There is a Solution for Chronic Pain!
HOW DO WE TREAT IT?
Here at Vance Medical, we see our patients overcoming pain, not just managing it through endless prescriptions. For those who have an unhealed injury, we have several therapies which can help repair the tissue even after years of discomfort! We also have alternative therapies that work amazingly well when an autoimmune disorder is causing pain. These therapies restore the natural order without ruining your immune system, kidneys or liver. Please continue to read on below to discover our very effective Pain Elimination Protocol, what we call PEP.
1. NEURAL REFLEX THERAPY
This gentle, manual therapy invokes a nerve reflex in order to have a soothing effect on pain and other conditions. Very light touch is applied to a tender area with the pressure being held for 20-30 seconds. Pain relief is usually instant for each area, and several areas may need to be done with each treatment session. Neural Reflex Therapy is effective by the use of several different mechanisms: some calm muscles instantly, others use acupuncture points and meridians; some stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, and others relax various nerve centers in the body. In addition to relieving physical pain, this technique has also been effective in helping treat anxiety, PTSD, emotional trauma, and more.
2. NEURAL THERAPY
This treatment uses local anesthetics to numb inflamed nerves where the patient is experiencing pain; similar to rebooting a faulty computer, when the nerves come back “online” they should function normally. Resetting the nerves can allow the smooth muscle cells in the blood vessels to relax, increasing blood flow and assisting with healing.
Invented in the 1920’s, it was found that repeated injections into painful areas may in time bring about a permanent resolution of pain. Dr. Vance has found this treatment particularly useful in calming abdominal discomfort, helping with anxiety and post-traumatic stress, soothing radiating pain and for easing some of the neural symptoms of Lyme or Lyme-like illnesses.
Alternatively, injecting the anesthetic into scars may also bring about incredible results for many conditions. Scars may interrupt the electrical signals that travel through the skin and resetting with local anesthetic can restore the normal electrical flow and allow healing to take place.
3. NEURAL PROLOTHERAPY
This treatment, also known as Lyftogt’s Perineural Injection Treatment, uses low concentrations of dextrose in tiny injections around nerve fibers that lay just barely under the skin. The dextrose can quickly calm these fibers that transmit pain, seeming to stop pain in its tracks without actually numbing anything. With the nerve fibers calmed down, the area may restore a more normal blood flow and foster increased healing. Commonly, people experience a considerable amount of pain relief and have better range of motion in areas that have not had mobility in a long time.
4. PROLOZONE THERAPY
This treatment is a form of non-surgical ligament and joint repair that may be a permanent treatment for many forms of pain. This involves injecting a blend of anti-inflammatory medications, vitamins, oxygen and very low doses of ozone gas into the soft tissues, ligaments, and tendons. These injections may help to heal damaged or weakened connective tissue in and around joints. By repairing the connective tissue, chronic pain may be permanently reversed.
Injections of oxygen and very low doses of ozone cause increased oxygenation and nutrients to weak areas, stimulating the tissue to repair itself. The response to treatment varies from one patient to another and depends on the type and severity of the injury being treated. The injection process is repeated every 1-2 weeks until maximum improvements are noted. Using Prolozone Therapy, there is a 60-80% chance that patients can become permanently pain free, even in severe cases where pain has been present for years.
Ozone is a naturally occurring, highly reactive molecule consisting of three atoms of oxygen. Because ozone is so reactive, it is able to stimulate fibroblastic and chrondroblastic activity. This high level reactivity, combined with the innate safety of oxygen, makes ozone the ideal therapeutic molecule.
5. PEMF (PULSED ELECTRO-MAGNETIC FIELD)
Pulsed Electromagnetic Frequency therapy has been shown to boost circulation and oxygenation, effectively reducing pain and inflammation and aiding healing, recovery, and performance enhancement. While many other clinics employ PEMF therapy in their practices, the majority of these are low- intensity. Vance Medical uses higher intensity PEMF which aids the body in fast and more complete recovery on the cellular level.
The ERT is a PEMF machine that is built in accordance with Nikola Tesla’s design offering a cleaner, more subtle wave that harmonizes with the body for faster results. What sets ERT apart from other PEMF machines is that the ERT also emits healing frequencies that synergistically combine with the electromagnetic pulse to do a great deal more to help the body heal.
For each session, we adjust the machine’s setting to the patient’s comfort level. At lower power, the patient may not feel much of a sensation, but at the higher levels they may feel gentle muscle contractions.
Naltrexone is a medicine that historically has been used for the treatment of addictions. The medication blocks receptors and stops the effects of addictive substances on the body. A researcher, Dr. Bihari, found that using the lowest dose of naltrexone had other benefits such as keeping patients with infectious diseases from getting ill. Today these low doses of naltrexone are used to treat various types of unresolved pain such as fibromyalgia, chronic widespread pain, fatigue, and tenderness, and in essence, operate as an anti-inflammatory agent in the central nervous system.
HOW LDN WORKS
At the regular dose, naltrexone blocks the opioid receptors in the body for a full 24 hours. At a very low dose, it blocks them for only 2-4 hours, during which time the body makes more endorphins. When the naltrexone wears off, this new, larger supply of endorphins is available to help cut down on chronic pain. Endorphins also help modulate the immune system, allowing your body to better fight illnesses such as infections or diseases.
SOME CONDITIONS TREATED
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/RSD
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Long Covid
- Crohn’s disease
- And more
DISPENSING OF MEDICATION
Because LDN is a lower dose of a standard medication, it requires a prescription from your physician and is formulated at a compounding pharmacy. Each patient has their own particular dose that works best for them; the pharmacist and medical provider will work with you to determine your specific needs and dose.
DOSING AND SIDE EFFECTS
LDN is usually taken at night time just before going to bed, however, occasionally patients take it in the morning. Most people tolerate the medication very well with the only common side effects being:
* Decreased sleep for the first couple of nights. After this, patients often sleep better than they’ve slept in years.
* Vivid dreams but not nightmares. These may or may not go away after a while, but are typically not a concern to patients.