Radio frequence discal probe

RADIO FREQUENCY DISCAL PROCEDURES

Radio frequency Discal Procedures

Nucleoplasty is a type of Radiofrequency Discal Procedure that involves inserting a very thin needle into the disc but instead of using a heating wire (as was previously done in a technique known as Intradiscal Electrothermoplasty, or IDET), a special radiofrequency probe is inserted through the needle into the disc. This probe generates a highly focused plasma field with enough energy to break up the molecular bonds of the gel in the nucleus, essentially vaporizing some of the nucleus.

The result is that 10-20% of the nucleus is removed which decompresses the disc and reduces the pressure both on the disc and the surrounding nerve roots. This technique may be beneficial for sciatica type of pain than the IDET, since nucleoplasty can actually reduce the disc bulge, which is pressing on a nerve root. The high-energy plasma field is actually generated at relatively low temperatures, so danger to surrounding tissues is minimized.

Another procedure called Intradiscal Biacuplasty (IDB) is an advanced type of radiofrequency ablation that also treats discs from the inside. It is currently the technique with the most interest—and recent support—in the research literature, but there is nevertheless concern about intradiscal procedures. Some research has shown that needle puncture of the disc can enhance and hasten disc degeneration however, the risk-benefit for these procedure is still unclear.

These new techniques are exciting. They offer the possibility of treating low back pain and sciatica with much less trauma and risk than surgery, but it’s important to remember that these are still unproven technologies. I’ll keep you posted on how research on these techniques develops, but it’s great that we have some new tools to help people with this often debilitating problem.

Spinal Pumps are called intrathecal  spinal pumps and can be used to deliver a continuous flow of pain relieving medication. Intrathecal refers to the fluid containing space that surrounds the spinal cord. The benefit of administering pain relieving medication through a spinal pump is that medications taken orally are diffused throughout the entire body. A spinal pump delivers pain-relieving medication precisely where it is needed.

(Ziconotide is a non-opiod medication that is now being used in spinal pumps and can be effective for treating a wide variety of chronic pain conditions, including sciatica. It is not an addictive medication.) This treatment is considered after standard conservative treatments have been ineffective or have caused intolerable side effects.

The pump is surgically implanted beneath the skin of the patient’s abdomen. A catheter is run to the level of the spine from where pain is transmitted. Medication is pumped directly into the spinal fluid allowing for a much more potent effect on the spinal cord. This drastically cuts down on the amount of medication needed and provides better pain relief with fewer side effects.

The pump is refilled every 1-3 months by inserting a needle through the skin and into a diaphragm on the surface of the pump. Several different medications can be administered this way. Since the system is beneath the skin, the risk of infection is minimized and the patient can be fully mobile and active.

Spinal Stimulators emit electrical pulses on the surface of the spinal cord to reduce pain. The stimulators are similar to pumps in that they are surgically implanted beneath the skin but differ in that electrical signals, rather than medication, are used to ease pain.

Electrical signals are passed through the tip of the catheter at the precise location near the involved segment of the spinal cord. The result is a tingling sensation, which eases pain. Current theory is that the electrical current input alters the spine’s processing of the pain so that the patient’s pain is reduced.

The patient is able to control the stimulator by holding a magnetic pulsing device over the skin on top of the implanted generator disk. The stimulator appears to be effective for patients with back and leg pain that spinal surgery did not relieve. There is data that shows that these patients will do better with the placement of a stimulator than they will with repeat surgery.

This approach is growing in use for chronic neck and back pain problems that have failed to respond to simpler treatments. New devices, such as the Neuro high frequency stimulator, are now available. These new devices may expand the utility and success of implanted stimulators for back pain. IF YOU WANT TO TRY A STIMUATOR TO RELEIVE YOUR PAIN TRY THIS  → TEN’S UNIT←

 

I personally use a →Ten’s/IF combo← to get the best relieve, You should only use your stimulator for 15-30mins max at any 1 time. I once used it for 1 hour consistently and the electrodes started to burn my skin. So make sure you only use it for short periods of time. Try getting larger electrodes if your pain area is more wide spread, also try using multi patches, Here are the→ 2×2 electrodes← they help target two separate area’s. You should get yourself extra electrodes pads, also different size’s even know their reusable sometimes you wish you might of bought 2 more. Here I found the→ larger electrodes 2X4 ←

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TECHNOLOGY FOR BACK PAIN

TECHNOLOGY FOR BACK PAIN

The exciting new technology we will cover here refers to easing back pain and sciatica that is caused by disc problems. In the United States it is estimated that about 7 million low back pain cases are related to disc problems. It is important to note that these new technologies are unproven, so it is imperative to use a healthy dose of caution. However, given that the treatment for disc problems are invasive surgeries, I felt it worthwhile to take a look at these new treatments because they are much less invasive, and they look quite promising.

Low back pain is one of the leading causes of lost work time, second only to the common cold. It affects 65-85% of the population of the United States at some point in their lives. The most common cause is a sprain, strain or spasm usually brought on by poor lifting technique, improper posture, bad back habits, or an unhealthy ergonomic environment. Another common cause is disc problems, brought on by injury, wear and tear or old age.

Other causes include a narrowing of the spinal or nerve canals, arthritic or degenerative changes in the small joints of the back, osteoporotic fractures, and sometimes even infections or tumors.Until now treatment options have been limited. Physical therapy can help to ease the painful muscles which struggle to cope with the spine problem, and PT can also help to prevent abnormal stresses on the spine.

Epidural steroid injections can reduce the inflammation in the general area and are often helpful, but the pain tends to recur if the underlying problem is severe. For acute problems the only remaining treatments have been to surgically remove part of the disc, or to surgically fuse the vertebrae to remove pressure on the disc.

Now there are some unproven minimally-invasive procedures available that may help with the treatment of back pain and sciatica known as Radiofrequency Discal Procedures among them is something called an Intradiscal  Biacuplast. Make sure you try everything available to you before considering surgery. I have a Teeter hang-up I think it’s great its a little pricey but the construction is the best quality out there and is more comfortable for me.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       If you want one check it out here →Teeter hand up← or try this less expensive one strong and heavy duty →Ironman←

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Try this for some relieve from joint compression

I personally use this→KWAN-LOONG-oil← great aromatic oil, this is what the professional’s use when you go to a Massage Therapist. This oil is way better then Bio-freeze or Tiger balm with out a doubt and it’s way cheaper. Makes a great stocking stuffer this should be in every home.

 KWAN-LOONG-OIL really does help relieve minor neck+back pain right away it soaks into the skin and last for hours, when you try →KWAN-LOONG-OIL← you will be wondering where has this been all these years.

 

KNOW THE FOODS THAT HELP FIGHT PAIN

FOODS THAT FIGHT INFLAMMATION

Foods that help fight inflammation

Some foods that help fight inflammation are considered anti-inflammatory foods- kind of like super foods that help reduce level’s of inflammation. you should aim for a healthy diet and only eat foods that target reducing inflammation.

If you are looking for a eating plan that closely follows the tenets of anti-inflammatory food consider a Mediterranean diet which is high in fruits -like strawberries+blueberries+cherries+oranges, vegetables-like tomatoes+green leafy veggies+spinach+kale and collards, nuts-like almonds+walnuts, whole grains, Fatty fish-like salmon+mackeral+tuna+sardines, healthy oils-like coconut+olive oil.  If you want the best →almond’s+Walnut’s←

 

LOWER BACK EXERCISE’S MAY RELIEVE YOUR PAIN

We’re talking about lower back pain in America and how it will most likely impact you or someone you know. According to the “NINDS”  National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Lower Back pain is the most frequent cause of disability on the job and we collectively spend more than $50 billion on treatments for this type of back pain annually.

There are some preventable exercise’s you can do on a daily base’s to stay on top of the pain, some type’s of pain can be treated without medication or surgery’s . If  you are suffering from a neurological problem that is the most hardest of all to find and treat. but with that being said you either use it or lose it. You must try everything available before considering surgery, most important of all is to keep moving your body try to stay somewhat active.

we are designed to move it’s important to practice some easy back exercise’s to help strengthen the back. we become stiff when we do nothing you need to keep moving to help with blood circulation and that help’s lubricate are joints and release’s toxin’s in the body.

back pain releiving stretches
learn and practice these stretches daily

The American Academy of Orthopedics Surgeon’s “AAOS” recommends spending 10-30 minutes a day if your in the early stage’s of pain, like when you first notice back pain don’t wait to long, have it checked out or talk to your doctor about it sooner than later.

Your doctor and physical therapist can suggest specific exercise’s for your current condition. The mayo clinic recommends repeating this lower back flexibility exercise five times daily then increase the number of rep’s.

Begin by lying on your back on a mat, bend your knee’s while keeping your feet flat on the mat. lift your pelvis in the air and try to hold that position for 5 seconds then relax back on the mat. Flatten your back as though you are trying to pull your naval down toward the floor then hold that pose for 5 second’s before relaxing back on the mat.

You can also try lower back rotational stretches’ that should be done two-three time’s a day, 1 in the morning then 1 in the afternoon. this will help keep your back as flexible as possible so you don’t stiffen up. Drinking water is more important than anything. It is now recommended that we drink half of are body weight in ounce’s. we are mostly made of water so it’s  important to drink an adequate amount to maintain a hydrated body. If your thirsty your dehydrated.

Back rotation stretch=  first begin by laying down on your back, bend your knee’s and place your feet flat on the floor. Focus on keeping your shoulders touching the floor and then roll your knee’s to one side of your body, hold this pose for up to 10 seconds before returning to your starting position then repeat for the other side.

Sit on an armless chair or stool and cross your left leg over your right leg,Twist your torso stretching to the side.{you can brace your right elbow against the outside of your knee for support} Hold this position for 10 second’s and then repeat for the other side.

Practicing abdominal contractions can help restore strength to your lower back and help you return to the activities that you may be missing out on due to back pain. begin by lying on your back with your knee’s bent,{rest your arm’s on your side} then just start contracting your abs, you should feel your rib’s squeeze downward toward your back. Hold this for 5 seconds then relax your muscles and then repeat the exercise- up to 10 times, be sure not to hold your breath while you do these exercises. I have hand picked these exercises for you, this will get you going just remember to take it real easy until your body is loosened up to the movements.beginner workout’s←

According to NINDS exercise’s that strengthen back muscles may be the most effective way to combat lower back pain and a speedy recovery. You should get in to a routine and focus on exercises that help improve mobility and flexibility such as walking, swimming, stretching, Yoga.

Listen to your body as you exercise if you start feeling any pain stop right away and consult you doctors. Be sure to consult with your team of doctors before trying new techniques just to be safe that you are not going to further injure yourself.  Keep on moving  the mild discomfort that you may feel when you begin these strengthen exercises should fade away as your back becomes stronger.

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neuropathic pain is hard to treat

NEUROPATHIC PAIN

neuropathic pain

Unfortunately, the cause of neuropathic pain cannot always be determined or reversed. In these cases treatment may allow nerves to heal gradually, easing the pain. When medical care for the pain is delayed, the pain can be more difficult to manage, requiring more aggressive treatment.

Pain usually occurs when the nerves relay a pain signal following an injury or damage somewhere in the body. Neuropathic pain—also called nerve pain—is different, resulting from damage to the nerves themselves.

Uncovering the cause of nerve damage is the first step in treating neuropathic pain. Factors that often cause or contribute to neuropathic pain include:

Cancer,Compression of a nerve or nerves,Diabetes,Excessive alcohol use,Exposure to medication-related or other toxins, Hormonal disorders, Immune system disorders,Infections,Vitamin deficiencie

RELIEF OF NEUROPATHIC PAIN SYMPTOMS TAKE PRIORITY

If no cause of neuropathic pain is found—or if the cause cannot be eliminated or reversed—treatment emphasizes relief of symptoms and strategies to improve daily functioning. There is no single treatment to cure or prevent neuropathic pain.

Early treatment is important to treat the symptoms, however. Receiving care as soon as possible may help prevent or lessen problems that often accompany neuropathy, such as depression, sleeplessness, and diminished functioning.

COMMON TREATMENT’S TARGET CAUSES

Neuropathy takes many forms, and the treatments for neuropathic pain are varied as well. Following are three common causes and treatments for neuropathic pain: Multiple malfunctions, When peripheral nerves in more than one part of the body malfunction at the same time, the condition is called polyneuropathy. Diabetes is the most common etiology—or cause—of polyneuropathy.

Treating the underlying issue may stabilize the condition, reducing symptoms. This could involve better blood sugar control in people with diabetic neuropathy to reduce symptoms and prevent additional damage to the nerves. If a vitamin deficiency is causing the pain, changes in diet or supplementation will typically be recommended.

Nerve compression. Nerves can be compressed at any point, leading to pain. The pressure could be from a herniated disc, a trapped median nerve in carpal tunnel syndrome, or other causes. Decompression surgery releases the pressure on the nerve, relieving the pain.1 This treatment is typically effective when a small number of nerves are affected, but not when nerves over a wide area are compressed.

Injury to a nerve. The immediate area of injury as well as nearby areas can be affected when a nerve is injured due to a sudden impact. Neuropathic pain caused by an injury to a nerve may improve with time. Having the injury checked by a doctor is advised, however, to avoid the risk of further damage.

 

HEALTHY BONE'S STAY ACTIVE

Body at rest stay’s at rest Body in motion stay’s in motion

Have you herd of the term a BODY at rest stay’s at rest a BODY in motion  stay’s in motion?? You should get in a routine everyday stretching your body if you are able to because if you get hurt it’s harder to stay in shape and stick to daily stretching. 

how sitting effect's the spine
sitting put’s pressure on the spine

 well that could not be more true we are designed to move and with today’s generation is surrounded by  Tv and video game’s and that is a deadly combination and could cause cancer  I’ll explain why. a new study by the mayo clinic might help us in understanding why and how this is changing our body’s  

A couple years ago, a Mayo Clinic doctor wrote something that scared the living heck out of people.
According to Dr. James Levine, “Sitting is the new smoking, kills more people than HIV, and is more treacherous than parachuting…”

“We are sitting ourselves to death.”

Whoa.
For people who sit behind a desk all day, this is not exactly good news. And it got a TON of headlines.But is he right? Or is it slightly more complicated?
And what about this…If you stand at your desk… is that better?

Let’s break down Dr. Levine’s statement piece-by-piece and see.
First, is sitting “the new smoking?” Um, no.Yes, sitting all day is not good. Lack of activity is linked to all kinds of health issues.

Too many to list here…But smoking causes almost 20% of the deaths in the U.S… Strips as much as 16 years off your life. And is the leading cause of preventable death in the world. Sitting isn’t great, but it’s not that bad. Second sitting “kills more people than HIV.”

This may be directly true, but that’s mostly because of advancements in treatment. Today we have turned HIV into a mostly manageable disease with dramatically more positive outcomes than we had in the 80’s.
Third, and most ridiculous… sitting is “more treacherous than parachuting.” Ok, sure. But less than two dozen people die skydiving annually.

Not a very useful comparison, but it sure sounds scary…
It turns out that it’s not necessarily sitting that’s the issue. A more recent study showed that holding the same position for long periods is the problem.
So standing all day is no better, and can actually be worse.

If you’re in a job that requires a lot of sitting, just be sure to get up and walk around regularly. Pace when you’re on the phone. If you’ve got to have a meeting with someone, suggest you do it outside, walking And drink a lot of water. At the very least, you’ll have to get up regularly to go to the bathroom!

So sitting isn’t as bad as smoking, let’s get that straight And if you’re looking for the new “smoking” as a danger to your health, you could choose the hundreds of toxic chemicals that surround us.

A salad a day keep's the doctor away

YOUR DIET CAN HELP REDUCE PAIN

YOUR DIET CAN HELP REDUCE PAIN

Your diet can help reduce your pain no matter what part of the body we talk about, It all start’s with a healthy intake of food. When we only eat high fructose~high calorie~high saturated fat food’s it has a bad effect on the body like digestion ,circulation ect.. CHECK OUT WAY’S TO LOSE WIEGHT AND GET PAIN RELIEF<HERE>

We need to be more careful about the food’s we choose to put in our body’s because there is are a lot of  GMO’s {genetically modified organism’s} in our food supply, it’s everywhere. GMO’s could be linked to many ailment’s we are  becoming immune to compound’s we just shouldn’t be ingesting, more and more children are being diagnosed with autism, ADD, ADHD, ect.. many more we will talk about later.

Even the milk we drink is being tainted with Growth Hormone’s and Antibiotic’s. Cow’s are injected every 2 week’s with Growth Hormone’s to help promote quicker milking just to make more money in the process, Read the label’s if it does not say organic or no-GMO’s it more than likely has R.B.S.T  which the dairy farm’s claim 90% is removed by the pasteurization and boiling process of the milk.   

WHAT'S IN YOUR MILK you are what you eat
we need to know what is in our cow’s
Does your milk have any hormones

R.B.S.T.?? What’s in your MILK??

WHAT’S IN YOUR MILK??

Modern communications via the Internet, Facebook, Twitter, and the media make it possible to spread scare stories about food like a flash throughout the globe. Scary food stories usually warn the public of the dangers of eating/drinking food/drink A or B and then provide a long list of hair-raising consequences if you do not heed the warning. Most of these scare stories are not based on fact and do not hold up when tested scientifically.

Milk and dairy products are often the target of such global scare stories. A recent spate of warnings were issued in the popular press about the dangers of drinking milk from cows that have been treated with recombinant bovine somatotropin (r-bST) or “hormones”. Articles with titles such as “Crack for cows could be bad for you too” and “Cancer link to SA milk” in the media1 created a host of unproven fears in the public mind about milk and dairy products.

The name r-bST already sounds ominous, but on closer inspection it appears that bovine somatotropin is actually a normal hormone produced by cows (bovine animals) when they have given birth to a calf and start lactating. The fact that milk farmers are using r-bST to boost milk production helps to reduce the price of milk and dairy products and counteract allegations that dairy and cattle farming is a prime cause of global warming.

As an added fear factor, the r-bST scare stories warn that milk produced by r-bST-treated cows contains high levels of a compound called insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I), which is reported to cause an increase in type 1 diabetes in children. I have been using this kind of milk for just about a year now and I believe it’s the Best milk   Alternative’s←  

What happens to r-bST and IGF-I when we drink milk?

The pertinent question is of course what happens to both of these “hormones” when we drink milk or eat dairy products? Because r-bST and IGF-I are hormones, they consist of proteins which are digested in our stomachs and gut. Once the proteins of these hormones have been broken down to amino acids (the building blocks of proteins), they then no longer have a hormonal effect and will not cause diabetes in children or make them grow excessively.

 

In addition to the destruction of these hormones by our own digestive systems, the process of pasteurization which milk is subjected to, destroys about 90% of r-bST before we drink it. When cow’s milk is used to make baby formula any r-bST or IGF-I it may contain, is completely denatured (changed irreversibly).

Boiling milk has the same effect on r-bST – it eliminates any hormonal properties.
The combination of digestion in adults and infants of r-bST and IGF-I, and heat treatments such as pasteurisation and boiling, renders cow’s milk and infant formulas made from cow’s milk, safe from hormonal effects.

In 2014, the World Health Organisation (WHO) convened a Joint FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation)/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives that issued a report on “Evaluation of Certain Veterinary Drug Residues in Food”. The section on r-sBT concluded that neither r-bST, nor IGF-I in milk would cause negative human effects, and that there was no additional risk of developing type 1 diabetes because of consuming milk from r-bST-treated cows.

The report also states that evidence which was studied in depth, did not support a link between exposure to IGF-I in milk of r-bST-treated cows and an increased risk of cancer.The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the USA has also cleared milk from r-bST-treated cows as “safe for human consumption” as none of the scare stories have a basis in fact.

For example, bovine somatotropin is what is known as “species specific” and does not have any biological effects in human beings. Further analyses of the nutritional composition of milk from r-bST-treated cows showed that none of the nutrients were altered during treatment and that the latter milk contained the same amounts of vitamins A, B1, B2, B12, pantothenic acid and choline, as milk produced by untreated cows.

Try this milk that I have been using for just about a year now,

I love it and I think it’s the Best Alternative’s←to whole milk period, to  be able to drink whole milk anytime and never worry about milk spoiling going bad in 1 week, This product has a shelf life of 1 year after the production/manufacture date on the package and it can actually be good for up to 2 years and that is unheard of when it come’s to milk. Don’t knock it until you try it and once you do your on your way to feeling better.

 

Let’s Talk about pain and how it effect’s you

know~your-pain~
learning how we look inside

Let’s Talk about pain and how it effect’s you in your daily activity. we are all different and feel pain in different way’s, so by talking about how we deal with pain might be real useful to other pain sufferer’s in dealing with their daily task’s. I know what help’s me and what don’t so it’s a matter of trial an era. you’ll never know until you try and put effort into it but when you hear it from a actual person who lives’ with pain and personally use’s the product referring to.