TREATMENT

NERVE STIMULATOIN

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is the use of electric current produced by a device to stimulate the nerves for therapeutic purposes. TENS by definition covers the complete range of transcutaneously applied currents used for nerve excitation although the term is often used with a more restrictive intent, namely to describe the kind of pulses produced by portable stimulators used to treat pain. The unit is usually connected to the skin using two or more electrodes. A typical battery-operated TENS unit is able to modulate pulse width, frequency and intensity. Generally TENS is applied at high frequency (>50 Hz) with an intensity below motor contraction (sensory intensity) or low frequency (<10 Hz) with an intensity that produces motor contraction. The benefit of TENS for pain  

PERIPHERAL INFILTRATE NERVE BLOCK

The saphenous, superficial peroneal, and sural nerve blocks is gaining popularity not only for procedural anesthesia but also for treatment of chronic neuropathy pain. Recently, its use has been demonstrated to be an effective regional technique for non-systemic neuropathy pain.

While the saphenous, superficial peroneal, and sural nerves can be blocked above the knee, at the level of the knee, below the knee, or just above the malleolus, these nerve are commonly blocked at the ankle because of its predictable and superficial location. 

VASO-PNEUMATIC COMPRESSION

Vasopneumatic compression is used to reduce swelling and inflammation in the upper or lower extremities following surgery or other injury.  Typically, a boot or sleeve is used to cover the injured limb.  The boot or sleeve is then filled with air by a small compressor thus causing compression of the limb.  Compression is maintained a set period of time and then released.
For many years, physicians and therapist have applied a physical therapy process known as vestibular rehabilitation to improve balance function. The Korebalance device is an essential component of any rehabilitation program and delivers a higher quality of therapy due to the ability to adjust difficulty levels and tasks over time. The Korebalance suite of products goes beyond the doctor's office and into the gym or home where patients can continue therapy and improve at a quicker rate and return to ideal balance function.
However, the Korebalance advantage is not limited to those with balance disorders. Korebalance products include gym and home models designed to improve balance function in those without impairments. This type of training allows individuals to work out harder and more effectively and improves athletic performance for all levels of athletes from amateur to professional.

BALANCE THERAPY

Korebalance is the only company the provides a suite of products useful in initial rehabilitation, maintenance therapy, and in balance normal individuals seeking better athletic performance and better workouts. 

PAIN CREAM

One of the more difficult and uncomfortable types of pain comes from nerve pain (called Neuropathic pain or Neuropathies). Whether the pain comes from diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, chemotherapy, or a host of other causes, this searing, burning, electric shock kind of pain can leave you miserable. Unfortunately, most physicians are still not trained in treating nerve pain, and give anti-inflammatory medications like Motrin (which are not effective) or narcotics, which are modestly effective.

The good news is that NERVE PAIN IS VERY TREATABLE. Many studies have shown that using nutritional support with lipoic acid 300 mg 2x day, Acetyl L-Carnitine 500-1,500 mg 2x day, Inositol (500-1,000 mg a day), and Vitamins B6 (50-100 mg a day) and B12 (500-5,000 mcg a day—both B vitamins and Inositol are in the Energy Revitalization System vitamin powder) can actually help heal the nerves and decrease or eliminate the pain. Nerves take time to heal, so natural remedies need to be taken for 3-12 months. In the interim, Holistic Pharmacies can make powerful creams combining multiple medications effective against nerve pain (available by prescription from ITC Pharmacy 303-663-4224). These are rubbed over the painful areas, and can be very effective after 1-2 weeks of use. Being rubbed on the skin though, the total dose to the rest of your body is very low, making it largely side effect free! Other medications can also be VERY effective.