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.
Peripheral Arterial Disease PAD Treatment at Ohio State
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, in fact most of them are. As you get more complicatedand 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.
Leg Ulcers 7 Facts About Leg Ulcers You Must Know
Leg ulcers are common approximately 2%of adults will have a leg ulcer at some stage in their lives. Literally thousands of peopledevelop a leg ulcer each year in the United Kingdom and many of those get more leg ulcersas the years go by. Despite the misery they cause, leg ulcers remain a neglected problem.I am going to tell you the 7 essential facts should you know about leg ulcers. Number 1 What is an ulcer? The medical definition of an ulcer is a break in the epithelium ofa body surface or lining. Many of us will be familiar with a mouth ulcer. This is abreak in the cell lining the mouth. It can be caused by an injury such as biting theinside of the mouth by accident. Well if the
skin breaks down anywhere on the body it iscalled an ulcer. If the ulcer is on the leg and has been present for more than 6 weeksit is called a chronic leg ulcer. Number 2 What causes a leg ulcer? Four out of 5 ulcers that's 80% are caused by a problem with the leg vein pump and they are called venousulcers. The leg vein pump is the mechanism by which blood flows out of the leg back tothe heart. So problems with the deep veins such as obstruction from a deep vein thrombosis,superficial vein reflux or perforator vein problems can cause venous leg ulcers. Theleg vein pump depends mainly on good ankle movement, good calf muscles and healthy legveins. A minority of leg ulcers about 15%
are caused by problems in the arteries thatcarry blood into the leg. About 95% of venous leg ulcers can be correctly identified bytheir appearance, by checking for pulses in the feet and by checking sensation. As mostleg ulcers are venous that's what I am going to concentrate on. Number 3 Whereon the leg do you get venous ulcers? Well venous leg ulcers appear on the lower partof the leg usually just about the ankle. Often, there are varicose veins or thread veins aroundthe ulcer and the leg is usually swollen. The skin is often thickened and discolouredby varicose eczema which many actually develop many months or years before the ulcer as awarning sign that the vein circulation is
not normal. Number 4 Who gets a venousulcer? Well these ulcers affect people who have deep vein problems, usually from a pastdeep vein thrombosis (DVT), people who have superficial venous disease or those with anklemobility problems. Leg ulcers are more common as we get older. Number 5 How do you treatvenous ulcers? The aim of treatment is to get the ulcer healed as quickly as possible.This usually means graduated compression either with bandages or compression stockings. Inmost cases, antibiotics, creams and ointments are not necessary. Once the ulcer is healedit is very important to identify any problems with the superficial veins or perforator veinsand that these are treated to reduce the risk
of another ulcer. This means getting a fullassessment with a duplex ultrasound scan. Number 6 Can you cure a leg ulcer? Well thisis controversial. Some would say that if the problem is only in the superficial veins,the veins under the skin, or in the perforator veins that connect these superficial veinsto the deep veins, then the ulcer can be cured. While there is good evidence that such treatmentwill greatly reduce the risks of getting another leg ulcer, if the skin has been very damagedand the ulcer has healed with a lot of scarring, this area of the leg may remain vulnerableand a trivial knock or injury might cause another skin breakdown even though the veinabnormality has been completely eradicated.
Number 7 How can we avoid leg ulcers? Wellthere are 3 things I would suggest. Firstly, if you are unfortunate enough to suffer adeep vein thrombosis (DVT), it should be treated promptly to limit the damage to the deep veins.Unfortunately, damage to the deep veins cannot be reliably reversed by surgery. So, prompttreatment with anticoagulants blood thinning medication reduces the extent of the clotand the damage to the deep veins. Secondly, if you have had a DVT, you should considerwearing good quality medical grade compression socks some studies suggest that doing somay reduce the risk of leg ulcers after a big DVT. Thirdly, if you have superficialvein reflux have it treated early to reduce