I’ll Just Have To Have The Surgery…..

I have heard this everyday for the past 34 years from patients. “Doc, you are my last resort before I have the surgery on my __________.” You can fill in the blank. The problem here is that surgery for many folks is NOT a permanent fix for their problem. This is an enormous misconception. Of course there are times where surgery is a must, but for many it is not a guaranteed result. In fact many patients may end up worse then when they started. In particular, patients who have an operation for “pain” is oftentimes disastrous. Pain is a multifaceted problem that generally cannot be “removed” with a scalpel.

Each and every year, thousands of patients with #osteoarthritis have #arthroscopic #knee operations. Unfortunately, it is not more effective than placebo surgery. Studies show it may not be worth having this surgery performed. Practice guidelines issued by experts show that the danger may outweigh the reward. These guidelines make a “strong recommendation against the use of arthroscopy in nearly all patients with degenerative knee disease.”

A common surgery is for #shoulder-impingement syndrome. In this case arthroscopic surgery is frequently recommended. However, in a 2018 research study, it was found that the surgery worked no better than “sham” surgery. In a two year follow-up with the same patients, they found the sham surgery had similar improvements as the real surgery.

Moving on the spine surgery a growing body of research concludes that spinal fusion and laminectomy for low back pain, #vertebroplasty for spinal compression fractures, and other surgeries for back pain have only modest advantages over non-surgical treatment. So if good outcomes can be a hit or a miss, why do people believe that surgery is the answer?

So what is the answer if surgery is not? Well, when it comes to treating pain, as mentioned earlier, treatment is generally multifaceted. It can include many types of treatments such as #MLS Robotic Laser, acupuncture, #prolozone injections, physical therapy, various medications, #stem-cell, #PRP, #exosomes, etc. You owe it to yourself to consider ALL non-surgical options prior to considering any surgery. You should consult with many health care practitioners for opinions. There are always new breakthroughs in pain treatment. Please do not be misled into thinking surgery is a definitive treatment for pain.

For more information pain treatment, #CBD, #ozone, #acupuncture, #nutrition and integrative medicine please contact the acupuncture and #integrative-medicine practice of Dr. Scott Denny with practice locations in Davie and Pompano Beach, Florida. Please also visit http://www.dennyhealth.com to complete your complimentary health analysis and receive a copy of Dr. Denny’s free eBook.

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Regenerative Medicine Advancements

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a medical conference on regenerative medicine last week. We will be offering these new services for orthopedic conditions as well as aesthetic and wellness applications. In addition to stem-cell treatment, there are advances in the regenerative medicine which enhance the results beyond the typical stem cell injections. For example, with new protocols knee pain patients are experiencing upwards of 90% improvement.

For more information about ozone, acupuncture, nutrition and integrative medicine please contact the acupuncture and integrative-medicine practice of Dr. Scott Denny with practice locations in Davie and Pompano Beach, Florida. Please also visit http://www.dennyhealth.com to complete your complimentary health analysis and receive a copy of Dr. Denny’s free eBook.

An Investigation Into The Efficacy Of Ozone In Knee Arthritis

Prolozone is derived from the word ozone and the Latin word “proli” which means to regenerate or re-build. It literally means re-building tissues with ozone and is routinely performed in my practice.

This study reviewed the research looking into the use of ozone injections with patients with mild to moderate knee arthritis. The researchers concluded that, “ozone could be recommended as an efficient non-surgical treatment, durable for at least 3–6 months, in mild or moderate knee OA management.”

In summary, Prolozone is a non-surgical injection based treatment that in many cases resolves or improves chronic knee pain with arthritis. Further anecdotal evidence suggests that ozone can regenerate damaged tissues.

For more information about ozone, acupuncture, nutrition and integrative medicine please contact the acupuncture and integrative-medicine practice of Dr. Scott Denny with practice locations in Davie and Pompano Beach, Florida. Please also visit http://www.dennyhealth.com to complete your complimentary health analysis and receive a copy of Dr. Denny’s free eBook.

Link to the research:

https://www.dovepress.com/an–investigation-into-the–efficacy-of-intra-articular-ozone-o2-o3-i-peer-reviewed-article-JPR

Common Painkiller Is Causing Many Heart Attacks: Mercola.com

As if it isn’t bad enough that we have created legions of narcotic addicts who oftentimes don’t even remember how they got addicted to opioid medications in the first place, now further research shows that non-steroidal pain medications can increase the risk of heart attack. So, if they won’t burn a hole in your belly- they might kill you instead. In our practice we use natural herbal medicines to reduce pain and inflammation, in addition we use natural treatments which stimulate healing with great results. Here is a brief intro to the article:

“Nearly 25 million American adults suffer from pain on a daily basis and 23 million report experiencing severe pain. In fact, pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined and is cited as the most common reason Americans access health care.

Pain is a major contributor to health care costs and a leading cause of disability. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates at least half adult population in the world experienced at least one headache in the past year.

In an effort to alleviate pain, many turn to using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs)often prescribed after an injury, to treat menstrual cramps and to reduce fever or headache. In the U.S., nearly 70 million prescriptions are written and 30 billion doses are consumed when over-the-counter (OTC) NSAIDs are included.

Although they may appear innocuous as they are sold in local convenience stores, by conservative estimates, over 105,000 people are hospitalized every year from side effects of these drugs and over 16,000 died. Long-term side effects from NSAIDs are varied, but research demonstrates short-term use significantly increases your risk of heart attack.”

Click here for the link to the entire article.

For more information about acupuncture, nutrition and integrative medicine please contact the acupuncture and integrative-medicine practice of Dr. Scott Denny with practice locations in Davie and Pompano Beach, Florida. Please also visit www.dennyhealth.com to complete your complimentary health analysis and receive a copy of Dr. Denny’s free eBook.

 

 

 

Local Ozone Injections Show Efficacy, Safety In Small Plantar Fasciitis Pain Study: Pain Medicine News

Vancouver, British Columbia—Although corticosteroid injections have been shown to offer rapid short-term benefits in patients with chronic plantar fasciitis, a team of Iranian researchers may have discovered a more effective approach. Their new study concluded that local ozone injection leads to a slow, prolonged analgesia effect in these people, resulting in a more durable treatment effect.

“Recently, ozone injections have been introduced for degenerative and inflammatory musculoskeletal disease, and there are no reported allergic side effects or destructive adverse effects on tendons or cartilage,” said Arash Babaei-Ghazani, MD, an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Iran University of Medical Sciences, in Tehran.

“Ozone injections have also been shown to be effective in cervical and lumbar spine pathologies,” Dr. Babaei-Ghazani continued. “Therefore, we wanted to know if ozone is beneficial for other musculoskeletal problems, such as plantar fasciitis.”

To read the entire article click here.

We have had amazing results with ozone treatments for a variety of health conditions including musculoskeletal conditions and viral conditions such as herpes and hepatitis. For more information about acupuncture, nutrition and integrative medicine please contact the acupuncture and integrative-medicine practice of Dr. Scott Denny with practice locations in Davie and Pompano Beach, Florida. Please also visit www.dennyhealth.com to complete your complimentary health analysis and receive a copy of Dr. Denny’s free eBook.

 

My Heart is Racing! Should I Be Concerned? Metagenics Institute

“You’re sitting in a relaxing chair at the bookstore with no acute stress or problems, when out of the blue your heart begins to race, flutter, and skip-beats. This is not the first time this has happened and you wonder if you might be experiencing a medical emergency. Should you be concerned and call 911, or simply ignore the strange fluttering feelings and continue reading? The answer, as is often the case in medicine: “It depends”. Most likely, though, you are experiencing a common occurrence known as a heart-palpitation.

Heart palpitations can be felt not just in the chest, but often in the throat and neck as well. They may occur during times of activity or while at rest. When experienced for the first time, the flipping and fluttering feeling can be uncomfortable and frightening. However, not all episodes of heart palpitations are dangerous; therefore differentiating those requiring medical intervention from harmless episodes is important….”

Here is a link to the rest of the article: https://www.metagenicsinstitute.com/blogs/heart-racing-concerned/

For more information about acupuncture, nutrition and integrative medicine please contact the acupuncture and integrative-medicine practice of Dr. Scott Denny with practice locations in Davie and Pompano Beach, Florida. Please also visit www.dennyhealth.com to complete your complimentary health analysis and receive a copy of Dr. Denny’s free eBook.

How to Win the War on Cancer: NutritionFacts.org

“If you look at the contribution of cancer-killing chemo to five-year survival in cancer patients, it’s on the order of only about 2%. Now, there’s some pediatric cancers we’ve gotten good at treating, and testicular cancer and Hodgkin’s disease are exceptions, but if you look at our most common cancers—colon, lung, breast, and prostate—the success rate is only about 1%. Meaning like, out of nearly 14,000 colon cancer patients, only 146 lived out five years thanks to chemotherapy. So, the chance of survival benefit is like one in a hundred, but doctors don’t tell patients that. “…[N]ew chemotherapy drug[s are] promoted as…major breakthrough[s], only to be later [quietly] rejected.” “The minimal impact on survival in the more common cancers conflicts with the perceptions of many patients who feel they are receiving a treatment that will significantly enhance their chances of cure.”

This is very scary indeed. I have many patients who opt-out of chemotherapy after pressing for statistical info on the effective rate of cure of chemotherapy. There are many things that our practice offers to help patients along with their cancer care.  

For more information about acupuncture, nutrition and integrative pain management, please contact the acupuncture and #integrative-medicine practice of Dr. Scott Denny with practice locations in Davie and Pompano Beach, Florida. Please also visit www.dennyhealth.com to complete your complimentary health analysis and receive a copy of Dr. Denny’s free eBook.

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-to-win-the-war-on-cancer/