[AMP-L] Innovative Pain Management : Technology Helps Amputees Live
Without Debilitating Pain
wayne at renardson.org
Tue May 17 17:01:34 PDT 2011
Michael Cassano suffered from chronic pain in his right leg for 5
years after a work-related accident that caused massive damage to his
leg. After years of intense pain, recurring infections and multiple,
limb-salvaging surgeries, Cassano's orthopedic surgeon suggested
amputation to end the pain. But that did not happen; the pain, though
different, was just as intense as it was before the amputation.
Cassano suffered from residual limb pain, a condition which occurs in
up to 74% of amputees according to an August 2000 article in the
Archives of Physical Medicine. The pain was so debilitating that, at
best, he was functioning at 35% of normal capacity.
Cassano's problem with pain continued for an additional 5 years until
he was introduced to the Wearable Therapy Pain Management System. The
decade of pain for Cassano came to an abrupt and heavily-sought
conclusion in just under 30 days of use. Six months later, Cassano is
pain-free and back to 100%. "I can't believe it," explains Cassano.
"I lost 10 years of my life to pain and now I'm pain free. I tried
everything to get rid of the pain, but nothing seemed to help. I was
very depressed over it. I use Wearable Therapy every day to ensure
the pain stays away. My prosthesis fits much better than it ever has,
and my leg muscles are amazingly strong."
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