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Category Archives: Mechanical aids
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.
Seat adjustments that take the pressure off the ischial tuberosities help relieve back pain sitting
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
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
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
Certain sore kneecap cases will benefit from foot orthotics.
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.
Disposable insulated needles are not readily available but a 20 gauge cannula is easy enough to find…
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
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
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
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