Article On Chronic Pain After Hernia Repair

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informationredThe hernia expert explains that, while the recent article outlines clinical solutions that have worked in certain cases, more must be done to develop new treatments for all patients suffering from post-surgical complications.

According to an article published July 9 by General Surgery News, much of the discussion that took place at the recent World Hernia Conference in Milan was centered around the issue of chronic pain in patients who have had an inguinal hernia repair. The article notes that there is no clear trend that points to a single method of hernia repair that would lead to a decrease in long-term chronic pain. While many specific studies and anecdotal pieces of evidence were presented at the conference , hernia specialist Dr. Shirin Towfigh of the Beverly Hills Hernia Center reminds that more research still needs to be done, particularly in the area of new hernia mesh solutions, in order to minimize hernia repair problems such as chronic pain or bleeding after hernia repair surgery.

Dr. Towfigh notes that part of the difficulty in determining which methods are more effective is due to the fact that different methods of repair are better suited to different patients. She specifically highlights the section in the article that discusses the need to identify which patient types would be more susceptible to mesh related complications. It is this two pronged approach of detecting which patient types will respond poorly to mesh, in addition to developing new mesh technologies, that is likely to best minimize future complications, she says.

The article highlights a case of a surgeon who specialized in the explanation of hernia mesh for patients whose mesh was causing them chronic pain after their surgery. Overall, patients experienced a decrease in chronic pain after mesh explanation, but still around one third of those patients only experienced minor relief or no relief at all.

Dr. Towfigh explains that she is currently working on a clinical trial with a new mesh technology which is completely resorbable, meaning that it is designed to safely break down and be absorbed into the body after its purpose is served. If successful, this new type of mesh has the potential to provide the same effect as a mesh explanation, but without the need for an additional surgery that could risk further complications.

As an expert surgeon and diagnostician of hernias in men and women, Dr. Shirin Towfigh aims to continually educate her patients and peers about new advances and methods in the treatment of hernias in all types of patients. Female hernia sufferers in particular know Dr. Towfigh as a top choice for whatever degree of hernia treatment they may need. Anyone interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Towfigh at the Beverly Hills Hernia Center can call them at 310-693-6096 or visit them online at http://www.beverlyhillsherniacenter.com.

Long Term Chiropractic Patients Have Higher Blood Levels Of DNA Repair Chemicals

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By Dr. Kevin Kita

dnaThe February 18, 2005 issue of the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research finds that patients under long-term chiropractic care have higher levels of the blood chemicals associated with effective DNA repair and overall wellness.

The test was a retrospective analysis of 46 patients, all over the age of 40 who had been under short- term chiropractic care for 8-52 weeks or long term wellness care for 52-312 weeks. Researchers assessed the levels of serum thiols, blood factors that have been found to help the body repair the damaging effects stress has on the structure of DNA. Serum thiols are measured in terms of nM cysteine.

The authors found that non-chiropractic treated patients in the control group had serum thiol levels of 124 nM cysteine. Patients with active disease processes going on generally had levels below 90 compared to patients under long-term chiropractic care who had values of 146.

In their conclusion, the authors say, “some final observations should be noted. The results clearly support the recommendations being made for wellness care by chiropractors. In addition, it should be stated that these results occurred under normal practice conditions and indicate what most chiropractors are likely achieving when performing long-term care. Also, it refutes earlier that five to seven years of care was necessary to optimize human health status, as indicated by serum thiol levels. Our sampling indicates that this can occur in a time frame approximately half that period. Finally, there is no doubt that chiropractic care was the dominant factor in being able to realize thiol values that in some cases have not been seen in nutriceutical testing, the only other intervention shown to improve thiol values.”

Long term chiropractic patients have higher blood levels of DNA repair chemicals.

(2005). In Touch, 9,1.

– Dr. Kevin Kita, Chiropractor, Author, International Speaker, and Radio Host.

Dr. Kita is well known among his patients for his compassion, wisdom, astonishing intuition, gentle and caring demeanor, and non-invasive chiropractic technique. He is a 1997 graduate of the Sherman Chiropractic College and has been practicing Chiropractic in the Yardley/Morrisville area for the past 15 years.

Dr. Kita was an international speaker and teacher for the Koren Specific Technique and has been featured on numerous television and radio shows for health related issues, Chiropractic, and for his book Healing Journeys Stories of Mind, Body, and Spirit. He was the Chiropractor for the Trenton Shooting Stars professional basketball team. Dr. Kita was also the publisher for an internationally recognized Chiropractic newsletter and has spoken to many companies and groups regarding the benefits of Chiropractic care.

Dr. Kita is on the board of the Ivins Outreach Center and is involved in many other local charities. He is considered the Chiropractor’s Chiropractor because there are many Chiropractors that seek him out for care and professional advice.

Long Term Chiropractic Patients Have Higher Blood Levels Of DNA Repair Chemicals

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By Dr. Kevin Kita

doctorThe February 18, 2005 issue of the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research finds that patients under long-term chiropractic care have higher levels of the blood chemicals associated with effective DNA repair and overall wellness.

The test was a retrospective analysis of 46 patients, all over the age of 40 who had been under short- term chiropractic care for 8-52 weeks or long term wellness care for 52-312 weeks. Researchers assessed the levels of serum thiols, blood factors that have been found to help the body repair the damaging effects stress has on the structure of DNA. Serum thiols are measured in terms of nM cysteine.
The authors found that non-chiropractic treated patients in the control group had serum thiol levels of 124 nM cysteine. Patients with active disease processes going on generally had levels below 90 compared to patients under long-term chiropractic care who had values of 146.

patients under long-term chiropractic care have higher levels of the blood chemicals associated with effective DNA repair and overall wellness.

In their conclusion, the authors say, “some final observations should be noted. The results clearly support the recommendations being made for wellness care by chiropractors. In addition, it should be stated that these results occurred under normal practice conditions and indicate what most chiropractors are likely achieving when performing long-term care. Also, it refutes earlier that five to seven years of care was necessary to optimize human health status, as indicated by serum thiol levels. Our sampling indicates that this can occur in a time frame approximately half that period. Finally, there is no doubt that chiropractic care was the dominant factor in being able to realize thiol values that in some cases have not been seen in nutriceutical testing, the only other intervention shown to improve thiol values.”
Long term chiropractic patients have higher blood levels of DNA repair chemicals.

(2005). In Touch, 9,1.

– Dr. Kevin Kita, Chiropractor, Author, International Speaker, and Radio Host.

Dr. Kita is well known among his patients for his compassion, wisdom, astonishing intuition, gentle and caring demeanor, and non-invasive chiropractic technique. He is a 1997 graduate of the Sherman Chiropractic College and has been practicing Chiropractic in the Yardley/Morrisville area for the past 15 years.

Dr. Kita was an international speaker and teacher for the Koren Specific Technique and has been featured on numerous television and radio shows for health related issues, Chiropractic, and for his book Healing Journeys Stories of Mind, Body, and Spirit. He was the Chiropractor for the Trenton Shooting Stars professional basketball team. Dr. Kita was also the publisher for an internationally recognized Chiropractic newsletter and has spoken to many companies and groups regarding the benefits of Chiropractic care.

Dr. Kita is on the board of the Ivins Outreach Center and is involved in many other local charities. He is considered the Chiropractor’s Chiropractor because there are many Chiropractors that seek him out for care and professional advice.