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Combined Techniques for Relief of Pain
Dr. Kosmides does not claim to treat chronic pain and other neurological symptoms. Rather, on the premise that it is a condition of the cervical spine can cause an uncontrolled firing of the nervous system.
The goal of this technique is to reduce the CSF pressure and/or meningeal irritation and create r de-compression this causes the symptoms of neurologic disorders and pain.
The miss-firing of the nervous system does not always come from the same misalignment in the spine in every person. This results differently from individual to individual, who understandably must be treated accordingly.
This procedure involves relieving the meningeal compression. It is a series of techniques & treatments that are applied at the appropriate times. Some of these are modifications of standard techniques and some we have developed as a combination.
Our objective is to free up the neurological structures that are being "pressured" upon, thus allowing the brain and spinal cord to return to normal function. In most cases, there is little or no pain associated with this procedure. Where there has been severe trauma and many years in which to develop arthritis in the neck, the treatments may take days or weeks to bring relief.
The length of treatment for most people is generally two or three times per week over a period of eight to ten weeks (eight weeks usually works the best and is the standard for most patients), the treatment schedule often needs personal customization to meet individual conditions. The longer time period we used at first has been refined and shortened by using a more intensive treatment schedule of two or three treatments a day.
This is simply because it is in the nature of chronic pain syndromes, fibromyalgia being just one. The mechanisms for the vertebrae to quickly return to the abnormal state where it has been for so long. And so it becomes of the utmost importance to hold the correction completely in place while the affected ligaments adjust and the body attempts to maintain this new position.
We have found that the longer the condition is present and the more severe the condition, the more intense the treatment needs to be.
Do's and Don'ts During and After Treatment
- Do not extend the head for more than a second or two.
- Do sleep with the head in about the same position as when you are standing.
- Do not sleep on your stomach.
- Do use a small pillow to support the head while lying on your back, but do not allow it to push against your neck. The pillow should go from your upper back to your head.
- Do, while lying on your side, put a pillow under your head, letting it support your neck, so your head is straight with your spine.
- Do not participate in activities that cause bouncing or jarring of the head for at least six months after treatment. We are trying to get the neck to stay in place. This condition is not like other neck problems and does not respond the same. It has been out of place for quite some time in most cases and will need all of the help it can get to stay there.
- Do not exercise other than walking during the first two months of treatment. Walk often but do not push yourself during this time. After the first month consult with your treating doctor concerning exercise. When you go home, the first six months are critical to help stabilization. Therefore the same rules apply. An exercise bike is good, or a bike that allows you to sit upright, or something that does not cause you to have to look up.
New procedure offers hope for "horrible, constant pain" of fibromyalgia
As many as 19 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia, a little-understood disorder that causes chronic, widespread pain and hypersensitivity to pressure. Its effects also go far beyond pain, to symptoms including fatigue, sleeplessness, difficulty in concentration, bowel and bladder problems and many others. For many, fibromyalgia syndrome can be debilitating.
In a recent survey, 44 percent of sufferers described their pain symptoms as "horrible pain", "constant pain", "jabbing", "unbearable" and more.
Researchers estimate that fibromyalgia affects up to 7 percent of the population, with nine out of ten sufferers being women.
Many spend considerable time seeking solutions for their "mystery" illness before being diagnosed, as doctors rule out better-known conditions. And even a diagnosis of fibromyalgia does not bring answers. Medical science does not know what causes the syndrome or how to cure it.
Since the cause is unknown, there is no generally accepted treatment for fibromyalgia itself. Instead, doctors focus on relieving the symptoms through a variety of medications, therapies and lifestyle changes.
Approaching fibromyalgia symptoms from the view of meningeal compression, our team has created the Neurologic Relief Center Technique™ to relieve the symptoms. Many of the symptoms of fibromyalgia, of course, may be caused by other medical conditions; to ensure that the NRC approach will be effective for the patient, the team has created a free, non-invasive test, which often brings temporary, immediate relief to patients, and indicates whether long-term therapy will be of benefit.
Not convinced... But want to know more?
Dr. George Kosmides is giving a free research-based seminar to show you how to successfully manage these conditions without drugs. This seminar will help you understand the neurological and physiological causes of these pain conditions. The workshop emphasizes the true cause of Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions, why it is commonly misdiagnosed and why traditional medical treatment often fails. Participants will have a better understanding of why they suffer from Fibromyalgia and will be offered long-term, non-surgical and drug-free solutions.
Contact us for the next seminar date and time.
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Hilo, Hawaii 96720
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