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joint pain-back, hips, etc...only 32--recent-help?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 11, 2007
  • 04:48 AM

I've had some "sore spots" on my spine, in the upper thorathic region at certain joints in the last couple years, but recently, probably the last year or so, in more joint areas and with a pronounced soreness/sometimes stiffness that runs a pretty chronic course but does cycle. Also w/o any history of this whatsoever mind you, my ankles, my feet (the bottoms), and now my hips are sources of chronic joint soreness and pain. I'm getting along, but I'm feeling pretty "gimpy". I am only 32 and have never had any physical issues in the past that can point to what I'm experiencing... My doctor referred me to a back physical therapist when I last saw him, complaining about my back amongst the other things of course. I suggested the possiblity of a degenerative arthritic sort of condition which he quickly dismissed (particularily due to my age and clean family history, etc..) I 'm getting pretty nervous-I can't exercise as I'd like and this is so uncharacteristic of me (always been very active and bomb-proof) If anyone has some initial idea's, please do share them w/ me as I feel very much at a loss. Thnx..henry

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  • Did you have any xrays? They show arthritic changes.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • December 14, 2007
    • 11:11 AM
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  • Lyme disease can cause severe joint problems. find a lyme literate doc who will test using the Bowen or Igenex labs. Try acupuncture to help you with this pain. I would give it at least 4 treatments, but you should see a difference in your pain after just a couple of treatments. Acupuncture works! Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • December 14, 2007
    • 04:40 PM
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  • Excellent advice, accuann. I would follow her recommendations. And especially those specific labs, as traditional hospital testing is pretty poor.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 15, 2007
    • 01:48 AM
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  • Excellent advice, accuann. I would follow her recommendations. And especially those specific labs, as traditional hospital testing is pretty poor. Hi Ralph,I have a question for you, and don't know how to post a new thread on this site: I have a patient with fairly severe complications from Guillaume Barre. He had a severe case of this 2 years ago and spent 9 weeks in ICU, in a coma and nearly died. He is now in a wheelchair, with limited movement of his muscles and limbs, as the myelin sheath has pretty much been destroyed. He has hardly any pain, just atrophy and demylenation... I have never worked with such a patient, and it is challenging. He has reported some improvements with acupuncture (have treated him 3 times and am giving him Chinese herbs to dispel dampheat and promote Qi and Spleen and liver function). My question to you is this: Do you think the Systemic formulas would be helpful? Could I call the company and get advice on how best to treat this patient? Of course, I want to see him walk again, but know it is a long shot. I was looking at the website for these formulas and they seem excellent. Just thought I'd see if you had any insight on this. Thanks so much,DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • December 15, 2007
    • 03:32 AM
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  • Does your patient have MS? If your patient is deficient in myelin, I believe it is an autoimmune problem, with the immune system attacking the myelin sheaths that protect the nerves in the brain, thus causing nerve problems throughout the body. I also read somewhere that if the body is not producing enough cortisol, then the myelin production in the body will also suffer. I am not a doctor, but MS has recently been an interest to me, so I have read a fair bit on it, providing of course, that the information I have read is correct.
    mumzie 32 Replies
    • December 15, 2007
    • 05:58 AM
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  • acuann - I have a mild curveball for you. Suggest you call Dr. Dayoon Kim at Inno-Vita. Dr. Kim worked for Systemic for over ten years, I believe. In charge of product development and more. He peeled out and started Inno-Vita. He is brilliant and has developed formulas that are as or more effective than Systemic, IMO. Site is currently under construction. You may want to schedule some time to talk with him about your patient. If you do, tell him that Dr Gus or Ralph from OH suggested you call. His knowledge and application of it are extensive. His formulas are base on the Systemic philosophy, involving synergy and energy and how to apply those correctly. Anyway, can't say enough about him. 877-737-3411.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 15, 2007
    • 01:24 PM
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  • Mumzie,My patient has complications from Guillaume Barre, not MS. Although his current symptoms are closer to MS. You are right that the immune system is attacking itself, which is why I want to start him on some good supplements. Ralph,Thanks for all your info. I hope to call Dr. Kim this week. I am always happy to find new products that seem to make a difference. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • December 15, 2007
    • 05:37 PM
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  • Have you had a MRI? I am 35 and my back didn't hurt but my hip was so sore, I could hardly walk. Driving my car was agony, couldn't look over my shoulders to reverse and I basically crawled into my doc's office and they sent me for a MRI and I had two pinched nerves. I could barely go to the bathroom anymore because of pressure. It didn't happen at once and I would get better and then hurt for months until it got unbearable. It was definitely all right-sided though. Anyway, they did three sets of steroid blocks under general anesthesia in about five weeks and it helped so much. I got my life back. I definitely needed all three, though. I didn't have much relief after the first one.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 19, 2007
    • 01:34 PM
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