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Ask The Experts: Low-Level Laser Therapy Technology

Low-Level Laser Therapy Technology uses the special ML830 laser to pinpoint pain and get rid of it fast. Dr. Ryan Whelton discusses this laser and its effectiveness.What is the ML830 laser and how does it work? LLLT is used for soft tissue trauma injuries. This...

What Is Chemotherapy?

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Chemotherapy is a treatment that is often misperceived to be a cancer cure.What is chemotherapy? Chemotherapy is designed to kill quickly reproducing cells in the body, most commonly cancer cells, by using highly potent chemicals. The chemicals used will vary based upon the type of...

Peripheral Neuropathies: Lupus

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Lupus is often associated with a "butterfly rash" on the face. Its affects, however, are far from being as harmless as its namesake.Nearly half of all patients afflicted with Lupus will form a malar rash on their cheeks and nose. It is usually called...

Peripheral Neuropathies: Friedreich’s Ataxia

Friedreich's ataxia, a genetic condition, disables its patients without a cure.Usually, the condition develops to the point of being noticeable in childhood or the teen years; but in rare cases, it could potentially go unnoticed for decades, and hit hard later in life. It...

St. Jude’s Electronic Device Effectively Treats Chronic Migraines

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A small, implanted device holds the power to reduce the intensity and frequency of migraines for many European patientsSt. Jude's Medical has been hard at work trying to get their revolutionary new device approved all over the world. The device is a small, electronic...

Eating Your Way Toward Pain Relief

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When Chronic Pain is pestering you, flavor up your foods with these natural pain relieving spices.One thing is certain: Pain is no fun. Many conditions require a doctor's care over a long period of time, and others come on more suddenly and acutely. Regardless...

ReCell Device Repairs Burn Victim’s Skin

Advances in skin regeneration technology allow doctors to use a patient's own skin cells to repair burns, scars, and blemishesIt is no surprise that few Americans have heard of the ReCell device. The FDA tends to take longer to approve new technologies and medicines...

Technological Advances in Ankle Replacement Surgery

Hip and knee replacements total over three quarters of a million annually, but until now, ankle surgeries were rarely performed. Replacement techniques have changed dramatically in recent years and have given doctors new ways to repair painful, bone related conditions. While arthritis, bone fractures,...

Innovative Exo-Skeleton Gives Paraplegics A Chance To Walk Again

Paraplegics will soon have the ability to rise out of their wheelchairs and walk among the rest of us.With decades of research finally paying off, scientists have finally created a way for paraplegics to walk again. Trials have been commencing for the last few...

Peripheral Neuropathies: Celiac Disease

Celiac disease could seem like a death sentence with a diet free of gluten. But with so many gluten-free products on the market today, the road to recovery is just ahead.Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that causes a sensitivity to gluten. It is...

Peripheral Neuropathies: Modern-Day Leprosy

Once a social stigma that caused patients to be ostracized and banished to their own communities, leprosy is now a treatable condition with a good chance of recovery.Leprosy is a neuropathic disease that is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium Leprae. The skin is usually...

Household Chemicals Leads To Rising Breast Cancer Rates

Chemicals in everyday household products are adding to an already high percentage of breast cancer in women.A new study suggests that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives, a number that is expected to grow. Many household...