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This Single Mom Invented a Medical Device to Cure Her Daughter’s Chronic Pain

Shelly Henry, 45, chief revenue officer for a medical-device company in Oklahoma City, still chokes up when she recalls the day nearly 12 years ago when her daughter, Kara, almost died.

Kara, then 15, took a ride with a few classmates to high school that morning. Her friend ran a stop sign, and a truck struck the car’s passenger side, where Kara was sitting, singing along to the radio.

When Shelly, a premed student and single mother, arrived at the scene, she saw a knot of flashing emergency vehicle lights. Then she saw her daughter lying motionless on the side of the road. “At that point, I was just hoping to be able to say goodbye to her,” Shelly remembers.

A witness to the accident had pulled Kara from the car. Shelly ran to her daughter, and Kara whispered, “I’m not dead.”

Two of the girls escaped the accident with minor injuries. Another girl had a broken neck and rode alongside Kara in an ambulance to Baptist Medical Center a few miles away. Shelly followed in her own car, thinking, Can we get there already? I just want her out of pain.

The crash had damaged three of Kara’s vertebrae, dislocated six disks in her spine, and nearly crushed several organs in her abdomen. Doctors feared a two- inch shard of bone pushing into her lower spinal cord could paralyze her. With Shelly’s permission, surgeons repaired the bone using a risky new technique. Because the treatment hadn’t been used on many patients, the surgeons warned that Kara might not walk again. She was also advised to avoid pregnancy, as it might further damage her back.

Just a few days after surgery, though, Kara took her first step. In 2001, wearing a back brace, she moved to her grandparents’ home to continue her recovery. She’d be able to navigate their house with a wheelchair, though she was in chronic pain.

That year, Shelly resumed classes at the University of Central Oklahoma and soon took a job as a technician in a local pain clinic. Shelly tried the clinic’s regimen of treatments to ease Kara’s pain, but none worked. She was devastated. “To see your child suffering takes everything that you have inside and rips it out,” she says.

One day at work, short on time, Shelly made a serendipitous discovery: When she applied laser and electrical stimulation—two pain-management treatments traditionally used one at a time—to a patient’s upper spine and arms at the same time, the patient said, “I don’t know what you just did, but it worked!”

Kara, who had begun taking history classes at the University of Central Oklahoma in 2004, was still in full-body pain. Shelly took Kara to the clinic and tried the unique treatment on her lower back. It immediately alleviated her pain. “I had been in agony for nearly four years,” says Kara. “But after the treatment, the relief was more than I could have imagined.”

Shelly partnered with doctors to test the new device. The results showed Kara’s pain relief had scientific basis. With the hard evidence in hand, Shelly patented Neurolumen, a portable device—made up of six Velcro straps embedded with LEDs, lasers, and electrical stimulators—that wraps around painful body parts to reduce swelling and increase circulation. By 2010, she had finally raised enough money to fund a company to sell the device. The Neurolumen is now available, with a doctor’s prescription, for purchase for $1,995, or for rent for $50 per month through neurolumen.com, or for treatments at many hospitals and clinics for $25 per session.

For Shelly, though, Kara’s recovery is the ultimate success. Defying all odds, Kara even became pregnant. She and her husband, Kyle, welcomed baby Lillian to the family in 2010.

Kara manages Neurolumen sales and marketing and hasn’t taken pain medication in nearly ten years. Says Shelly, “Watching Kara get better has kept me going. I want to help other mothers get their children out of pain without narcotics.”

TENS Plus LLLT Plus LED = Pain Relief?

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Posted on May 15, 2015 by Geoff Sims

Neurolumen is a non-invasive product designed to improve circulation and help relieve pain and swelling associated with many of the conditions related to chronic pain.

The company itself was founded in 2008 by Shelly Henry, in an effort to help her daughter deal with persistent, debilitating pain as a result of shattered vertebrae from a car crash. In an effort to find an answer, Shelly searched for alternative solutions, and well as traditional pain medications and therapies.

According to the Neurolumen website, “Shelly’s tireless pursuit led first to low-level lasers, then to the revolutionary discovery of multi-modal technologies.”

The realization that the therapy that helped her daughter may also offer promise for other pain suffers, led to the development of Neurolumen LLC, and the Neurolumen product.

Neurolumen employs three non-invasive therapies simultaneously; transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and light-emitting diode (LED) therapy.

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The device uses a system of 6 wraps applied to the body, which are then connected to a control unit that provides up to 30 minutes of therapy utilizing “a sophisticated system to deliver multiple modes of healing energy to affected tissues.”

While TENS has been shown to be effective in the treating a variety of painful conditions, LED and LLT have been somewhat more arguable. However, there is information to support the claims of each technology’s value in fighting pain.

In Neurolumen’s instance, the difference is the simultaneous application of these therapies that makes the difference.

They claim, “This pioneering approach combines the restorative properties of light therapy with the therapeutic benefits of electrical stimulation. The resulting synergy of technologies provides the most effective pain treatment available today. Even just one 30-minute treatment can provide dramatic results.”

Per their website, “The Neurolumen device is designed to improve circulation and help relieve pain and swelling associated with neuropathy, diabetes, vascular disease, atherosclerosis, arthritis, chemotherapy and injury.”

Have you, or someone you know, tried the Neurolumen device?

It is prescription only, and an online search for reviews, shows positive reviews as well as many inquiries into trying the device. It also appears that patients have to apply directly with their insurance to determine if it will be covered, so it may be covered in certain instances.

The good news is, it’s non-invasive and in searching for reviews, it looks like free trials were available in certain instances.

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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.

 
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Veterans finding opioid alternatives

A veteran who was becoming dependent on opioids for his back pain credits the local VA medical center with weaning him off and finding a successful non-opioid alternative.

James Alberty, an Air Force veteran, was taking VA prescribed opioids for lower back pain due to a compression fracture. His use of opioids was “getting pretty bad,” and he asked for help from his medical team at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center.

Opioids include vicodin, norco, lortab, percocet, morphine, fentanyl and methadone.

 

Alberty was weaned off the drug and provided a non-opioid treatment with Neurolumen. The medical device,  uses electrical stimulation, cold laser beams and light wavelength to reduce pain. 

“The electrical impulses, low level laser and low level light stimulates the nerves to the point where they respond better to the electrical impulses,” said Deborah Morrow, a licensed clinical social worker and pain clinic coordinator at the medical center.

Alberty said just one 30-minute session can make all the difference in the world.

He works in housekeeping at the medical center, and at the end of some days his back pain, from a scale of one to 10 with 10 being the worst pain possible, is an eight. 

“After just 30 minutes using Neurolumen my pain can be reduced to a two,” Alberty said.

He said that as he gets better at placing the pads over the right muscles and nerves, the faster his pain will be reduced.  

In 2012 just over 31 percent of all active prescriptions were opioid prescriptions, Morrow said, who started tracking those numbers at that time. 

 

Since then, the medical center has been on a concentrated course to reduce the number of opioids prescribed to veterans. This was accomplished by educating veterans and providers on the dangers of opioid addiction and dependency. 

Veterans were then weaned off their pain medication and introduced to non-drug relief like Neurolumen, tai chi, pain school, using relaxation and mindfulness training and breathing techniques.

Pain school is an educational program designed to help patients get basic information on chronic pain management, Morrow said. The school is a walk-in clinic that helps veterans put together a pain management plan. 

A six-session intensive program, Living Beyond Pain, focuses on how to do things in a way that works for the veteran instead of against the veteran.

As a result, five years later opioid prescriptions were reduced to 16.55 percent, Morrow said.

The medical center now limits opioid prescriptions to cancer pain, palliative care or short-term pain, she said. 

“Daily opioids sort of trick the brain into feeling better about having the pain but they generally don’t increase functioning and quality of life, which is what our chronic pain management is about,” Morrow said.

The medical center served 3,227 veterans from Muskogee County with 160 seen in the pain clinic and 44 diagnosed with an opioid issue. Of the 1,231 veterans from Cherokee County seen at the medical clinic, 54 visited the pain clinic and 20 were diagnosed with opioid issues.

McIntosh County had 1,101 veterans go to the medical center, 47 were seen in the pain clinic and seven were diagnosed with opioid issues. Of the 764 veterans seen from Sequoyah County, 29 were seen in the pain clinic and nine had issues with opioids.

Reach Mark Hughes at (918) 684-2908 or mhughes@muskogeephoenix.com.

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Department of Labor recommending a revolutionary multi-modal medical device ‘Neurolumen’ for pain relief

Oklahoma City, OK – August 13, 2018 – Forget high doses of pain killer medications for pain relief. The American Department of Labor has finally found a better and safer alternative for injured employees suffering from persistent and physically limiting pain. All credits go to a chemist-biologist mom who has launched a revolutionary multi-modal medical device which has shown to offer powerful pain relief in just 30 minutes.

Titled “Neurolumen”, the device embodies a robust combination of lasers, LEDs and electrical stimulation in an easy to use wrap which makes it way more powerful than laser-only or stimulation-only pain relief devices. The innovative device has received approval from Intertek and was covered by Reader’s Digest a few years back.

Neurolumen has redefined healing and pain-relief therapies around the world and its official website is bustling with rave reviews from both doctors and patients.

“NeuroLumen has been a great asset in my practice. I use it for many neuropathy cases, carpal tunnel, tendinitis, and general pain. Patients love it! They begin to feel the results in the first couple treatments and results seem to last.” – Todd L. Tyminski, DC, DAAPM

“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” – Linda R

The invention of Neurolumen stems from a mom’s persistent quest to find a better pain relief solution for her daughter who was down with a shattered vertebrae from a serious accident. Shelly Henry, the mom & inventor behind this revolutionary device, wanted a better solution than high dose pain relief medication which becomes harmful on long-term use. She started with low-level lasers and eventually her experiment with multi-modal technologies propelled her to the invention of an industry-changing pain relief device that houses the synergized power of lasers, LEDs and electrical stimulation.

The Neurolumen machine comprises of 6 wraps, one battery charger and one control unit. Each of the wraps carries 2 laser diodes, 4 light-emitting diodes and 1 or 2 nerve stimulating gel pads. These gel pads are attached to wraps which are applied to ankles, legs or feet.

“Thanks to Neurolumen, my daughter was finally able to overcome the debilitating pain which prevented her from walking again. Today, she is perfectly active, fit, healthy and has recently given birth to a lovely child”, stated Shelly Henry.

Neurolumen device consists of a control unit, six wraps and a battery charger. Each wrap contains two laser diodes, four light emitting diodes and one or two nerve stimulation gel pads. The pads are attached to the wraps and then the wraps are applied to the feet, ankles and legs. After the machine is switched on, the control unit extends up to 30 minutes of TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), especially engineered LLLT (low-level laser) and LED therapy simultaneously for fast pain relief.

Added to the extremely powerful multi-modal pain relief benefit, another factor that makes Neurolumen stands out is its ability to address all sorts of pain.

“Neurolumen is designed to alleviate pain and swelling associated with various medical conditions including diabetes, neuropathy, vascular disease, arthritis, atherosclerosis, injury and chemotherapy. Put simply, it can address virtually all sorts of pain. Whether you are suffering from cramps or a stabbing pain or aching or spasms or a burning sensation, Neurolumen will be your answer for all.”

Oklahoma-based pain reliever aims to help veterans

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.  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.

Drug-free pain relief

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 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.

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Jun 09, 2020 (AB Digital via COMTEX) — A 30-minute treatment with Neurolumen relieves excruciating  pain and inflammation all over the body. The device, useful at clinics or home settings, uses a low-level laser, with LED and electrical stimulation that increases blood circulation, removes toxins, brings in nutrients, and brings down painful inflammation.

Cleared by the FDA, Neurolumen has shown success by focusing on veterans getting relief from their painful conditions and bringing them back to a normal life. This device has shown promising results. After just one month of use, 95% report improvement in pain relief and quality of life.

A Vietnam War veteran says, “I’ve had fibromyalgia for as long as I can remember and have tried just about every therapy to give me some comfort and mobility. I just hurt everywhere. I started using the Neurolumen system for pain and was amazed! For the first time in years I didn’t hurt!”

Another case is that of a veteran battling Crohn’s Disease and pain for 40 years. An hour-long treatment with Neurolumen relieved his pain for four days. In yet another case, a patient had spinal stenosis with surgery as the only option to reduce pain. Using Neurolumen helped bring under control both the spinal stenosis and the shoulder issues.

It is so important to us that we do everything we can to improve the quality of life for every Veteran that is suffering in pain,” says Shelly Henry, Founder of Neurolumen.

Oklahoma native Shelly, invented Neurolumen to help her daughter. The device turned out to be effective in reducing pain. Neurolumen is now focused on veterans due to the high incidence of chronic pain in this group. The device has been recommended for use by VA facilities in departments such as Women’s Health, Recovery and Rehab, Post-Surgical Therapy, Drug Addiction Therapy, Spinal Trauma, Podiatry, Primary Care, Polytrauma and more.

Neurolumen is currently used at over 50 Veterans Affairs hospitals and rehabilitation clinics across the US. It has helped veterans to get completely off opiates. 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.

Contact Neurolumen directly at toll free number: 855-855-4648 or Direct Number: 405-463-6525

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Neurolumen "The Wonder Device" Helps Thousands of Veterans Live Their Lives Free of Chronic Pain

A 30-minute treatment with Neurolumen relieves excruciating  pain and inflammation all over the body. The device, useful at clinics or home settings, uses a low-level laser, with LED and electrical stimulation that increases blood circulation, removes toxins, brings in nutrients, and brings down painful inflammation.

Cleared by the FDA, Neurolumen has shown success by focusing on veterans getting relief from their painful conditions and bringing them back to a normal life. This device has shown promising results. After just one month of use, 95% report improvement in pain relief and quality of life.
I’ve had fibromyalgia for as long as I can remember and have tried just about every therapy to give me some comfort and mobility. I just hurt everywhere. I started using the Neurolumen system for pain and was amazed! For the first time in years I didn’t hurt!”
Another case is that of a veteran battling Crohn’s Disease and pain for 40 years. An hour-long treatment with Neurolumen relieved his pain for four days. In yet another case, a patient had spinal stenosis with surgery as the only option to reduce pain. Using Neurolumen helped bring under control both the spinal stenosis and the shoulder issues.

 

A Vietnam War veteran says, “I’ve had fibromyalgia for as long as I can remember and have tried just about every therapy to give me some comfort and mobility. I just hurt everywhere. I started using the Neurolumen system for pain and was amazed! For the first time in years I didn’t hurt!”

 


“It is so important to us that we do everything we can to improve the quality of life for every Veteran that is suffering in pain,” says Shelly Henry, Founder of Neurolumen.

Oklahoma native Shelly, invented Neurolumen to help her daughter. The device turned out to be effective in reducing pain. Neurolumen is now focused on veterans due to the high incidence of chronic pain in this group. The device has been recommended for use by VA facilities in departments such as Women’s Health, Recovery and Rehab, Post-Surgical Therapy, Drug Addiction Therapy, Spinal Trauma, Podiatry, Primary Care, Polytrauma and more.

Neurolumen is currently used at over 50 Veterans Affairs hospitals and rehabilitation clinics across the US. It has helped veterans to get completely off opiates. 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.

Contact Neurolumen directly at toll free number: 855-855-4648 or Direct Number: 405-463-6525

 


For more information, please visit: https://www.neurolumen.com/

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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.

So Shelly founded Neurolumen LLC in 2008.

The Neurolumen device consists of a control unit, six wraps and a battery charger. Each wrap contains two laser diodes, four light emitting diodes and one or two nerve stimulation gel pads – the pads are attached to the wraps and then the wraps are applied to the feet, ankles and legs.

Once the wraps are in place, the control unit provides up to 30 minutes of simultaneous transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), and specifically engineered low-level laser (LLLT) and light-emitting diode (LED) therapy. The innovative nature of the technology offers significant improvement over laser-only or stimulation-only devices. It operates on a single charge of the internal lithium-ion battery.

Recommended use is three 30-minute cycles a week for the first month, and then once a week or as needed after that. Because the Neurolumen device is portable. It’s easy to set up and use, and maintenance is minimal.

The Neurolumen device can be used by patients dealing with neuropathy, diabetes, vascular disease, atherosclerosis, arthritis, chemotherapy and injury. It’s effective for treating virtually every type of pain.

 

Adapted from: https://www.neurolumen.com/about.php

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A back injury kept Terri White in chronic pain. She became addicted to pain pills and quickly found her life spinning out of control.

“I was pretty much a train wreck,” she said.

Angela Dolder also knows what it’s like to suffer from chronic pain. She broke her back in a fall more than a decade ago.


“The surgeon told me before I went into surgery that I had a 50/50 shot of ever walking again,” she said.

Dolder did walk again, but prescription pain killers became a crutch. She took 12 a day and more than 350 a month.

“You’re preoccupied with when you can take that next pill.”

Theirs is a familiar story to Dr. James Flowers, director of the Pain Recovery Program at the Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center in Houston.

“Many of our patients come to us taking 180 to 300 OxyContin a month,” said Flowers.

He uses a holistic approach to therapy that includes Neurolumen, an FDA approved device that combines electrical stimulation, LED lights and a low-level laser.

“It’s really one of the most phenomenal advances in pain treatment that I’ve ever seen,” he said.

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,” said Flowers.

Both White and Dolder had positive results.

Patients typically do three sessions for 30 minutes at a time each week to help control pain.

A home version of the Neurolumen costs about $900.

An Oklahoma City mom is getting national attention for an invention that could change the lives of thousands of people in pain.

And it all started with a personal tragedy. Her daughter was involved in a car crash.

It was a sight that would stop the heart of nearly every mother.

“I came up over the hill and she was [lying] alongside the road and there was nobody around her; and I thought she was gone,” Shelly Henry recalled.

Fifteen-year-old Kara would survive the crash; however, doctors would give her only a 20 percent chance of walking again.

But even as Kara beat those odds, her mother was told she would only walk for 10 years before arthritis would put her back in a wheelchair.

“He was pretty much emphatic on: ‘get her to do what she wants in life now, because when she gets to that age she won’t be able to walk’,” Shelly said.

Having children was out of the question, and the pain was unbearable.

“I didn’t think I was going to live,” said Kara. “I didn’t think…that I would be able to survive this pain.”

It was a diagnosis Shelly was unwilling to accept. So this single mom became a chemical biologist.

One day while working at a clinic, she discovered the power of combining electrical stimulation and laser treatment.

“One day a lady that had a stroke came in and she was in horrible pain, and I ran out of time. I didn’t have the four hours to spend so I put them all together and discovered it was really highly effective. Highly effective,” Shelly said.

The idea of Neurolumen was born. It’s a flexible wrap that combines LED, lasers and electrical stimulation in a portable device that patients can take home.

Kara, an always willing guinea pig, was her first success

“I fell asleep and slept for about three and a half days,” she said.

It’s now 11 years later and Kara shows no sign of needing a wheelchair as doctors warned.

And that diagnosis that Kara would never have children? She proved that wrong, too. She has a two year old daughter named Lilly.

Kara now knows firsthand the power of a mother’s love.

Neurolumen has FDA approval and is available with a doctor’s prescription. It’s used to treat a variety of patients who suffer from pain.

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