Category Archives: Mechanical aids

Medial Knee OsteoArthritis (OA)- What Else Can You Do? – Unload it and more

Waiting for a knee replacement and the quality of life is poor? Most often the inner knee cartilage wears out first. Measures to take the load off the inner knee are helpful.

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Ischial Tuberosity Off – Loading When sitting for pain relief

Seat adjustments that take the pressure off the ischial tuberosities help relieve back pain sitting

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Fibromyalgia (FM) Tragic Misdiagnosis – Myotonic Dystrophy Type 2 and Cervical Spinal Stenosis – New Treatments as Result

Since they have found the gene for Myotonic Dystrophy, they have found a subgroup not having that gene but having another gene deficit instead that is associated with milder disease. Randomly selecting Fibromyalgia cases found 2/63 cases though none of … Continue reading

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Where Can You Get Inexpensive Support Bras?

I recommend good support bras for some of my female patients but have had complaints about $200-300 dollar price tags on some of them. One of my patients, suggested I give this link for decently priced bras. They do have … Continue reading

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New Relief For Chronic One Sided Headaches

A new wonder of technology has created a new suboccipital stimulator at 1/12th the size of previous! It has been found useful for chronic one sided headache called chronic hemicrania for which indomethacin has been the mainstay of treatment

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PatelloFemoral (Kneecap) Pains – When to Use Orthotics (foot supports)

Certain sore kneecap cases will benefit from foot orthotics.

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Hope For Failed Backs – Spinal Cord Stimulation

Given there is little evidence medications work well for chronic radiculitis, It is encouraging to note that Spinal Cord Stimulation might give 50% relief in failed back patients.

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Want a Cheap Nerve Stimulator needle? -Look No More…

Disposable insulated needles are not readily available but a 20 gauge cannula is easy enough to find…

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Pulsed Radiofrequency – New Hope for “Sciatica”/radiculitis of Neck and Back – but where available?

Traditional treatments for referred nerve pain of neck and back have been inadequate. As mentioned previously, opioids and other pain modifying medications work poorly in radiculitis, leading to an American summation that there is no proved drug treatment for radiculopathy. … Continue reading

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Post Vertebral Fracture Pain – Balloon Kyphoplasty Resources – Miraculous Results

Post vertebral fracture pain can be disabling and longstanding and spell the beginning of the end for some cases. Almost immediate relief can be obtained by tunneling a balloon into the vertebral body and pumping it up with hot plastic. … Continue reading

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Surface DC Electrode Stim helps Fibromyalgia

Skin DC CES (Cranial Electrical Stimulation) has been shown to help central spinal pain (see other post). Now, 5 days of 20 minute daily treatment can drop pain scores from 8.5/10 to 5/10. Placebo effect? – not likely because stim … Continue reading

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DC Stim Helps Spinal Damage Pain and Cranial Stim for Fibromyalgia

Apparently 60-70% of spinal cord sufferers are in pain and 1/3 of these severely. This sort of pain can be very difficult to treat. Yet DC current – enough to be gotten from a nine volt battery could significantly help

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