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Stop Chronic Pain with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Centers Offer Effective, Natural Pain Relief for RSD and other Chronic Pains

Most people can only imagine the suffering that those with chronic pain and reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSD) go through. Having constant debilitating pain doesn’t just mean giving up favorite activities and job security, though. Those with RSD also face having routine shots and taking addictive pain medications on a daily basis. Many will have hundreds of injections, and still not get over their pain permanently. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Unfortunately, despite amazing results that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) treatment centers worldwide have produced for those with carbon monoxide poisoning, burns and foot ulcers, many people still have not heard about HBOT’s success with stopping chronic pain in its tracks.

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Despite the amazing results Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Centers have produced worldwide, many people are not aware of how beneficial HBOT can be for treating RSD Syndrome and chronic pain. And perhaps that’s not surprising, considering that the value of hyperbaric oxygen therapy seems to be a well-kept medical secret here in the United States. And even though many top U.S. hospitals use HBOT to successfully treat wounds and decompression illness, many people have never read how successfully it can heal a wide range of debilitating conditions like chronic pain……

So why is that?

Here in the U.S., we tend to look upon ourselves as leaders in medical care. Clearly, this isn’t true in the area of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its use for 17 conditions, including acute cerebral edema and sudden onset hearing loss. The FDA is dragging its feet on clearing it for other health conditions. But centers in Russia and other countries successfully use HBOT to treat as many as 74 conditions, including PTSD, multiple sclerosis, stroke and chronic pain!

After 31 years practicing neurology and 14 years of providing HBOT in our Palm Harbor, FL Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Center, Dr. Spiegel has seen the pain of RSD sufferers improve dramatically.

Here’s how it works…
During an HBOT session, a patient sits or lies comfortably in a pressurized chamber, and breathes in 100% oxygen. The person can relax, breathe normally, and even listen to music or watch television to help pass the time. Saturation levels of oxygen in blood and tissues increase 10 to 20 times while in the chamber. As oxygen floods their bloodstream, painful swelling goes down and healing begins to occur.

After completing several HBOT sessions, patients show increased strength. They also say they sleep better, think more clearly, feel less depressed, and are able to return to their normal daily routines. Now that’s a good reason for those with RSD and other chronic pain to celebrate!If you suffer from RSD or other chronic pain and want to learn how HBOT could benefit you, please contact us at 727-787-7007. To schedule a personalized hyperbaric oxygen therapy consultation with Dr. Spiegel, simply click here. Someone from our helpful office staff will call to confirm your appointment.

Finding Relief from RSD Pain in the Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber

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Finding Relief from RSD Pain in the Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber

Debilitating pain and burning sensations continuously gnaws at those suffering from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). Understandably, its victims frequently need to rely on narcotic pain medications and injections in order to get through their day. Even then, sadly, their pain and other symptoms often persist or get worse.

If you or someone you love is suffering from RSD, you know that traditional treatment methods like taking opioids only adds to the pain. But now there is a gentler and more effective option: the hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) chamber.

If you suffer from RSD and would like to learn if HBOT could benefit you, please contact Neurological Solutions at 727-787-7077 or click here to schedule a personalized hyperbaric oxygen therapy consultation with Dr. Allan Spiegel.

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RSD symptoms of all kinds can feel literally crushing. In addition to acute or throbbing pain in the affected area, sufferers also face migraines, muscle spasms, pains from infection, and many other life-changing symptoms that get worse with time.

Doctors don’t yet fully understand what causes RSD, though many think that it could result from damage to the small blood vessels that supply oxygen to the muscle cells. Frequently RSD begins as a complication following a trauma or injury.

RSD sufferers struggle to find ways of coping with the pain. Treatment in a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber effectively supplements medications. The treatment even enables some patients to discontinue shots and addictive pain meds altogether! In addition, some RSD patients say that their pain and other symptoms ease considerably with just a few sessions in the HBOT chamber.

How Does an HBOT Chamber Work?

In short, HBOT helps to break the pain cycle. The swelling from RSD makes cells less able to take in nutrients. With the therapy oxygen floods into the patient’s bloodstream to provide vital nutrients. Swelling in the impacted area goes down and healing starts to occur.

During a session a patient lies in a comfortable sealed chamber and breathes 100% oxygen at pressures equivalent to being 16, 24 or 33 feet under water. Treatments usually begin at lower pressures and gradually increase, as the RSD sufferer finds the pressure they respond to best. Patients can also listen to music or watch television to help the time pass. Following treatments, those suffering from RSD pain say they have higher energy levels, less pain and swelling, less brain fog, and a feeling of optimism. And that’s really good news for those who once thought their pain could never go away.

If you suffer from RSD and want to learn how HBOT chamber treatments could improve your pain, please contact us at 727-787-7077 to schedule a personalized hyperbaric oxygen therapy consultation with Neurologist Dr. Allan Spiegel, MD

Suffering from Sciatic Nerve Pain?

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Suffering from Sciatic Nerve Pain? Try DRX9000 Spinal Decompression for Fast Non-Surgical Relief

Living with sciatic nerve pain can be brutal. Even things like driving that used to feel easy now can send shooting pains up your legs or give you such pins and needles that you can’t feel the gas pedal. You can’t even sit in a chair without squirming in pain. Sleeping is next to impossible.

Thankfully, if you suffer from sciatica, there’s a completely safe and natural option to treat your pain without the risks of surgery or addictive pain killers. It’s called the DRX9000 Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression System. As part of our center’s non-surgical Back Pain and Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief Program, the DRX9000 has enabled thousands of our patients to go back to work and resume other activities pain-free.

If you’re suffering from sciatic nerve pain and would like to discuss our non-surgical Back Pain and Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief Program, including Physical Therapy, call (727) 787-7077.

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Relieving Sciatic Nerve Pain with DRX9000 Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression:

Chances are, if you’ve had sciatica you’ve already tried pain killers – perhaps even addictive opioids –without much success. You may even be considering surgery on the advice of your doctor or chiropractor. But surgery can come with risks, anywhere from infections to both nerve and spinal damage. And the truth is that many people suffering from sciatica who undergo surgery still have pain afterward.

But before we go into the ways the DRX9000 has brought pain relief to so many suffering from sciatic pain, here’s a simple overview of what causes the condition:

Sciatica happens when the body’s largest nerve, the sciatic nerve becomes inflamed. Sciatica may result from injuries, infections or tumors. Most commonly, however, people get it from bulging (herniated) discs located near the sacral plexus; a network of nerves in your lower back. These injured discs put pressure on the sciatic nerve – leading to shooting pains in your low back, buttock area, and lower legs down into the toes. Many sciatica sufferers also complain of tingling or numbness in these areas. Successfully treating your pain involves removing that pressure from the sciatic nerve in order for it to heal. That’s where the DRX9000 Spinal Decompression System comes in.

DRX9000 Spinal Decompression Therapy: Non-Surgical Relief for Lower Back Pain and Sciatica

No matter if you’ve recently suffered a bulging disc or your lower back pain has gone on for months, DRX9000 Spinal Decompression Therapy can soothe your pain and put you back in commission. During sessions lasting 30 minutes, the DRX9000 will softly and painlessly release the pressure from your disc, as it draws oxygen, water and nutrients into the injured area. This naturally rehydrates the disc and begins to heal it. And as the pressure on your disc declines, your spinal nerve pain goes away – safely, naturally and without surgery. Licensed physical therapists at our Palm Harbor, Florida center perform the treatments, under the close supervision of neurologist, Dr. Allan Spiegel.
Neurologist Allan Spiegel, M.D. in Palm Harbor, Florida offers personalized assessments to see whether his Back Pain and Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief Program with the DRX9000 could be right for you. To schedule an appointment, simply click here or call 727-787-7077.

Could Jogging Be Causing That Knee or Hip Pain?

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Good Versus Bad Pain: How to Recognize Injury and When to Get Help

Sooner or later, many of us decide it would be good to take up jogging to get into shape. But how do we know how whether the discomfort we feel is a sign of more serious injury? Here’s how to recognize good pain from bad.

If you’re suffering from injury or chronic arthritic pain in your knees or hips and would like to discuss Dr. Spiegel’s Joint Pain Relief Program with him, including Physical Therapy for Hip and Knee Joint Rehabilitation, click here or call 727-787-7077.

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It’s very important to know the difference between good pain indicating progress and other pains that could mean you’ve damaged a knee or hip while jogging. Here’s how to tell….

Good Pains:

Anyone who’s out of shape and takes up exercise is going to feel a bit out of sorts at first. Let’s face it, when our bodies aren’t used to moving, going from lying around in front of the television to prepping for a 5K race (or even just beginning a modest exercise routine) is bound to make our muscles sore. Thankfully, that kind of pain typically subsides as your body gets used to the increased activity.

Whenever we push ourselves to improve our level of fitness, we can expect a certain amount of muscle discomfort. Actually, that soreness we feel is caused by tiny tears in our muscle that occur as we exercise – especially when just starting out. This sounds awful, but in fact getting those little muscle tears are an important step in the muscles becoming bigger and stronger.

But pain? That’s another beast entirely that you should see as a wake-up sign!

Bad Pains:

Here are some definite signals that what you feel is more than tiny muscle tears. If you experience any of the following:

  • Sharp pains that intensify
  • Pain when you put pressure on a joint
  • Inability to move a body part

stop exercising right away and seek help

Hip or Knee Strains, Sprains and Shin Splints:

Strains are injuries that involve the tendons, the fibrous tissue that attaches our muscles to our bones. Strains frequently occur when muscles stretch and then suddenly contract, as when we run or jump. Runners are famous for straining their hamstrings – frequently while they are in full stride. If you’ve had a strain you could expect to feel stiffness and tenderness, muscle spasms, weakness and/or the inability to move the joint without pain.

Sprains occur when we overstretch or tear the strong, elastic bands of tissue called ligaments that hold our bones together in their joints. Forcing a joint to go beyond its normal range of motion (when we turn an ankle, for example) could cause overstretching (mild sprain) or tearing (severe sprain). Your symptoms could include pain and swelling – possibly an inability to move the limb that got the injury.

Shin splints result from inflammation caused by repeated trauma. They occur in the front part of the tibia – the big bone in our lower leg. Beginner runners often experience shin splints when running on hard roads and sidewalks. Often the pain begins as a mild ache and then intensifies into a burning pain with every step.

How Should I Deal with My Knee and Hip Injuries?

Your number one job is to rest the afflicted joint. If you don’t, you risk being out of commission for months, not just days. Use cushions to elevate your injured leg or hip. You can use compression bandages and ice packs to keep the swelling and pain down. Apply the ice pack for 30 minutes at a time several times a day. Once your injury feels better, it’s likely safe to resume the jogging. But if your pain doesn’t go away, it’s time to check in with doctor or physical therapist!

If you’re in the Tampa, Saint Pete or Clearwater area and are suffering from a sports related injury or chronic arthritis in your knee joints or hips, our Palm Harbor, Florida Joint Pain Relief Program at Neurological Solutions can end the pain and restore your function. Neurologist Allan Spiegel, M.D. offers personalized assessments to see whether Physical Therapy or other successful treatments could be right for you. To schedule an appointment, call 727-787-7077.