Pain 'Down-Regulating' Cream

Pain 'Down-Regulating' Cream

Although the nerves for sensation are mostly soft tissue and respond to similar signals for growth as other soft tissue, they are part of the nervous system. The effects of dextrose and mannitol on the nervous system have been getting a lot of attention.

We are now proposing that much of the cause of chronic pain is from nerves as they are affected by membranes called "fascia" and especially right as they come out between muscles to run under the skin. These penetration points are considered areas of potential damage. Due to the strong neuroprotective activities of dextrose on nerves in animals and its safety in humans, the idea was formed to apply dextrose in a transdermal cream over the penetration points and sometimes the entire nerve course. This cream can be made by patients themselves.

Over two years of clinical experience have shown a frequent consistent beneficial effect on pain when patients shown the pattern of pain over classic areas of nerve penetration and sometimes without other treatment. This effect sometimes is felt within 10 minutes for conditions as diverse as acute shingles, osteoarthritis of the fingers, and reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD).

Clinical experience suggests that twice daily application is effective for most patients. A wide range of other beneficial effects of this cream are currently being investigated.

Dextrose cream research is minimal to this point. Further studies are underway.

K. Dean Reeves, M.D. is a physician and medical researcher in the area of pain caused by arthritis, chronic sprains and chronic strains. His private practice is located in the greater Kansas City area of Roeland Park, Kansas.  He collaborates in research with other locations across the country and internationally, and is licensed in the states of Kansas and Missouri.

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