Monday, January 21, 2013

What's in your kitchen to help your pain?

You don’t like Doctors because all they want to do is prescribe pain mediation and drugs or perform surgery…which neither option is for you.

Did you know there may be a few things you have in your cabinet that just may help you depending on your cause for injury….and for this I strongly recommend you do see a Doctor.  Find one that has Digital Motion X-Ray as this is the new way to find those hidden injuries that the standard x-rays cannot find and here is why DMX is different than standard X-Rays:
 “A 19-year-old woman was involved in an SUV rollover crash.  After several days in the hospital she was discharged.  Her ongoing headaches, neck pain, and increased pain with movement were undiagnosed by static x-rays, MRI, and CT.  In August 2001, a digital motion x-ray was performed on the patient.  The DMX study revealed several layers of cervical instability and vertebral abnormalities including, but not limited to, severe unilateral translation at C1 on C2, multiple levels of capsular ligament damage, possible compression fractures, and interspinous and longitudinal ligamentous injuries.
A follow-up DMX study was done prior to going to mediation a year later and revealed even greater translational instability of C1 on C2 caused by alar and accessory ligament damage, and facet joint instability caused by capsular ligament damage.  The neurosurgeon stated that the DMX findings demonstrated the underlying cause of the patient's chronic neck pain and headaches.  He also stated that because the ligament injuries were permanent, the patient would most likely experience neck pain and headaches during her lifetime.  As a result of this objective evidence offered by DMX, her insurance company settled at mediation six months later for $750,000.  They originally offered her nothing because they didn't believe she was injured. Until now, it has been extremely difficult for doctors to diagnose ligamentous injuries because standard x-ray, MRI, and CT do not show these types of injuries. It is important to know that there are two different types of ligament injuries.  One is called a complete failure, or "tear", and the other is a sub-failure, which is a stretching of the ligament.  Loose ligaments can only be demonstrated through a motion imaging procedure.  That is why DMX can reveal these sub-failure ligament injuries in as little as 15 minutes, allowing the physician to specifically determine which ligaments are injured. Digital Motion X-Ray (DMX) helps doctors make a fast and accurate diagnosis for patients with ligament damage.  In addition, Digital Motion X-Ray allows doctors to:
  • Make the most informed and reliable diagnosis;
  • Provide proof of injury;
  • Increase patient compliance and understanding;
  • Detect ligament injuries objectively;
  • Substantiate patient care.”  (Dr. Jere Sutton, Premier Back Rehabilitation)
So I started off this blog about what you can find in your cabinets that may reduce inflammation.  Click here to learn what those may be.

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