Neurolumen on the Doctors Show
It’s every parent’s nightmare: Finding out your child has been in a catastrophic car accident. Hear how Shelly invented a medical device to help her daughter, Kara, walk again, even after doctors said it may be impossible.
The Neurolumen Story.
Hi, my name is Amelia. I have had scoliosis in the upper part of my back since I was 12 years old. I have been to several doctors, tried pain medication, pain patches, gone to therapy of all kinds and nothing helped my everyday aches and headaches. A friend of mine told me about Neurolumen and I thought “why not give it a try”. To my surprise it actually works. I rarely have headaches and the inflammation has gone down tremendously. I recommend it to as many people as I can. It is such a blessing.
Steve’s video testimonial.
What a relief to finally find help for my chronic foot, knee, back and neck pain. After many years of suffering, my pain is finally becoming tolerable after only a few Neurolumen treatments. The treatments have eased the pain considerably. My family and coworkers have noticed a positive difference in my posture and demeanor after starting the treatments. I had abandoned exercise because of the extra pain, and am now gradually working back into a more active life. What a blessing after thinking for so long that no help was available except medication.
I am writing this testimonial to let others know of the results of my treatments with Neurolumen process developed by Shelly Henry and the wonderful relief I have received from my chronic pain symptoms.
My problems with chronic pain started primarily with my back surgery in 1988. Since that surgery I have suffered constant pain in my lower back radiating down my left leg into the bottom of my left foot. I have also experienced numbness from my left hip into the ball of my left foot. Since the surgery in 1988, I have had four more surgeries on my back including fusions and installation and removal of steel rods. None of these surgeries relieved any of the pain or numbness. In addition to the above back surgeries, I have had shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and two knee replacements. These surgeries were required primarily due to my falling and injuring myself due to complications from the back surgeries.
I have tried many different approaches to relieving this pain and numbness. I have seen psychiatrists for counseling and coping skills such as biofeedback, relaxation, imagery, meditation and self hypnosis. I have attended a thirty day back clinic that also included extensive exercise programs, dietary and nutritional changes and stabilization techniques. I was treated with various injections including 90 shots of carocaine and glucose gel as well as cortisone injections at a later time. I have tried using a TENS unit with little relief. I have taken a wide variety of pain killers and muscle relaxers for over twenty two years with no real relief. After my last back examination, I was told that my best remaining hope of getting any relief from the chronic pain and numbness was to try neurostimulation therapy. This involves surgery and implanting a device by the spinal column with another controlling device worn on a belt near the implant. I could not try another surgery for something that I did not know would relieve my pain and numbness.
Due to the prescription pain relievers I had to take to get any relief, I had settled into a very unacceptable lifestyle. I could not think clearly or remember important dates. I was unable to perform routine chores such as cleaning house, cooking, washing dishes and doing laundry without extreme pain. I could not play with my grandchildren or attend any of their special events. I was unable to ride in a car for any length of time without making my pain worse. I had become a very irritable person who was intolerant with others who could not understand my chronic pain and how frustrating it was to be so limited.
In early May 2010, I was talking to my neighbor regarding my chronic pain and how frustrating it was to not be able to enjoy my grandchildren. She told me about Shelly Henry and of the relief both she and her husband had received after being treated by her. I discussed with my husband possible treatment with Shelly and prayed about it for almost a month before calling to schedule my first visit. After all the past disappointments with different treatments to try to get some relief from my chronic pain, I did not get my hopes up for any help.
I was first treated by Shelly on June 8, 2010 and have received additional treatments on June 10, 15, 22, and 24. The relief has been truly miraculous. After the first treatment on my back, leg, knee and foot, I received relief from my chronic pain and numbness. I was afraid to say anything to my husband, because the relief was so great that I did not think he would believe me. After the first treatment, I stopped taking my Tylenol 3 and Flexeril as they were not necessary. I had no pain. After my second treatment I was able to stop taking medicine for restless leg syndrome and have now discontinued Trazadone.
In addition to the pain relief, my life has become a joy to live again. I am able to do my share of the work around the house and have played with my grandchildren on their terms. I no longer have a pained expression due to all the pills. My husband says I look and act twenty years younger and that I have more energy than I have had in many years. He says my personality and whole outlook on life are now a joy to share. A different neighbor even asked me if I had a facelift. I can truly enjoy life again.
Shelly Henry is a Christian who truly cares about her patients’ health. She instills confidence and trust with her honesty and professionalism. I have recommended treatment by Shelly to several of my friends who also suffer from chronic pain for different reasons. I would recommend Shelly and this treatment to anyone who suffers from chronic pain. It might not work for everyone, but my relief and the subsequent effects on my life have been truly a miracle.
Carol’s video testimonial.
Pain Hurts More Than Your Body
Throughout my life I have suffered tremendously from chronic pain. I know there are many times I am not myself, in fact I am just plain mean. I don’t want to act that way but I just can’t help it. Pain takes me and slams me down to a level I can hardly rise above. This was me before I had Neurolumen. Hello, my name is Shelly and I suffer from chronic pain. Neurolumen has changed my life. Not just because it helps ease my pain, but because it gives me hope. I know that if I get the Neurolumen on my back it will stop the pain and I can live my life the way I want. Not with the pain dictating what I can and can’t do. Or the pain medication altering my mind and personality so I can’t enjoy myself with others.
Neurolumen is a labor of love. I hope that it helps you or your loved one the way it has my family.
Mother invents device to help relieve pain
As Shelly watched her daughter struggle with persistent, debilitating pain, she threw herself into a search for alternatives to high doses of pain medication. Shelly’s tireless pursuit led first to low-level lasers, then to the revolutionary discovery of multi-modal technologies. The result not only helped her daughter — who’s since completely healed and has given birth to her own child — but has proved to be a promising therapy for other pain sufferers as well.
Doctor Finds Pain Relief for His Patients with Neurolumen
The Neurolumen uses low level laser, leds and electrical stimulation to increase circulation and decrease inflammation. It can be used to mimic walking to increase the circulation to an area naturally.
Relief from Crohn’s Disease with Neurolumen
Veteran has been battling Crohn’s Disease and the pain for 40 years. He finally got relief after one hour of treating with Neurolumen. Pain relief lasted 4 days. He is so happy. Neurolumen is available through the VA
Spinal Stenosis and Steve P. How Neurolumen got him out of pain
Steve has spinal stenosis and surgery was his only option since he could no longer live with the pain. Find out how Neurolumen helped him get not only his spinal stenosis under control but also his shoulder.
Alternatives to drugs effective in pain management. Houston Chronicle
Vicky has endured back pain since her cheerleading days a couple of decades ago, made worse by a car accident last year. When she came to Memorial Hermann’s Prevention and Recovery Center with a raging addiction to opiates and sleeping pills, she says her pain was close to a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. Now, after a month of treatment that did not involve drugs, Vicky says her pain is at a level of 2 on most days.
Oklahoma-based pain reliever aims to help veterans (FOX25 News)
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — The opioid epidemic continues to have profound, and deadly, consequences on American society. While some steps have been made to reel in opiate pain relievers, blamed as the root cause by many for addictions to illicit substances like heroin, others have looked to find new ways to treat those who need the relief most. People with chronic pain. Enter Shelly Henry. an Oklahoma native who developed a device using lights, lasers and electric stimulation to treat pain. That device is called Neurolumen. Henry tells FOX 25 the inspiration for the device came nearly two decades ago, when she was a pre-med chemist and biologist. Her then-15-year-old daughter was in a tragic car crash that left her with a crushed vertebrae and a lifetime of pain ahead. “I knew the pain she was going to experience throughout her life so I really felt compelled to develop something for her to get out of pain,” said Henry. Over the years, Henry developed Neurolumen. A small device that comes with a wrap, a cord and a power box. But it’s what’s in that wrap that’s so interesting. The device uses a combination of LED lights, lasers and electric stim to treat areas that frequently see pain. “They actually help with micro circulation, meaning your capillaries, and things like that,” Henry explains. “They bring nutrients in and toxins out, inflammation out.” And then the stim kicks in to move out toxins from even-deeper muscle groups. As Nuerolumen gained approval from the Food and Drug Administration, Henry wanted to target her product to one group in particular. A group that’s seen its share of chronic pain injuries and opiate addictions. Veterans. The quest to help vets started here in Oklahoma City with one man, retired U.S. Airman Jimmy Lee Dean. Dean suffered a back injury in Operation Desert Storm and was left in chronic pain. ” The level of pain you feel when your back is going through spasms is it’s almost indescribable. You’re immobilized,” said Dean. Dean’s wife found out about Neurolumen and he and his doctor decided to give it a try. And despite his own skepticism, his results were astounding. “After having it I just think it’s a godsend. I wouldn’t do without it now. I don’t think I could do without it now,” said Dean. “I still have pain every day. But it’s at a level I can actually tolerate it.”Now, Neurolumen has spread to 35 Veterans Affairs hospitals and rehabilitation clinics across the country, a number that continues to grow. And some vets have taken it a step further than Dean, working their way completely off opiates.”We have 460 veterans on it nationwide and we’re at probably six percent that have gone from using medications daily to not using medication at all,” said Henry. Neurolumen is on the GSA government schedule for the V.A. and is available in one of the largest drug rehab centers in the country, Houston’s Memorial Hermann.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Chronic pain affects one third of Americans or about 133 million people. Often patients are prescribed powerful opiate drugs that can lead to addiction. But now new therapies are paving the way for a pain-free life without meds. Terri White is reading from her journal for the first time in years. Headaches and a back injury have kept her in chronic pain. “I was pretty much a train wreck,” White told ABC30. White became addicted to opiate pain pills and her life spun out of control. White told ABC30, “I was sleeping 15 to 18 hours a day.” Angela Dolder knows what it’s like. She fell two stories and broke her back more than a decade ago. Dolder told ABC30, “The surgeon told me before I went into surgery that I had a 50/50 shot of ever walking again.” She would walk, but prescription pain killers became a crutch. Dolder took 12 a day, over 350 a month. Dolder told ABC30, “You’re preoccupied with when you can take that next pill.” It’s a familiar story to James Flowers, PhD, LPC-S, who is the Director at PaRC Memorial Hermann. “Many of our patients come to us taking 180 to 300 OxyContin a month,” Flowers told ABC30. The center uses a holistic approach to therapy that includes neurolumen. “It’s really one of the most phenomenal advances in pain treatment that I’ve ever seen,” Flowers told ABC30. The FDA-approved device combines electrical stimulation, LED lights and lasers. Flowers told ABC30, “We see pain levels going from eight, nine, and 10 all the way down to zero and one.” Patients control the stimulation. “The higher the level that you take that, the more oxygen, the more blood, the less swelling you’re going to have and the quicker your body is going to heal,” Flowers told ABC30. Both Dolder and White went through the program. “Luckily I didn’t have to lose my family,” Dolder told ABC30. White told ABC30, “I feel better now than I have in my entire life. Seriously.”
Both are now drug free.
Drug-free ways to fight pain
HOUSTON (KTRK) — Chronic pain affects one-third of all people in the United States, and the number of Americans addicted to painkillers has tripled over the last decade, according to a local doctor. That potential for dependency has many people seeking drug-free pain solutions, including using an innovative new device. Memorial Hermann’s Prevention and Recovery Center is one of only three pain centers in the nation using the Neurolumen. “It sends very minor electrodes to the spine, or the nervous system, it travels to the brain, and interrupts the pain signal. And then it has a low level laser that penetrates into the tissue. It draws blood to the area and decreases swelling,” said Dr. James Flowers. “We’ve seen patients with a level eight pain, and after neurolumen, a level two pain.” As high-tech as Neurolumen seems, Flowers says it is only one of many non-drug pain management techniques used. He says deep breathing techniques and biofeedback are crucial in managing pain. “Biofeedback is positive imagery, relaxation, learning how to regulate our own blood pressure, learning how to regular our heart rate, and learning how to regulate the flow of oxygen through our body,” Flowers. He recommends practicing yoga for its deep breathing benefits and its low impact exercise, critical to those in extreme pain. “Yoga is about breathing, visualization, and slowly moving the muscles,” Flowers said. “The worst thing you can do when you have an acute injury is stop moving.” Many patients also find relief through acupuncture. Flowers says the needles help stimulate the body’s meridian points, allowing energy to flow more freely. “We see pain levels decrease after an hour of acupuncture by about 70 percent,” Flowers said. Another factor that can affect pain levels is what you put eat and drink. Wellness specialist Gabrial Fuzat says to avoid sugar, alcohol, and caffeine. “Caffeine acts as a stimulant in the body. It’s not only going to increase anxiety, but it’s also going to have an effect on the nervous system,” Fuzat said. Some pain-reducing foods that improve circulation are: Cherries, Legumes, Salmon, Ginger and Turmeric.