August 19, 2017

The Dr. Alaimo Difference

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT FROM EVERY OTHER DOCTOR THAT YOU HAVE SEEN?

We treat you metabolically and neurologically!

You are on this website because you or someone you love is suffering from CHRONIC PAIN OR A CHRONIC METABOLIC CONDITION.

I am here to tell you that: NO STONE IS LEFT UNTURNED TO DETERMINE THE EXACT CAUSE OF YOUR CONDITION!

I WILL GUARANTEE YOU THAT NO ONE HAS TOLD YOU WHAT I AM ABOUT TO TELL YOU…

I am going to address:

#1: What makes my program unique?

#2: How I successfully treat chronic pain and metabolic conditions.

HOW DO I SUCCESSFULLY TREAT CHROMIC PAIN AND METABOLIC CONDITIONS?

By using metabolic and neurological protocols.

SPECIFIC METABOLIC TESTING AND TREATMENTS:

I: Sensitivity Testing: to determine if you have a sensitivity to gluten (wheat, rye, oats, and barley), milk, eggs, yeast, and soy. If you are sensitive to ANY of these food groups, it could be making your peripheral neuropathy worse as it will increase inflammation in your brain and throughout your body!

Here are some of the symptoms of these sensitivities:

  • Chronic pain or fatigue
  • Frequent indigestion
  • Bloated after eating
  • Frequent loose bowel movements
  • Constipation
  • Mouth ulcers or sores
  • Vomit often

However, the only way to find out of you are suffering from any of these sensitivities is the run the test!

II. Complete Blood Panels

By using specific blood tests such as:

  1. A thyroid panel
  2. A complete metabolic panel (CMP)
  3. A lipid panel
  4.  A CBC (complete blood chemistry with auto differential)

We can assess your thyroid, adrenal glands, liver, kidneys, red/white blood cells and gut function with the above lab tests. All can be affected with chronic health conditions. By addressing any problems with your thyroid, adrenal glands, blood chemistry, or gut function, we can help you to heal faster. The CMP also allows us to check your blood glucose levels since glucose and oxygen are needed by the brain to function properly.

Glucose values (12 hour fasting):

  • Normal: 85-99
  • Hypoglycemic: 84 or less
  • Insulin resistance/pre-diabetes: 100-126
  • Diabetes: 127 or higher

The 4 priorites are:

  1. Anemia
  2. Blood sugar/ASI
  3. GI/liver
  4. Fatty acid metabolism

III: Adrenal Stress Index (ASI) :

You can test the adrenal glands with a test called an Adrenal Stress Index. This is a salivary test much like DNA testing. The adrenal glands sit right above the kidneys and they are your “stress” organs meaning that they react to stress. If the patient has been or are currently under stress, this test is a must!

IF THE PATIENT SUFFERS FROM INSOMNIA AND/OR DIABETES, THIS TEST IS A MUST! IT WILL MEASURE THEIR CORTISOL LEVELS.

IV. Immune Panels—EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!:

Your peripheral neuropathy could be caused by an auto immune condition. Your immune system could be attacking your nervous system. This is why the immune panels are so important.

There are two parts to the immune system, TH1 and TH2.

IL- 2 and TNF-alpha = TH1

TH1 is T-cells. T-cells are the army that attacks and cleans up afterword. (Helper T-cells, Suppressor T-cells, NKC, regulatory T-cells, and macrophages.

IL-4 and IL-10 = TH2

TH2 is B-cells. B-cells make anti-bodies. They tell T-cells what to kill. If the testing comes back with a high B-cell count, the patient is TH2 dominant.

T and B Lymphocyte & Natural Killer Cell Panel

IL-2 ,TNF-alpha, IL-4, IL-10

Natural Killer Cell Activity

You will want to determine if there is an active antigen or dysregulation. Active antigens are parasites, bacteria, virus, mold, yeast, fungi, protozoan, foods, chemicals, and heavy metals. The best indicator for an active antigen as the cause of the patient’s abnormal dominance is the “Helper/Suppresor” ratio on the T & B cell panel. (also called “CD4:CD8” ratio). The closer to 2.5 the ratio is (or if above that), the more likely it is that you’re dealing with an antigen. If the ratio is below 1.2, then you are most likely dealing with a dysregulation problem.

V. Intestinal Permeability: This test is used to determine if the patient suffers from leaky gut syndrome (LGS)

LGS or Leaky gut syndrome describes a condition of altered or damaged bowel lining, caused by antibiotics, toxins, poor diet, parasites or infection can lead to increased permeability of the gut wall to toxins, microbes, undigested food, waste or larger than normal macromolecules. It has been proposed that these substances affect the body directly, while others postulate an immune reaction to these substances.

VI. HORMONE PANELS:

We can check hormone panels to determine if the patient suffers from low testosterone in males or low estrogen/progesterone levels in females. Symptoms related to decreased hormone levels may include depression, fatigue, mental fogginess, mood swings, hot flashes, sweating attacks, weight gain, and decreased physical stamina.

SPECIFIC NEUROLOGICAL TESTING AND TREATMENTS:

  1. Oxygen therapy: Oxygen is fuel for your brain and nervous system. Your brain and nervous system need two things to survive, fuel and activation. Fuel comes in the form of OXYGEN AND GLUCOSE. By using oxygen, we will help you heal faster. By using exercise with oxygen therapy (EWOT), we can increase firing to brain. By increasing firing of brain, we help MANY chronic conditions. (Oxygen therapy is ordered by our M.D.—Please see the O2 handout)
  2. Brain-Based Therapy (BBT): We use specific brain-based therapy such as:
    1. Vibration Therapy: Vibration fires the back part of the brain called the cerebellum. One of the functions of the cerebellum is control of the spinal muscle. We may also use auditory, visual, olfactory, and caloric stimulation to increase firing of brain.
    2. Laser therapy: We use the Apollo Class 3B cold laser in our office which is the highest powered cold laser on the market. Laser therapy helps heal tissues.
  3. Non-surgical Spinal Decompression: NSSD creates a negative disc pressure and helps to remove pressure off of the nerve. It also provides a slow stretch of the muscles which fires up the spinal cord to increase firing of brain.

Once we have run the necessary tests to determine your specific condition, we can successfully treat you via proper neurological and all natural nutritional protocols.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  1. How has your condition affected your relationships, finances, family, or other activities?
  2. What has it cost you in time, money, happiness, sleep?
  3. Where do you picture yourself in the next one to five years if this problem is not taken care of soon?
  4. What is it worth to you if we could improve your condition?

Finally, share this information with a family member or friend.


Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Alaimo.