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.
Phlebitis The Truth About the Causes and Treatment Full Length
Earlier this month I saw a patient who wasreferred to me by his General Practitioner with phlebitis. His GP had been treating himwith antibiotics and if anything, his leg was getting worse. Now treating phlebitiswith antibiotics is simply wrong and I am going to tell you the truth about phlebitis.Phlebitis is simply a medical term indicating that there is inflammation in the vein. Mostcommonly it affects the superficial leg veins and it is associated with localised swelling a lump which is red, tender and warm and sometimes the lump actually feels hot andpainful. Usually phlebitis comes on out of the blue for no apparent reason but very occasionallyI see phlebitis as a complication of some
cancers, intravenous arm catheters used in drips or sometimes as a reaction to some very irritant intravenous injectionssuch as chemotherapy. I haven't seen a case of phlebitis due to bacteria for years andthat happened in a drug addict who was injecting into a leg vein with dirty needles. The standardusual case of superficial leg vein phlebitis seen by a GP does not need antibiotics. Antibioticsmay do more harm than good. Now until recently, phlebitis in superficial leg veins was thoughtto be a rather trivial condition and many s dismissed phlebitis as being of noreal significance. Even the term phlebitis is often misunderstood and misused. Many peopleincluding s describe any discomfort
in their veins as being phlebitis. To absolutelysure that the problem is phlebitis, a duplex ultrasound scan is needed the ultrasoundappearance of phlebitis is characteristic and diagnostic. The vein wall is thickenedand there is a variable amount of clot inside the vein. A scan is the only way of checkingthe vein directly and confirming that the vein is inflamed. Ultrasound has also revealedthat a very important group of people with phlebitis either already have a DVT or theyare at risk of developing a deep vein thrombosis. The inflammation in the wall of the veinsaffected by phlebitis activates clotting of the blood inside these veins. This clot canextend or spread from the superficial vein
into the deep vein. So this is another veryimportant reason why everyone with phlebitis should have a duplex ultrasound scan. A duplexscan is the only way to correctly identify people who already have a DVT and who needtreatment to prevent that clot leaving the leg, travelling around the body and lodgingin the lung a serious condition sometimes fatal called a pulmonary embolism. A duplexscan will also determine whether these people with phlebitis are at risk of a DVT and whoneed preventative treatment. So the first important message is that everyone with phlebitisshould have a duplex ultrasound scan. So how should superficial leg vein phlebitisbe treated? Well we can only offer the correct
treatment for phlebitis if we know the resultsof the duplex scan. The scan may show that the phlebitis is only in a small area andthat only a limited number of superficial veins are affected. If there is very littleassociated clot in these superficial veins and if this clot is well away from the deepveins, then treatment with aspirin or aspirinlike medication called non steroidal inflammatorydrugs and compression stockings may be sufficient. A good medical sock will support the veinwhile it is recovering and the antiinflammatory tablets or cream will ease the swelling andpain. If the phlebitis is extensive or if the clot in the superficial veins is alreadyclose to the deep veins, a course of blood
thinning injections anticoagulant heparinmedication is needed to reduce the significant risk of developing a DVT. Of course if thescan shows that a DVT has already formed, full anticoagulant treatment for several monthsis needed. So the correct treatment of phlebitis requires a scan.So in summary, phlebitis is not an infection and antibiotics are not the correct treatment.Phlebitis is not a trivial condition, it can be serious and may cause a Deep Vein Thrombosis.Everyone with phlebitis should have a duplex ultrasound scan to confirm the correct diagnosis,to check for DVT and to guide the correct treatment.Now, if you are interested in vein problems
How superficial thrombophlebitis develops
This animation shows how superficial thrombophlebitisdevelops. The condition is more common in people withvaricose veins and in pregnant women. the navigation arrows below the animationscreen to play, pause, rewind or fastforward the animation.This animation contains sound. Superficial thrombophlebitis occurs if a superficialvein becomes inflamed and a blood clot forms. This is usually in the superficial veins ofthe leg. Unlike deep vein thrombosis,
which occurs in deep veins, this condition is usually much less serious. Here we show the position of the superficialveins of the leg. The superficial veins branch throughout theleg and lie just under the skin. They pass blood back into the deep veins. The blood then flows back up towards the heart. The inflammation and blood clot can occurin any part of the superficial veins in the leg.
It's most common in the long vein called thesaphenous vein which runs along the inner leg from your hip to yourfoot. Inflammation occurs if a vein is damaged, if the flow of blood in the vein slows downor stops, or if the blood has a higher than normal tendencyto clot. The inflammation and blood clot may causepain and swelling in the affected leg. But this will usually get better after abouttwo to six weeks. This is the end of the animation.
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