From a handheld device to alleviate pain to a stitch-free fix for lower backaches, see how you could benefit from the latest medical advancements! Then, it’s bizarre in the E.R. — hear unbelievable stories of emergency medicine. Plus, a cost-effective way to reduce the signs of aging and more!
Stitch-Free Procedure for Spinal Stenosis
In October 2012, Donna, 58, began experiencing pain in her lower back that radiated down her leg and into her foot. "The pain was, at times, stabbing; other times, throbbing," she says.
A nerve density test and MRI revealed that she had developed spinal stenosis — a condition that causes chronic pain, numbness, muscle weakness and cramping, and can lead to problems with bladder and bowel function. Donna's doctors informed her that she needed to stay on pain medications and muscle relaxers or undergo an invasive back surgery to treat her condition. However, she was not able to dedicate the time it would take to recover from surgery. "I have other responsibilities besides myself. I have a dad who is 87 years old; I have a husband who has medical issues, and I need to be able to be there for them," she says.
Donna decided to delay surgery and cope with her chronic pain, until she learned about a new less-invasive technique with a much shorter recovery period: the MILD procedure .
Pain Relief in the Palm of Your Hand?
Approximately 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Many pain sufferers elect surgical procedures, acupuncture, medications and even hypnosis to help alleviate their symptoms. One of the newest treatments for pain combines ancient Eastern medical philosophy with cutting-edge Western technology to help patients manage chronic pain conditions. The new handheld FDA-approved miHealth device can be used to treat a variety of aches and pains, ranging from sore shoulders and stiff necks to throbbing joints and menstrual cramps.
Traditional Chinese medicine views the human body as a complex network of energy and information fields, and optimal health is attained when these energy fields all function harmoniously. The miHealth device uses electric stimulation to reduce pain signals and improve the flow of energy in the body. By delivering mild electro impulses via the nervous system, the device targets cells that are energy-impaired and alerts the body to activate its self-healing process.
Board-certified periodontist Dr. Sanda Moldovan uses the device regularly to treat patients who suffer from temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) — a chronic inflammation of the jaw joint and surrounding facial muscles. See how the miHealth works!
Staying in Control
From a device to prevent drunk driving to a smart spoon that aids people with uncontrollable tremors, see the latest gadgets that aim to improve safety and quality of life.
Affordable Way to Fight Aging
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