Suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis Neck Pain Mary Testimonial Part 1
Curry: Today is March 30, 2016, and we'reat Curry Health and Wellness Diagnostic Center in Conway, Arkansas. I'm Keith Curry,and I'm here with my patient. Ma'am, what is your nameé Mary: Mary Miller. Dr: Curry: All right, Mary, where are youfromé Mary: I'm from Seneca, South Carolina. Curry: Okay, Mary. Why did you come tomeé Mary: Because I have been living in pain fora long time, and I couldn't even roll myself
over in bed, so I came for help. Curry: Okay. What are the some of theconditions that you suffer fromé Mary: I have rheumatoid arthritis, which ispretty crippling. But it has helped me a lot here with treatments I've gotten from allthe different things, lasers, infrared, to the lumbar. Actually, I could not roll myselfover in bed before I came here. My husband had to help me. And I have no problem doingit right now, so that's a blessing right there. Curry: Yes, ma'am. One of the other thingsthat you told me about was your neck. Mary: Yes, my neck just feels very, very good.I couldn't hardly move it without having pain
somewhere, but it's very good. Yes, its treatmentshave done me wonderful. I've been blessed to be here. Curry: Thank you Mary. Now, one thingthat was really special for me one time, this was maybe about a month ago, you told me thatyou and your husband were walking. Do you remember thaté Mary: Yes, I remember we were taking a walk,and he looked at me, and he finally said, quot;Are you on some kind of pain medicationéquot;I said, quot;Nope, I have not taken any pain medication.quot; So he could really tell the difference too,that I can walk better and get around better.
Yeah, I still have crippled joints, but Ihad those before I got here, so you can't fix that, but you can fix a lot of the otherthings that's went wrong with my body and help me to eat better and to see things thatreally do help for your health. That was the main reason for coming here, is to get myhealth on the right track. Curry: Thank you Mary. What would youtell to someone who is suffering, sitting at home, that had lost their quality of lifeé Mary: Oh, my. If at all possible, come see Keith Curry. Yes, if at all possible, they need to definitely have help to get.somany people think you can help yourself, but
you don't have the knowledge that someonethat's been trained in it. So, if you go to get help, this is a wonderful place to cometo for help. I would advise anyone to come here and feel better and live better, andyou can think better. Curry: Thank you. That means the worldto me, I really appreciate it. Mary: Well, I appreciate you all, and thanksfor taking care of me. I'm gonna miss everyone when we go back to South Carolina. Curry: Yes, ma'am.
What is Parkinsons disease
You may have heard ofParkinson's disease before. Maybe when you heard ofsomeone raising money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation, or maybe you've listened to Muhammad Ali speaking about the disease. Both of these guys actuallyhave Parkinson's disease, and they've done a really good job at raising money for, andawareness of, the disease.
But what exactly is Parkinson's diseaseé Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease. We call it a progressive disease because it progresses. It worsens over time. We say that it's aneurodegenerative disease because during the disease
there's actually a loss, a degeneration, of neurons in the brain. In Parkinson's disease, we actually see a loss of a particular kind of neuron, and these neurons arecalled dopamine neurons. Dopamine neurons make alittle signalling chemical called dopamine, which is really important for allowing us to make normal movements.
A lot of these dopamine neurons live in an area of the braincalled the substantia nigra. The substantia nigra we can see here. It sits here in the brain,above the spinal cord, in the part of the braincalled the midbrain. When these neurons arelost, there's a reduction in the amount of dopamine in the brain. Again, that's because these neurons,
they're used to make a lot of our dopamine and now they're not here anymore. And this is the really important part, because when there's thisreduction in dopamine that's when we start to see the main movement signsof Parkinson's disease. Let's talk about these signs. One of these signs is shakiness,
which can often be inthe form of a tremor, maybe in the hand or the finger. A second sign is stiffness. That stiffness is felt when the person bends part of their body. Maybe the arm or the leg or the wrist. When they're bending that body part, let's say it's the arm,