In the spring of 1998, I was pinned under a steel structure that had collapsed. A piece of angle iron was pressed tightly against my left leg about mid inner thigh. No bones were broken, but I was held in the hospital for 3 days in case of blood clots forming.
March 25, 2010 I suffered a massive heart attack (coded 3 times), the doctors at Foothills Hospital installed a device (impella) through my femoral artery (left leg) into my heart. I was held in an induced coma and transferred to the University Hospital in Edmonton in preparation for a heart transplant. I was in the induced coma with the impella in place for 11 days, all I had for nutrients during that time was IV fluids. Fortunately, when the impella was removed, my heart had recovered enough that I was no longer a candidate for the heart transplant. However, the damage done to my left leg previously (1998), resulted in nerve damage that didn’t appear until after the heart attack and treatment. My left leg tingled from mid- thigh all the way down to my foot (like your hand falling asleep) and my foot felt like a block of wood, no feeling what-so-ever. I was prescribed 3 different drugs for nerves and painkillers, but none worked and I am not a believer in painkillers. Work on the problem, don’t mask it!
In the spring of 2016 (March or April) my wife and I were listening to a program on QR77 Calgary, where we heard Dr. Brad Pritchard from the Western Canada Neuropathy Relief Centres talking about Neuropathy relief, so I decided to give it a try. At that time I would wake up in the middle of the night with either throbbing in my foot or else my foot was ice cold, also I could not walk properly. I was to the point where I was going to get crutches.
May of 2016 I went in to see Dr. Pritchard. He did a few sensation tests and I scored 16 out of 74. With 7 treatments of infrared light, plus Vitamin supplements, I walked out of the clinic with no limp. When I was retested my score was 64 out of 74. Since the treatments of infrared lights, I have not had any sleepless nights, throbbing pain or ice cold foot.
Sept. of 2016 the feeling in my left leg from mid- thigh down to my ankle felt normal. Then the tingling started to creep back up my leg. In December of 2016 I went back up and got retested. The score was 39 out of 74. At that time I purchased a set of lights from Dr. Pritchard and used them at home 2 – 3 times a week. In March of 2017 I was retested and the score was 66 out of 74.
I have regained some feeling in my foot now and have not used any painkillers since the initial treatments. With the help from Dr. Brad Pritchard and the staff of Oak Bay Chiropractic Clinic (very pleasant people) my life has greatly improved and I am very grateful. Nerve damage takes time to recover, be patient.