Tag Archive for: chronic pain

Postherpetic Neuralgia: Intercostal Nerve Pain

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!”

The M25 Program Comes to Life at Millard Family Hospital

M25 Program Helps a Young Boy and His Family

This story brings to life why Dr. Aguila created the M25 Program which allows patients to pay for surgery with community service. Nine-year-old Silas suffered a horrible dog bite to the face, an injury requiring multiple surgeries. His parents could not afford the treatment that would dramatically affect their son’s life. Thankfully they had access to the M25 Program, an experience that touched everyone involved in Silas’s care.

 

 

Gratitude for Dr. Aguila and the M25 Program

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.

Carpal Tunnel Release Success Story: Theresa Gets Back in the Game

Theresa suffered from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome for years but put off dealing with the pain because she didn’t want to stop her active life. Then she found out about Dr. Demetrio Aguila and Carpal Tunnel Release with Ultrasound Guidance. CTR with Ultrasound Guidance is done in the doctor’s office with local anesthesia and best of all no downtime. Watch her story and learn more about this innovative procedure.

Director of Surgical Services Family Hospital Systems Nebraska

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!”

Carpal Tunnel Release with Ultrasound Guidance Success Story

Trevor was suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. As a mechanic, he needs his hands to function to do his job. He was excited when he found out Dr. Demetrio Aguila was offering Carpal Tunnel Release with Ultrasound Guidance in his hometown of Atkinson, Nebraska at the West Holt Medical Facility. Trevor was grateful to go back to work right after the procedure. Learn more by watching his story in his own words…

My name is Trevor, and I am from Atkinson Nebraska. I was having numbness and pain in my hands, so I thought this sounded like a good option for me. When I found out that Dr. Aguila came to Atkinson, Nebraska I thought I would check it out. It is nice that he is in my hometown. He does all the diagnostic work here to see if you are a candidate for Carpal Tunnel Release with Ultrasound Guidance. They have all the technology for the procedure here too. This option is less invasive, less downtime so there were enough pros that I decided it was time to get it done. My experience at West Holt was phenomenal. Dr. Aguila lets you see what is going on and I like that. He gives you a local anesthetic and it is painless. That is the best part. He uses his tool and does his thing and it is over. You can go home right after  and it is fast. Basically nothing, there are no limitations after Carpal Tunnel Release with Ultrasound Guidance. I can go right back to work this afternoon. Going right back to work is huge so I can keep providing for my family. I would recommend Carpal Tunnel Release with Ultrasound Guidance to anyone.

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Piriformis Syndrome Pain Relieved with Peripheral Nerve Surgery

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.”

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First Surgery at Millard Family Hospital

Dr. Demetrio Aguila shares his excitement in performing the first surgery at Millard Family Hospital, a neighborhood hospital in Omaha, Nebraska fully equipped for surgery. Dr. AGuila was inspired by their mission of making healthcare accessible, personal and transparent.

Notalgia Paresthetica Explained

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.

 

Carpal Tunnel Release With Ultrasound Guidance

Kathy and Barry drove three hours from their home in Casey, Iowa to undergo Carpal Tunnel Release under Ultrasound Guidance with Dr. Demetrio Aguila. Back for their one-month follow up appointment husband and wife are thrilled with the results. Both went back to work right away and Kathy says she has more energy than she’s had in ten years. Take a listen…

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