Dr. Aguila’s latest philanthropic program offers free healthcare for any Purple Heart recipient. As a veteran himself, Dr. Aguila has a deep loyalty to his brothers and sisters in arms. But he cannot do it alone. Operation Warriors Hope needs your help to touch the lives of as many Purple Heart recipients as possible. Please consider a donation.
Laura traveled all the way from Nashville, TN to see Dr. Demetrio Aguila in Omaha, Nebraska to get relief for back pain that forced her to quit her job.
She was laughed at by a local chiropractor who thought she was lying about her pain..
Dr. Aguila listened, understood and effectively treated her pain.
Her advice for others?
“You don’t have to live with this pain. Go see this doctor, he’s awesome!”
Dr. Aguila’s patient Nicole shares her feelings of gratitude for Dr. Aguila and his M25 Program which allows patients to pay for surgery with community service. This video represents Nicole’s story in her own words.
Exciting news from Healing Hands of Nebraska as Dr. Aguila accepts a new title at a new location. It is what he calls, “a beautiful opportunity to create something amazing!”
Joseph is an avid runner who was experiencing sciatica pain shooting down his leg. For seven years he chased down a diagnosis and tried many different treatments, none of which were successful. Then he found Dr. Demetrio Aguila, one of a handful of Peripheral Nerve Surgeons in the U.S. trained to remove his piriformis muscle thereby releasing the compression on the sciatic nerve. Watch Joseph’s journey back to health.
Joseph’s Story Piriformis Syndrome – Pain in the Buttocks “I love to run but when I was in college I started having pain in the buttocks. It got so bad that I had tingling in my toes at work and I thought I must do something. I had to quit everything and that is frustrating for an active guy. It was to the point where living was a bear.” Joseph tried to find a treatment, but no one could help “Twelve physicians later we still did not have an answer. We tried physical therapy, chiropractor, massage, and everything else. Seven years in I am like what am I going to do?” As an ER physician, Joseph’s father had heard about Dr. Demetrio Aguila, a Peripheral Nerve Surgeon. Dr. Aguila is one of a handful of peripheral nerve surgeons in the United States who focus on relieving chronic pain through nerve surgery. Within five minutes of examining him, Dr. Aguila was able to give Joseph something that had eluded him for seven years and dozens of doctors – a diagnosis. “He walked in and he said to me, I am 80% sure I know what you have.” Joseph had piriformis syndrome, a condition when the sciatic nerve is compressed by the piriformis muscle. Dr. Aguila surgically removed Joseph’s Piriformis Muscle, a procedure only a few doctors in the U.S. are trained to do. Joseph is back to running and living his life to the fullest. “I am thrilled to be back running. It is such a blessing that I can function much less compete.” He has this advice for anyone suffering from back or sciatica pain. “Fly into Norfolk to have Dr. Aguila examine you. I know what it feels like to be hopeless. It has been a blessing to work with Dr. Aguila and his team. I owe them a debt that I can never repay.”
Notalgia paresthetica is a peripheral nerve problem resulting in intense and sometimes painful itching in the mid to upper back and between the shoulder blades. Dr. Demetrio Aguila has a simple way to diagnose and effectively treat Notalgia Paresthetica. In this video he explains how.
Dr. Demetrio Aguila MD explains.
“Notalgia Paresthetica is a problem that occurs in the back. Patients will say I have got itching or a burning sensation. Sometimes they will say I have a stabbing sensation or sometimes they will say I have an aching sensation or electrical sensation. Other patients will come in and just say it hurts doc, can you please take away the pain.
The pain arises from some small sensory nerves that come out of the spinal cord. They branch off from the spinal nerves and they go to the skin and the muscle in that area the patient describes the exact spot right between the shoulder blades where they are having the pain sometimes above that level. sometimes below and then I am pretty sure I know what is going on.
In that case what we will do is a diagnostic block. We will inject that local anesthetic around the nerves that I think might be causing the patient’s
Pain. If we turn those nerves off and we turn off the pain and the patient say doc this feels great, I tell them well we can treat that.
There is a surgical procedure which is relatively straightforward in which we turn those nerves off permanently so that the patients do not end up with chronic pain.
Kandi’s journey to overcoming the pain of Peripheral Neuropathy has been a struggle. She has endured years of testing from dozens of doctors without a diagnosis. Then she found Dr. Demetrio Aguila, a peripheral nerve surgeon focused on relieving chronic pain. Together they are working to resolve her issues. She’s not out of pain yet but this video shows how far she has come since meeting Dr. Aguila.
Patients with peripheral nerve injuries typically experience one or more of these classic symptoms as described by Dr. Aguila. The good news is that if the pain is a result of a peripheral nerve injury, surgery can usually help.
Our team focuses on Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Allergy and ENT treatments and reconstructive surgery.
Healing Hands of Nebraska
New Location at Papillion Family Hospital
Papillion Family Hospital
529 Pinnacle Dr, 2nd floor
Papillion, NE 68046
Millard Family Hospital
Millard Family Hospital
14404 Stony Brook Blvd
Omaha, NE 68137
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Family Hospital at Bushy Creek
Family Hospital at Brushy Creek
230 Deer Ridge Dr.
Round Rock, TX 78681
West Holt Medical Office
West Holt Medical Services
406 West Neely Street
Atkinson, NE 68713
**Practice Hours Subject to Change
1st Tuesday AND 3rd Tuesday of the month: 8am – 3pm (Atkinson outreach)
2nd Tuesday AND 4th Tuesday of the month: noon – 7pm
Wednesday: 8am – 3pm
Thursday: 8am – 3pm
Friday: 8am – 3pm
Saturday & Sunday: closed