Dr. Scott Denny

Acupuncture | Laser Therapy | Boca Raton | Davie | Pompano Beach

News & Press: AIPM News- Calling For An Integrative Approach To Pain Management

This is a great piece from the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, formerly known as the American Academy of Pain Management. There are many issues facing more than 100 million American chronic pain sufferers.

Why do we have so many barriers to conservative multi-disciplinary medical care? Why do we continue to create legions of opiod users, or perform surgeries for pain, which can oftentimes have poor outcomes. As I often say, “the health insurance will pay for your bypass surgery, but they won’t pay for an office visit to teach you how to eat healthy.” It really is ridiculous.

In the US we have enormous challenges facing the American public with health insurance and the lack of healthcare choices. Please read the following post which contains a link to the full paper with multiple authors:

http://www.integrativepainmanagement.org/news/346529/Calling-for-an-Integrative-Approach-to-Pain-Management.htm

For more information about natural medicine, nutrition, herbs and homeopathy, please contact the acupuncture and integrative medicine practice of Dr.Scott Denny with practice locations in Davie and Pompano Beach, Florida. Please also visit www.dennyhealth.com to complete your complimentary health analysis and receive a copy of Dr. Denny’s free eBook.

Posted 3 weeks ago

New Services and Consumer Reports on Back Pain Treatment

I would like to let everyone know that we have expanded our services even more!

Here is a list of NEW services for patients who suffer from a variety of health concerns:

ECSWT: Commonly called shockwave therapy, this painless treatment is an excellent tool that can be used for many muscle and tendon issues such as plantar fasciitis, shoulder pain, hip pain, frozen shoulder, and tennis elbow, to name a few. When combined with other treatments such as laser therapy or acupuncture, the results are amazing!

Laser Nail Fungus Treatment: This new type of laser helps to eradicate finger or toe nail fungus in a few short treatments. Living with nail fungus is very unhealthy as it can become worse and infect other nails. This is especially important if you have a condition such as diabetes. So get on top of this quickly. Oral medicines are toxic to your liver and topical medicines only work 10% of the time. So call today for a consultation.

NEW Weight Loss Programs: The 500 calorie diet is back, but without having to take potentially dangerous hormones. We also to continue to recommend the low glycemic diet, the T-360 program, as well and the low carb healthy fat diet. So if you are a diabetic, or have any number of metabolic illnesses such as high blood pressure, high LDLs, etc, you owe it to yourself to look into a weight loss program. NOTHING reverses metabolic disease as fast as dietary change. You cannot medicate yourself to wellness!

Lipo Light Laser Treatment: This low level laser therapy lights up your fat and melts it away. This has become a super popular treatment. I have personally seen 7 inches come off a patient’s waistline. This is non-invasive and painless, and best of all it works great.

HILT/HPLT: High power laser therapy is another new addition to the practice. It is a great option for many pain conditions because is not only uses very high power, but it uses a different wavelength of light.

Lastly, here is a link to a great article in Consumer Reports on the best way to diagnose and treat lower back pain. I think you will find it very informative.

So, please feel free to contact our office to discuss our services and to help you get well and stay well!

For more information about natural medicine, nutrition, herbs and homeopathy, please contact the acupuncture and integrative medicine practice of Dr.Scott Denny with practice locations in Davie and Pompano Beach, Florida. Please also visit www.dennyhealth.com to complete your complimentary health analysis and receive a copy of Dr. Denny’s free eBook.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Statin Use Increases Diabetes 44%, Study Shows

This is a very interesting paper published in nutritional metabolism and cardiovascular disease in March of 2017. In a meta-analysis investigators looked at 20 studies which included a thousand subjects and found that people who were using statins had a 44% increased risk of developing diabetes compared to those who are not ​using ​​the d​rug. Similar results ​have​ also been published from other shorter-term studies. ​

Developing diabetes from statin medications increases the longer the medication is used​,​ and with higher doses. I have spoken extensively to patients on the use of statin medications to manage cholesterol. I w​ill not ​even get into the whole issue of ​who ​should ​taking this drug to begin with. Many experts feel it is over prescribed. None-the-less this just adds to the argument that many people​,​ if not most people​,​ should not be using this very dangerous drug.

Lifestyle modification and healthy eating is clearly the way to go when it comes to managing cholesterol. Eliminating sugar and reducing carbohydrate consumption and adding healthy fats into the diet is your best insurance for protecting your heart. It’s ironic that we’re trying to protect people from heart disease and ​as a result of statin use they’re developing diabetes​,​ which opens the door to not only heart disease​,​ but many other complications.

For more information about natural medicine, nutrition, herbs and homeopathy, please contact the acupuncture and integrative medicine practice of Dr.Scott Denny with practice locations in Davie and Pompano Beach, Florida. Please also visit www.dennyhealth.com to complete your complimentary health analysis and receive a copy of Dr. Denny’s free eBook.

Source: Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. Published online March 10, 2017. doi:10.1016/j.numecd.2017.03.001.

Posted 11 weeks ago

Dry Needling Improves Spinal Mobility, Reduces Pain in Fibromyalgia, Study Finds

A treatment for fibromyalgia known as dry needling reduces pain stemming from trigger points and increases spinal mobility, according to a clinical study.

The technique uses needles to affect sensitive points in the muscle, which cause pain in seemingly unrelated body parts. Inactivating these trigger points appears to decrease pain.

The study, “Effects of Dry Needling on Spinal Mobility and Trigger Points in Patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome,” was published in Pain Physician Journal and reported the results of a clinical trial (NCT02380807).

So who should one see for dry needling? See only a professionally trained board certified acupuncturist. Be wary of practitioners with weekend certifications and only see healthcare professionals with thousands of hours of training.

To read the entire article published in “Fibromyalgia News” please click on the following link

https://fibromyalgianewstoday.com/2017/02/13/dry-needling-improves-spinal-mobility-reduces-pain-fibromyalgia-patients/

For more information about acupuncture and integrative pain management, please contact the acupuncture and integrative medicine practice of Dr. Scott Denny with practice locations in Davie, Pompano Beach and Boca Raton, Florida. Please also visit www.dennyhealth.com to complete your complimentary health analysis and receive a copy of Dr. Denny’s free eBook or Qi Mail Newsletter.

Posted 18 weeks ago

American College of Physicians Issues Guideline For Treating Non-radicular Low Back Pain

Finally some common sense! The American College of physicians have published a new low back pain treatment guideline that includes acupuncture and spinal manipulation (among other therapies) to help patients with low back pain. In addition, they frown upon using narcotic type medications for this condition.

The article goes on to say:

“Low back pain is one of the most common reasons for all physician visits in the U.S. Most Americans have experienced low back pain. Approximately one quarter of U.S. adults reported having low back pain lasting at least one day in the past three months. Pain is categorized as acute (lasting less than four weeks), subacute (lasting four to 12 weeks, and chronic (lasting more than 12 weeks).” For the entire article please click here.

For more information about acupuncture and integrative pain management, please contact the acupuncture and integrative medicine practice of Dr. Scott Denny with practice locations in Davie, Pompano Beach and Boca Raton, Florida. Please also visit www.dennyhealth.com to complete your complimentary health analysis and receive a copy of Dr. Denny’s free eBook or Qi Mail Newsletter.

Posted 18 weeks ago

Study: NSAIDs Provide Little Benefit in Treating Back Pain

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are relatively ineffective for treating back pain, a new study suggests.

‘Researchers from the George Institute for Global Health, in Australia, analyzed data from 35 randomized, placebo-controlled trials to determine the efficacy and safety of NSAIDs for spinal pain. The trials included more than 6,000 patients, and researchers found that only one in six patients treated with NSAIDs experienced significant pain reduction.

“Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide and is commonly managed by prescribing medicines such as anti-inflammatories. But our results show anti-inflammatory drugs actually only provide very limited short-term pain relief,” Manuela Ferreira, PhD, lead researcher and senior research fellow at the George Institute and the Institute of Bone and Joint Research, said in a press release. “They do reduce the level of pain, but only very slightly, and arguably not of any clinical significance.”

This study builds on previous work conducted by the George Institute exploring the effectiveness of existing medicines for treating back pain. Prior research has suggested that acetaminophen provides little benefit over placebo for patients with low back pain (Lancet 2014;384:1586-1596).

The researchers also found that patients taking NSAIDs were 2.5 times more likely to have gastrointestinal problems such as stomach ulcers and bleeding. These side effects of NSAIDs reinforce the need to find better pain relief alternatives, according to the researchers.

“Millions of Australians are taking drugs that not only don’t work well, they’re causing harm,” Gustavo Machado, study author and research fellow at the institution, said in a press release. “We need treatments that actually provide substantial relief of these people’s symptoms.”

The findings were published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases on Feb. 2 (Epub ahead of print).’

Comment from Dr. Denny: It is unfortunate that so many people suffer from chronic back pain, while so many safe effective treatments such as acupuncture and laser therapy offer great relief for many patients with back pain. GI upset and potential bleeding is a common reason for patients to present to local emergency rooms.

For more information about acupuncture and integrative pain management, please contact the acupuncture and integrative medicine practice of Dr. Scott Denny with practice locations in Davie, Pompano Beach and Boca Raton, Florida. Please also visit www.dennyhealth.com to complete your complimentary health analysis and receive a copy of Dr. Denny’s free eBook.

Posted 19 weeks ago

Vitamin C May Help Prevent Atrial Fibrillation in High Risk Patients According to a New Study

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an increasingly common cardiac rhythm disturbance that can lead to stroke and congestive heart failure. It can be facilitated by inflammation and oxidative stress, and approximately 30% of patients undergoing cardiac procedures suffer from post-operative AF.

According to a study published two days ago in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, researchers in Finland conducted a systematic review of vitamin C for preventing AF in high risk patients. They analyzed 14 randomized control trials consisting of 2006 patients who had cardiac surgery, along with one study involving 44 patients where the recurrence of AF after a successful cardioversion was investigated.

Interestingly, the five studies in the US found no effect of vitamin C against post-operative AF. On the other hand, the nine studies performed outside of the US found a mean reduction of 44%, while a study in Greece found that vitamin C decreased the risk of AF recurrence by 87%. In addition, in the non-US studies, vitamin C reduced hospital stay length by 12.6% and intensive care unit stay by 8%.

It is important to note that some of the surgery patients in the non-US studies were administered oral vitamin C, whereas some were given intravenous vitamin C.

As a result, oral vitamin C at 1-2 grams per day decreased post-operative AF by 73% and shortened the length of hospital stay by only 7%. Intravenous vitamin C only decreased AF by 36% but shortened the length of hospital stay by 16%. In conclusion, intravenous vitamin C administration had a greater effect on reducing the hospital stay but was less effective for reducing the occurrence of post-operative AF.

Here is a link to entire paper:

http://bmccardiovascdisord.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12872-017-0478-5

For more information about acupuncture, nutrition and integrative pain management, please contact the acupuncture and integrative medicine practice of Dr. Scott Denny with practice locations in Davie, Pompano Beach and Boca Raton, Florida. Please also visit www.dennyhealth.com to complete your complimentary health analysis and receive a copy of Dr. Denny’s free eBook

Original Post by Dr. Michael Jurgelewicz, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, CNS

Posted 20 weeks ago
Posted 20 weeks ago

Does Acupuncture Meet Patient Expectations and Quality Outcomes?

Does Acupuncture Meet Patient Expectations and Quality Outcomes?

In a recent report by American Specialty Health (ASH), who performed a two-year retroactive study of a whopping 89,000 patients, found: the following:

- Success in Treating Conditions: 93 percent of those responding said their provider was successful in treating their primary conditions.

- Quality Care and Service: 99 percent rated their quality of care and service as good to excellent.

- Safety: Roughly 98 percent agreed or strongly agreed that the acupuncturists and his/her staff took care “ensured safety.”

- Adverse events: ASH reported a total of 13 events per 89,769 patients, or” 0.014 percent of members reported an adverse event.” Examples are: burning (2), transient pain after (4), retained needles (2), skin infection (1), breathing issues related to moxa (1), nausea, though unrelated to needle insertion (1).

This is really a very impressive study. The vast majority of patients are getting the relief they are looking for, with little or no side effects. The biggest barrier to care is the fear of needles, and as one can read, they have very little to fear and acupuncture has great upside potential.

For more information about acupuncture and integrative pain management, please contact the acupuncture and integrative medicine practice of Dr. Scott Denny with practice locations in Davie, Pompano Beach and Boca Raton, Florida. Please also visit www.dennyhealth.com to complete your complimentary health analysis and receive a copy of Dr. Denny’s free eBook.

Here is a link to the report: http://files.clickdimensions.com/ashcompaniescom-a7oce/files/acupuncturecahps.pdf

Posted 25 weeks ago

AMA, Other Leading Medical Organizations Urge Insurance for Non-Pharma/Integrative Pain Care- The Huffington Post

With rampant opioid prescription issues, many of the major medical organizations such as the American Medical Association, the American Pain Society and the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, are warming up to the idea that other forms of pain management therapy are needed and they cannot simply medicate “away” each patient’s pain complaints. But it seems there is a barrier for many patients who could benefit from services such as acupuncture. Many insurance policies do not have an acupuncture benefit, or if they do, it is limited. Will the insurance carriers change their policies to help their policy holders, time will tell. As I have written about before in my blog, there is a 3,000% rise in medical services as a result of opioid dependence. So obviously this is a very serious public health issue.

For more information about acupuncture and integrative pain management, please contact the acupuncture and integrative medicine practice of Dr. Scott Denny with practice locations in Davie, Pompano Beach and Boca Raton, Florida. Please also visit www.dennyhealth.com to complete your complimentary health analysis and receive a copy of Dr. Denny’s free eBook.

Here is the link to the article in the Huffington Post.

Posted 27 weeks ago