both programs. Before I came in, all that I knew that I had wasperipheral neuropathy after your exam, after you examined me. We found out that I had alsospinal stenosismy spine. I have followed your program, both of your programs, the DRSprogram and the peripheral neuropathy program,
and I am doing beautifully. I can now walkwithout assistance which I was having to hold my husband's hand or somebody's hand whenI was shopping or doing anything. I could not ive by myself. I feel like a whole personnow. Well congratulations on your results and we're very proud to have you here as apatient. What else would you like to have me tell you? If you have another questionI could certainly, I would like to tell a little bit about your people that you haveworking for you. They are wonderful, young, professional people. I don't know what kindof a program you put them on, but I love each and every one of them. They're an asset toyour office. Well thank you so much for the
kind words and we look forward to seeing youagain soon. You're welcome.
Oftentimes on TV you'll see the advertisementsfor PAD, which is peripheral arterial disease. This is a condition, which causes blockagesin the legs. And as one as it progresses, one goes from having cramps when they walkto pain even at rest. The pain even at rest may then progress to ulceration and gangrene.Up until a number of years ago the only option we had was open surgery. But within the lastten to fifteen years so many endovascular techniques have developed that perhaps eightypercent of people can now be treated with balloons and stents and things like that ratherthan open surgery. The people find this more palatable and the morbidity and mortalityis less. The risk factors for PAD are very
similar to those for aneurysms; smoking, coronaryartery disease, which goes along with elevated cholesterol and hypertension. Those are someof the main things associated with PAD and diabetes. Many of the endovascular techniquesfor peripheral disease are outpatient,fact most of them are. As you get more compliedand doing stent grafts and for aneurysms and things like that those people are at leastadmitted overnight. But more than ninety, ninety five percent of people treated forPAD endovascularly are treated as outpatients.