Dr. Scott Denny

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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 4 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 5 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 6 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 7 weeks ago
Posted 7 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 11 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 13 weeks ago

Will the FTC End Homeopathy? Mercola.com

Why am I not surprised. The FDA can’t finish off homeopathy so they passed the ball the the FTC. Despite its effectiveness clinically, despite its impeccable safety record, despite that homeopathy is used extensively throughout the rest of the world, according to the bureaucrats in Washington (with their revolving door with pharma) we must save the unsuspecting  public from dangerous homeopathic medicines. I need some nux vomica before I throw up, or before its outlawed, whichever comes first. How many people do you know who had to visit an emergency room after using a homeopathic medicine?

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, Pompano Beach and Boca Raton, Florida. Please also visit www.drscottdenny.com to complete your complimentary health analysis and receive a copy of Dr. Denny’s free eBook.

Click here to read the article on Dr. Mercola’s website.

Posted 15 weeks ago

How Fasting Affects Your Physiology and Hormones

How does fasting affect your body? Is it a dangerous thing to do? Don’t I need to eat five meals a day? Or, perhaps there are many health benefits from fasting.

This article authored by Dr. Jason Fung, MD, a leading expert on diabetes and fasting explains the benefits of fasting. If you are already following a ketogenic diet, you know that it is not unusual to wake in the morning WITHOUT hunger, and simply having a cup of coffee will hold you over until lunch time.  So if your last meal for the day is 8:00 PM, and your first meal the following day is 12:00 PM, you have already fasted for 16 hours. It really can be this simple.

If you are like the average American, who has a breakfast of cereal (carbs and sugar), maybe a piece of toast as well (carbs), or perhaps a muffin (carbs and sugar), and a glass of juice (more carbs and sugar), you will become hypoglycemic in a few hours and will need more carbs and sugar. It’s called the insulin roller coaster ride. By the way, in case you didn’t know elevated insulin triggers fat storage especially when you have a never ending stream of carbs and sugar in the diet.  

Is it any wonder why everyone is overweight and either pre-diabetic or diabetic? Since we have been on the low fat diet, the nation is sicker than ever. I have insulin dependent diabetic patients who are told to make sure they eat plenty of carbs to keep their blood sugar up. What kind of sick world are we living in? We want these patients to continue to eat the very foods which have made them ill to begin with.

Maybe it’s time to look more closely at dietary recommendations before everyone is diabetic?

For more information about healthy eating and lifestyle choices 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.drscottdenny.com to complete your complimentary health analysis and receive a copy of Dr. Denny’s free eBook.

Click here to see Dr. Fung’s entire article

Posted 16 weeks ago

How to Make Diseases Disappear – Dr. Chatterjee’s Awesome TEDx Talk

Dr. Rangan Chatterjee can make common chronic diseases disappear, like type 2 diabetes. In this awesome new TEDx talk he shares how. It’s not about prescribing drugs – they can usually only cure acute diseases.
To cure chronic diseases we need to target the core reasons that people got the disease in the first place. So there’s nothing “magic” about what Dr. Chatterjee is suggesting – it’s something any doctor could do. If they knew how. But sadly, almost no doctors learn how to do it.

For more information about healthy eating and lifestyle choices 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.drscottdenny.com to complete your complimentary health analysis and receive a copy of Dr. Denny’s free eBook.

To see the video click here.

Posted 17 weeks ago