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01/04/2012
By: wfsgiv
The Chronic pain center
Jan 2, 2012Being a college student with extreme back and shoulder pain was maddening. For the past 6 years, all I have dealt with is pain all over-almost as if someone tied a million knots in my body. Being in college and working, I sit a lot and deal with a great amount of stress that radiates in my shoulders and a tight neck. I also had issues with my hip long ago and had been going to a chiropractor to "fix" it. After going to Frank for just a week and a half, I am now able to work and go to school without pain and the burning sensation I would always get in my shoulders. My neck is not tight anymore and I do not feel the need to go to the chiropractor for my hip as my body realigned itself due to the correct posture, sleep position, and releasing the muscles through trigger point therapy, I am back to normal! Even BETTER than normal. I am so blessed to have Frank in my life to help me get rid of this debilitating pain I have encountered for majority of my young life.
09/14/2011
By: dyantis
The Chronic pain center
Tom ‎ - Aug 25, 2011Anyone with chronic myofascial pain should see Frank Gresham at the Chronic Pain Center. I suffered with debilitating myofascial pain throughout my body for nearly a year. I sought extensive treatment from doctors and physical therapists. I tried epidurals, acupuncture, dry needling and cold laser treatments. The pain persisted. I did not find lasting relief until I saw Frank. And, it only took a few visits. His therapy focused on the cause of my pain - e.g., posture, diet and stress. I am very thankful I found out about Frank's special practice.
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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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