You CAN End Chronic Pain!

In pain?

No problem! Your doctor will prescribe an opioid- based pain killer, and you’ll be good to go… right?

That’s what the suburban mother, the grandparent, the young high school football player all thought… until their opioid addiction stole away their health and quality of life.

The trouble is that when you are in pain, you just want it to stop… to just go away. In fact, when you are in chronic, intense never-ending pain; the truth is that you will do just about anything to get some relief… respite from the overwhelming, consuming PAIN!

So, if simply swallowing a pill will make it go away (after all, it was prescribed by the doctor) then that’s what we do.

The complication is that this prescription answer to pain has led to a nation in crisis. The opioid crisis is startlingly real. And, it’s closer to home that you might want to think. It’s not just affecting “drug addicts.”

And, to further aggravate the problem, medical professionals continue to prescribe opioid pain medication at an unprecedented rate. Drug companies are pushing their opioid products harder than ever, knowing all the while there are serious safety concerns.

In fact, newly unsealed documents from a lawsuit brought by the state of Massachusetts alleged that Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, planned to branch into the market for opioid addiction overdose medicines while Continuing to aggressively market drugs with addictive opioids.

WHY?

There were internal Purdue documents discovered that stated: “Pain treatment and addiction are naturally linked.”

Even as they continue to push the use of opioids as the best solution for pain, they predict that sales of naloxone, (the overdose reversal drug) and buprenorphine, (used for opioid addiction) will increase exponentially.

But… there is some good news! There are alternatives to Big Pharma’s addictive “solutions.”

So, I’ve arranged for you to grab a front-row seat for FREE to watch the world premiere of PAIN REVEALED.

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Pain Revealed is bringing the most recent science to cure acute and even chronic pain. You’ll see the greatest advancements in the history of medicine that are sure to affect how you treat your pain from now on.

If you or someone you love is affected by chronic or acute pain, make sure you catch this one-of-a-kind documentary series.

It all starts on July 23rd, and you will want to catch the latest science, hear from the world’s leading experts and discover how to approach pain in a new way!

Sincerely,

Sarah

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Restless Leg Syndrome – Are you seeing the right doctor?

When most of us hear the word “Restless Leg Syndrome” we think of lying there at night trying to go to sleep with our leg or legs twitching involuntarily. Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, is believed to affect more than 10 million adults in the United States.While it may be primarily a twitch, it is also often described as an itchy sensation and even feeling like throbbing or bugs crawling on your legs. It makes sleep a near impossibility.

There is no one single test for RLS. General practitioners will usually refer the patient out to a variety of specialists. RLS may stem from a variety of causes including genetic issues and lack of iron. It has also been closely associated with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s.

The most common referrals made are:

  • Neurologists –Neurologists have special training in treating nervous disorders including peripheral neuropathy and Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Sleep specialists – Lack of sleep can be one of the most troublesome symptoms.
  • Pain specialists – When these sensations are more severe, patients may see a pain specialist in hopes of some assistance alleviating these sensations. This is usually accomplished through medications including: Dopaminergic agents, Benzodiazepines, Opiates, Anticonvulsant, Alpha2 agonists.

The one that is often overlooked and ironically the most likely is sending the RLS patient to consult with a Vein Specialist. Chronic venous insufficiency is often an underlying cause of this disorder. It has been estimated that more than 25% of the population suffers from some level of venous deficiency. Despite this it quite often goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed as other issues.

Studies show that proper vein treatment can help to relieve symptoms of restless leg syndrome. According to a study in the journal Phlebology, in patients with restless leg syndrome who presented venous insufficiency, 98% of patients found relief from restless legs syndrome symptoms by treating their venous insufficiency, and 80% had long-term lasting relief.

Before medicating a patient for symptoms of RLS – A Vein Specialist should always be consulted in order to rule out venous insufficiency first.

Dr. Magnant is the premier Vein Specialist in South West Florida. If you are experiencing symptoms of RLS or have had a diagnosis of RLS we invite you to give us a call at 239-694-VEIN (8346) or visit our website www.weknowveins.com.

Originally Published: http://www.sarasota-vein-specialists.com/2015/11/restless-leg-syndrome-are-you-seeing-the-right-doctor/