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By: William K.
Health Stretch
Has been the best treatment to get me back to my life. Before I started my treatment I visited chiropractic clinics in the QC area including Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. I visited Acupuncture centers in QC area and Iowa City, I visited pain clinic for several months. I also visited Orthopedics all with the hope that I will get out of my lower back pain. My visits to these places were all fruitless and finally I met John. I remember this well, after my fist treatment, I went back home and slept for the 1st time in over 8 months. For over 8 months I had not slept more than 5 minutes. If you want to call that sleeping, then you should know how much sleep deficit I was in. John helped me get back my life, jogging, weight lifting and many other things I was deprived off when I was suffering from severe back pain. I cannot describe my experience better and within this writing. I had lost hope in life and going through depression before I met him. John does this to help people, not for the money as its the case with many people out there. John will give you some exercise to help you heal faster and better, to help you not to depend on him only.Ever since, I have and continue to visit John every three or four months.
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This depends on the facility. Patients should call to find out if they'll need a referral from their physician prior to making an appointment.
Aside from hyperbaric oxygen treatment, most wound care centers offer:
  • Debridement: The removal of dead skin and tissue surrounding the wound. This can be done surgically, using a whirlpool bath, syringes, enzymes that dissolve the tissue, or wet dressings that dry on the wound and absorb the dead tissue.
  • Dressing: Wrapping the wound in a protective film, gauze, gel, or foam.
  • Compression stockings: Tight-fitted fabric sheaths that encourage blood flow.
  • Artificial skin: A covering that is applied to the wound for several days as it heals.
  • Ultrasound: The use of sound waves to promote healing.
  • Growth factor therapy: The use of materials naturally produced by the body to encourage quick cell growth.
  • Negative pressure therapy: Creating a vacuum around a wound to encourage faster blood flow to the area.
Depending on where the treatment is administered, hyperbaric oxygen treatment  can cost $100- $1,000. After insurance is applied, patients may have a copay of $10 -$50 or a coinsurance fee of 10 percent to 50 percent.
Most wounds should heal within two to six weeks. An individual should seek chronic wound treatment if a wound has not begun to heal after two weeks or is not completely healed after six.
Most health insurance plans cover wound care. Patients should check with the clinic and their health insurance provider before seeking treatment to be sure.

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