This is Silvester at the Next Step Foot and Ankle , and I’m going to talk to you a little bit today about something that, for our neuropathy patients, has been a real game changer. It’s really given us another powerful tool in being able to eliminate or significantly decrease the symptoms of painful peripheral neuropathy. There’s also significant evidence that this procedure, this treatment that we do, actually helps the nerves regrow helps the nerves to heal and become better. It’s a matter of circulation in the nerve, it’s also a matter of opening the gates that how a nerve functions is that there are gates that allow electrical currents to pass down the nerve, and the nerve.
Uses a lot of energy to keep those gates either open or closed, depending on what it’s trying to do. The anatomy of a nerve is such that if you took a nerve out of this young lady’s back and down to her foot. If you spread that nerve out and magnified it at maybe 1000 times, the relative proportions of the nerve would be like a string the length of a football field. A nerve uses more energy than any cell in the body, so the nerve, being that long and that skinny, the nerve’s ability to heal itself and deliver energy to all those little gates all along that nerve is somewhat hampered.
This treatment tends to restore that and helps the nerve heal. It’s a very simple procedure, and I’m going to show you this is the machine, it’s called the Neurogenx 4000 Pro. It has an electrical current that goes into the nerve and helps fire the nerve repeatedly over a period of time. Our treatments last about 3045 minutes, depending on the severity of the patient’s symptoms. We do this with an integrated nerve block. I’m going to show you where the nerves come down into your leg. There’s one right here, and this is called the common peroneal nerve. We’re going to put one patch there. There’s a nerve right back here, and this is the tibial nerve, and that comes down right there, and.
We’ll put a patch there. All the nerves that innervate the bottom of the foot come through here, and this is called the tarsal tunnel and the plantar nerves. Then on the top of the foot there’s also a deep peroneal nerve and there are also branches of the superficial peroneal nerve that are up here. Depending on where the symptoms are the worst, we kind of move the pads to try and treat the nerves that we’re involved with. If you don’t have very many symptoms on the deep peroneal nerve, we do it up here at the superficial peroneal nerve. The first pad goes over the common fibular nerve, the next one goes back here where the.
Tibial nerve comes down into the leg and it’s kind of deep right there. Most of the time we’ll treat the superficial peroneal nerve. Then, on the inside of the foot, the area of the tarsal tunnel. Now that’s all set up for nerve treatment, and all we do is turn the machine on, and we just bring up the intensity until the patient feels it. It shouldn’t be uncomfortable, but you should be able to feel it when it’s working. It’s a fairly substantial current. The next thing that we do with this is either during or after the procedure, we give local anesthetic blocks into those nerves that are most badly affected by nerve disease. We determine that with our al examination. Those injections consist.
Of just a longacting local anesthetic and so the patient leaves, they may be numb for a while or they may not feel any numbness. What happens is, the signal therapy followed with the local anesthetic therapy causes the nerve to be able to reestablish itself as far as the surrounding environment with nutritional support, vasodilation and really helps the nerves heal themselves. This has been, in about 80% of our patients who undergo this therapy, they have significant relief of their peripheral neuropathy. It’s not a one time thing. We have to do it 13 times, and sometimes we extend it beyond that. 13 treatments in general, but sometimes we extend it beyond that. That’s electrical nerve stimulation.
Therapy with local anesthetic block. I don’t think my young assistant here wants me to give her the shots right now, so we’ll probably won’t do that. Thanks for listening!.
DRHOS Circulation Promoter Instructional Tutorial
Hi The circulation promoter is fantastic for treating anyone with foot pain, any kind of problems with your lower limb. In fact, for your entire body. But for the lower limb, this is especially an excellent device for treating yourself If you suffer with poor circulation or nerve damage from diabetic neuropathy if you have polio if you had a stroke.
If you have sciatic nerve problem from the herniated disc from your lower back that causes pain down your leg, this device is fantastic. But for those of who got bad circulation, this is a musthave. Especially if you suffer from diabetes. Diabetic neuropathy can be fatal because loss of sensation in your legs, and any kind of cut in your feet, as a result of not knowing what you’re stepping on.
Can cause infection and obviously very serious problems So it’s very important to use this on a regular basis to keep the circulation flowing in your limb. Not only that, to wake up the nerves to activate the nerves, so that the sensation comes back So that your motor functions like the muscle functions.
Becomes normalized so that you have the power so you can have the coordination so that you can live a healthy life. By using this, I believe it can keep you functioning better, so that you can stay active. And that is very important. Now, my circulation promoter is very different than others.
The main reasons are the following. One, it is powered by the technology of the pain therapy machine. This device is known, and scientifically proven to help relax your muscles, relieve your pain, and promote circulation. We have al studies that proves it. There may be devices out there that mimic our type of stimulation but they do not have the proof that it really works. So I urge you, stick to things that are really proven.
This is important for your health. Now, another thing that is special about this is, it’s much more powerful. Because the power that comes from this unit, there’s nothing else. This little device can be more powerful than the plug in units we use in the . And the fact that using this unit allows this entire system to be totally portable because it operates on batteries. There’s a little box in here that holds, that houses the batteries. Because this operated in batteries, you can use this anywhere. You can use it in your house; any room in your house.
You can use it in your car, when you’re traveling you can bring this with you, you don’t have to worry about finding the right plug. This just makes it much more practical and much more effective because of that. Now, traditionally, a lot of foot massagers and stimulators are not powerful enough they don’t give you the stimulation you need to actually wake the nerve up to activate the function again. I have done a couple of things here. We have increased the power for this device just for this. Not only that, I have developed some new, super conducting electros.