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Dr. Huffman's 4-POINT KNEE THERAPY PROGRAM…

 

<<<--- IMPORTANT: Register in the Free Consult box on the left side of this page. You will receive a FREE phone consult with Dr. Huffman to get questions answered in regards to your knee pain. You will also receive your initial examination with Dr. Huffman for $47! You can also call our office directly to schedule at 763-398-7770!

 

It does not matter if you have "bone-on-bone" knee degeneration, a failed surgery or a history of repetitive knee trauma, there is reason for hope! We want to help you get rid of this knee pain once and for all! Take the time to read this page and learn about how our treatment is different than any other you have tried.

 

If you are suffering from chronic knee pain it is critical to assess nerve function in your legs. Many cases of chronic knee pain and arthritis are driven by nerves that are dying in your legs. One of the KEY differences in our approach to eliminating your knee pain is that we stimulate the nerves that 

are called large diameter afferents (LDAs)!   LDAs prevent or inhibit pain by firing in to an area in the spinal cord known as Laminae II.  These LDAs also are critical in stablizing the knee joint when you are walking, running or squatting. If they are not working it leads to additional wear and tear in the knees.

 

In addition to healing damaged nerves, we also have to remove scar tissue adhesions in the muscles that support the knee (popliteus, adductors, tensor fascia late, and psoas).  These adhesions form over the course of one’s lifetime as a result of minor traumas (falls, bumps, bruises, etc.) This scar tissue creates instability in the knee and can lead to chronic inflammation and swelling in the joint! 

 

NOTE: In addition to evaluating the nerves and breaking down old scar tissue, we have to support healing of the knee through using our grounbreaking therapies discussed below!

Here are explanations of some of the primary therapies that we will be doing in the office to relieve your knee pain and swelling.  You will notice that we mention the price of each machine... this is because there are many cheap “knock-offs” of these machines out there. We want you to know that we only use the “real-deal" in our office:

 

POINT #1: The M6 Robotic Laser (www.celasers.com):

The M6 laser is THE DEEPEST tissue penetrating laser available on the market!  It is a $60,000.00 laser and it is a revolutionary break-through in laser therapy!

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              It supports knee pain reduction through these mechanisms…

             A. Accelerated cell reproduction and growth.M6Laser

B: Faster healing: The laser stimulates fibroblast development (these are building blocks) in damaged tissue.  This can help in the reduction of recovery time.

C: Increased metabolic activity: Helps the body increase output of specific enzymes that increase oxygen delivery to damaged tissues.

D: Reduces fibrous tissue formation: The laser reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from sprains, tears, cuts, scratches, burns, or surgery.

F: Anti-inflammatory action: The laser reduces swelling caused by inflammation in the joint to give improved joint mobility. This is very important in relieving your knee pain.

G: Increased vascular function and nerve activity: The laser stimulates lymphatic flow and blood circulation to allow the affected tissue to have the best possible circulation.  It may also help stimulate nerve function.  

If you have arthritis resulting in nerve dysfunction, it can result in “dead” limbs or numb areas. Laser therapy can speed up the process of nerve cell reconnection to bring the numb areas back to life.  

H: The laser also increases the amplitude of action potentials to optimize muscle action.

 

POINT #2: Hako-Med Therapy (www.electromedicine.com):  The most advanced electrotherapy on the market today!  The Hako-Med is a $25,000 machine! 

 

Hakomed         What is Electromedicine and Horizontal Therapy?

We have just incorporated a new therapy, known as Horizontal Therapy. This machine (ProElec DT 2000) has been a breakthrough in electromedicine, combining all known forms of electromedical therapy.  It is the mostsophisticated form of electrotherapy available.

 

A German company, Hako-Med, engineered and manufactured this advanced unitto create a unique electrotherapy treatment concept called Horizontal Therapy.  The field of electromedicine has evolved over the years and provided us with electrical muscle stimulation, TENS therapy, microcurrent, and interferential therapy.  Each of these methods of electrotherapy has a particular role in treating a variety of conditions, 

but none of them approach the therapeutic effects which are combined in the PRO ElecDT 2000 with Horizontal Therapy.

 

Communication between cells takes place in two ways: bioelectricallyand biochemically.  Whether the cells are in bone, muscle, ligament or nerve tissue, communication occurs via electrical currents and chemical messengers.  When cellular communication is impaired, pain and disease occur, so that the normal functional state is lost.  This causes a further breakdown in cellular communication.

Up until now, either the bioelectrical or the biochemical communication could be enhanced with electrotherapy at one time, but, not both at once.  

 

With Horizontal Therapy, both bioelectrical and biochemical components can be treated all in one treatment session.  By holding the bioelectric intensity constant while changing the frequency, Horizontal Therapy can have a broad spectrum physiologic effect. 

 

What Types of Conditions are Successfully Addressed with Horizontal Therapy?

Pain conditions such as joint degeneration, inflammation, arthritis, peripheral neuropathy, low back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, overuse injuries, headaches, muscle spasms, nerve pain, and many other conditions can be effectively treated with the horizontal therapy.  

 

At low frequencies in the bioelectric range, circulation, lymphatic flow, swelling, pain and muscle function can all be improved.  At higher frequencies in the biochemical range, circulation, lymphatic flow, swelling, pain, immune system function, muscle activation and metabolism are enhanced.

 

Is Horizontal Therapy Safe?

  

It should be noted that the bioelectrical currents that are used in the PRO ElecDT 2000 are entirely safe.  They have been rigorously tested and have surpassed all standards required for biomedical devices.  The current is painless and in most cases is not even felt.

 

POINT #3: RAPID RELEASE Therapy (RRT):  

 

Removing Scar Tissue Adhesions (a key component in relieving your knee pain)!!

 

Scar tissue forms in the body as a temporary patching mechanism for wounds caused by surgery, trauma or repetitive stress.  Scar tissue forms and connects tissue that is not normally connected. These abnormal connections are called adhesions.  Adhesions can spread, entrapping nerves, causing pain or numbness, and limiting range of motion.  Undiagnosed pain and restricted mobility are likely to be caused by these scar tissue adhesions.  

 

Scar Tissue Therapy:

Rapid Release Therapy targets painful adhesions using resonance. RRT has determined the optimum frequency for maximum effectiveness.  Our frequency also triggers the Tonic Vibration Reflex or TVR.  This frequency is well known to instantly relax muscle guarding, cramps and spasms.  RRT is unique in the above properties as it operates many times faster than other therapeutic devices, and it feels great too.  

 

Scar Tissue therapy is focused on relief of soft tissue problems caused by adhesions including:

 Knee Pain (specifically the muscles that support the knee as stated above)

Carpal Tunnel

Syndrome Tendonosis

Muscle Spasms

Trapped Nerves

Range of Motion

Contractures, Neuromas

Back, Shoulder and Ankle Pain

Headaches, TMJ

Tennis Elbow

 

#4: PEMF: Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Field Therapy (www.youneedthepulse.com):

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There are over 10,000 research studies on PEMF (Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Therapy) on Pubmed.com.  (Go to pubmed.com and search PEMF).

 

What are some of the basic beneficial actions PEMFs will have in my body?


Increased Circulation

One of the most basic functions magnetic fields have in the body is to increase circulation. When a cell (such as a red blood cell) is injured or ill, it does not hold its ideal charge. This causes red cells to “stick” together, making circulation slow. When a magnetic field passes through the red cell, the membrane becomes properly charged, allowing the cell to repel itself and keep itself separate from other red cells, thereby increasing circulation. In addition, PEMFs increase various chemicals in the blood vessel walls that cause the blood vessels to dilate, improving the amount of blood flowing through the vessels and therefore increasing the amount of oxygen delivered to the tissues.

Poor circulation makes tissues unhealthy and prone to disease and breakdown. Improved circulation helps tissues get the nutrition and oxygen they need, while expelling the waste they produce. Good circulation helps with tissue healing and regeneration. The result of improved circulation is the reduction of swelling and the removal of bruising.

Enhanced Muscle Function

Muscle energy, needed for muscles to work, is developed through a process called Myosin Phosphorylation. Myosin is muscle, and phosphorylation is energy (ATP) production. Optimal energy allows muscles to work harder and longer, and recover more quickly from their work. Muscles that are contracted or in spasm are better able to relax, decreasing tension and reducing the pain caused by spasm.

Decreased Inflammation

Inflammation is a cascade of physiologic processes initiated by the body to repair cellular damage in tissues by increasing the blood flow to the damaged area and increasing the number of good inflammatory cells. The process of inflammation is generated and supported by the interaction of a number of immune cell types, with other cell types (like T cells) playing a regulatory role in the cascade effect. Inflammation is a necessary and beneficial process, but it often persists longer than necessary, resulting in chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is frequently a cause of chronic pain. PEMFs have been found to reduce chronic, damaging inflammation.  Inflammation can be initiated by many causes, and knowing the nature of the cause is important in designing therapeutic approaches.

T cells are a major regulator of the inflammatory cascade. In bacterial infections, early infiltration of the affected tissues by white blood cells is followed by the arrival of T cells, which kill bacteria. In this circumstance, eliminating of T cells can delay or stop healing. Conversely, in trauma-induced injury, T cells are less important to the healing process, and may be harmful if present for too long. In this case, elimination of T cells can minimize the unwanted effects of inflammation, accelerate healing, and reduce the risk of chronic inflammatory diseases. In chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, or tendinitis, T cells support the persistence of the disease state, and removing them would be favorable.

Research shows us that PEMFs can induce the appropriate death of aged, chronic T lymphocytes, by actions on T cell membranes and key enzymes in cells. For example, PEMFs affect ion flow through specific cell membrane channels (like those for sodium, potassium, and calcium), which positively affect these enzymes.

Stress Reduction

Stress is part of being human. Normal stress, called eustress, is necessary for survival. Too much stress is very harmful to the body, and accelerates aging. Stress is responsible for at least 65% of our illnesses, so stress reduction is necessary for all of us. Stress-reducing activities performed only now and then will allow too much stress-related damage to accumulate over time. Therefore, stress reduction must be a daily activity. Magnetic fields have many stress-reducing effects. Daily use of PEMFs help to wash away the negative effect natural stresses have on our bodies.

Bone Healing

Magnetic fields pass through the body – even the bones – as if the body wasn’t even there. PEMFs work to repair bones, whether they are damaged by surgery, injury, or disease, and have been found to improve bone regeneration such as occurs with osteoporosis and osteopenia, among other bone destroying conditions.

Blood Oxygenation

Just as a fire cannot burn without oxygen, our cells cannot produce heat and energy without oxygen. Our lungs extract oxygen from the air we breathe. It passes into our blood and is carried by arteries away from the heart and delivered to the rest of the body, including all the organs. PEMFs help with the process of extracting oxygen out of the air we breathe and help it to be transported into the circulation. The absorbed oxygen is then transported through the body to all the cells, where it is absorbed into the individual cells. In the cells, enzymes and other basic cell energy production processes use the oxygen for cell metabolism, the energy necessary to function properly. The metabolism of an organism determines which substances it will find nutritious and which it will find harmful. Proper blood-oxygen levels at the cell level (not just in the blood) allow this process to continue quickly and efficiently. After the oxygen exchange takes place, veins carry deoxygenated blood and metabolic waste products away from those same cells and back to the heart for recycling again.

 

We help a LOT of chronic pain patients in our office and if we accept you as a patient, it is because we sincerely feel that we can help you too!

 

Register in the box at the top left side of this page and receive a FREE phone consult with Dr. Huffman. You will also receive your in-depth knee pain examination with Dr. Huffman for $47! This exam will consist of a detailed case history and an examination of your muscles, joints, and nerves to determine the exact cause and severity of your knee problems.

 

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“I came in because of a sore knee. It was especially stiff and painful on waking. It interrupted my sleep, discouraged and depressed me on waking. I had to cut down on exercise, and even had to take the elevators instead of the stairs. Now, the PAIN HAS GONE AWAY! I sleep peacefully and wake up refreshed and able to walk normally. I’m using the stairs again and PLAYING TENNIS WITH ENJOYMENT!!”

Nancy M.

Playing Drums Again with NO PAIN

“My wrist was very sore and was in constant pain throughout the day. I’m a drummer so the ability to use my wrists without pain is very important. Playing gigs was difficult because I would be in so much pain. After being treated by Dr. Josh, my wrist is much better. I can play shows with little or no pain.

Graham P.

Better Balance

“My name is Carolyn Hampton, and I’ve been coming to Dr. Huffman for three months now, I think, and I came to him with shoulder and neck problems, and also really bad sinus problems, and my sinuses are cleared up completely. I’m a lot looser in my shoulders, my neck, and also my back. I have more balance thanks to Dr. Huffman.”

Carolyn H.

Sinus RELIEF

“I experienced sinus pain and pressure, and multiple sinus infections every year. I had sinus headaches almost every morning. I was grumpy, didn’t sleep well, and always felt run down. Since starting treatment with Dr. Huffman I haven’t had any sinus infections. Pain, sinus pressure, and headaches are mostly gone. It has been a total change in my health.”

Heather E.

A Very Gentle Approach

“I experienced lower back and shoulder pain off and on. It caused me to have less energy and slowed me down at times. Now I have more energy, pain in these areas is much more infrequent. Dr. Huffman’s approach is very gentle.”

Patricia T.

No More Knee BRACES

“My lower back and my two knees ached. I could turn my head (I thought) pretty good, back and forth. I had to wear a back (elastic) band and two knee (elastic) band things on both of my knees most days at work. My health now: Oh Boy! Great!! I have not worn my knee things for a couple of weeks, and I can turn my head way easier!!”

Candace P.

MIGRAINES GONE!!

“I had back and neck pain since I was 12 years old. In gymnastics I injured my neck and I was living with the pain for the past 14 years. About two years ago I started to get migraines, and that’s when I knew I needed help. At home and at work I would get a pinching, sharp pain in my neck and back. This caused me to be more stressed and at times more irritable. Since I started receiving Chiropractic care from Dr. Huffman MY HEADACHES HAVE COMPLETELY STOPPED!! I don’t have the neck and back pain either. My life has been less stressful and I know I am more pleasant to be around. Thank you for everything. I am very grateful!”

Kara B.

Sleeping and Breathing Better

“My nose was stuffed up and I had trouble breathing (especially at night). I can breathe better during the day, and I sleep through the night. Plus Dr. Josh helped my back so I can play sports better!”

-Jack T., 8 years old

Allergies and Asthma HELPED, and FREE OF MEDICINE

“Before, I constantly had cold, allergy, and asthma symptoms (postnasal drip, coughing spells at night, and red watery eyes). I took several prescribed medicines with little to no results. After seeing Dr. Huffman my symptoms have greatly reduced, and I have been able to stop taking all of my meds! I sleep a lot better at night!!”

Andrew G

Neuropathy Relief and I'm Feeling the Best I've Ever Felt!

"I decided to try this Neuropathy Program offered by Dr. Josh because I walk three miles a day and in the winter I was in constant fear of freezing a toe or my feet because I could not feel them.

I know this condition was steadily going downhill. Example: I had to go to the Doctor when I severely burned the bottom of one of my toes when I steeped on a hot coal and didn’t even know it.

Once I began the program, I was placed on a new diet. I regained so much energy, lost twenty pounds, lowered my blood pressure and most importantly I have 75% of feeling back in my feet.

I feel it is advantageous to have adjustments more frequently, which is also part of the program. I would strongly recommend this program for anyone with Neuropathy.

In terms of my overall health, this is the best I have ever felt."

Bob T.

Suffered from Hypothyroidism, Chronic Fatigue, Insomnia, and IBS for Years. Now I Have My Life Back!

Prior to starting this program with Dr. Huffman, I had problems with chronic fatigue, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, brain fog, memory problems, sleep problems and general pain for quite a few years. Medical doctors had diagnosed me with hypo-thyroid condition about fourteen ago and was given a prescription for synthroid medication.

I had seen a few different medical doctors complaining that I still did not feel well and that something else was wrong, the usual laboratory test were done by these doctors. I had even gone through the Mayo Clinic in Rochester about ten years ago, seeing different doctors over a three day period, but all their tests did not find any other problem.

I felt the medical doctors labeled me as a hypochondriac because of my chronic fatigue problem, so I stopped complaining to the medical community and decided to read books and try to diagnose and treat myself.

I tried different supplements and diets over the years but my problems persisted and gradually seemed to be getting worse.

Fortunately, I saw Dr. Huffman’s advertisement in the newspaper for people diagnosed with thyroid disorder that are still experiencing fatigue.

I called and attended one of Dr. Huffman’s seminars on thyroid disorders and it didn’t take long to realize I had possibly found help for my chronic fatigue problem along with the other symptoms I was experiencing.

I’ve been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease and I’ve been on a nutritional and dietary program prescribed by Dr. Huffman for me based on my needs. I’ve also been receiving neurological treatment with Dr. Huffman and have had a GREAT improvement in how I feel and think. I’m finally getting my life back.

I am so grateful to Dr. Huffman and staff for all the wonderful help and support they have all given."

Mary H.

I HAD Migraines for 40 YEARS!

“I am 80 Years old and have had severe migraines 2-3 times per week for the last 40 years of my life. Those years were miserable and full of pain. I didn’t want to go anywhere, make plans, go to family gatherings or trips, because the migraines made me so sick. I also had many side effects from the pills I had to take. I had little relief. The doctors tried everything, but there was nothing they could do for me. Since the last week of December when I started to get adjusted 2x per week, I have had only one migraine on the 3rd week. Other than that I have been totally migraine free!! Now I only have an occasional mild headache. It’s truly a miracle!! I wish I had met Dr. Huffman years ago. I tell everybody what he has done for me!”

Elfriede T.

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