Publications 2017-10-13T06:35:18-07:00

Publications Written by Dr. Odell:

Electronic Signal Treatment Can Restore Peroneal Nerve Function in Patients with Foot Drop

We utilize the Combined Electrochemical Treatment (CET) to reverse the signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy (1, 2, 3). Approximately 5% of our neuropathy patients present with common peroneal nerve dysfunction (foot drop). Common peroneal nerve dysfunction is damage to the peroneal nerve leading to loss of movement or sensation in the foot and leg. Not only is there a loss of feeling, but larger motor nerves are sometimes affected…Read More

Clinical Outcomes Utilizing the Combined Electrochemical Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy: A Retrospective Study from a Western Clinic

Treatment of peripheral neuropathy has been confined to papering over symptoms with medications such as gabapentin and pregabalin, both of which have high side effect profiles approaching 40%. The Combined Electrochemical Technique (CET), co-developed and popularized by the first author, has been shown to safely and effectively treat peripheral neuropathies of all causes. Retrospective results from the first experiences with CET to treat neuropathy are presented…Read More

New Technique Combines Electrical Currents and Local Anesthetic for Pain Management

Combined electrochemical nerve block reduced pain in 80% of patients with neuropathies and 50% of patients with intractable back pain. Numerous types of electrical currents are offered in modern electromedicine. The plethora of currents is made possible by varying the frequency, amplitude (intensity), and direction of the current in time. Within these electric current parameters are distinct and varying physiologic and therapeutic effects for the human biosystem…Read More

Reclaiming The Art of Medicine: Prospective & Case Studies In The Treatment of Neuropathic And Myofascial Pain

The allopathic practice of “have symptom…give pill” does not work for chronic disease. While superb at treating acute disease and trauma, western medicine only manages the symptoms of chronic disease. Using neuropathy as a model, we have developed a safe and effective technique for treating all causes of this disease. The technique also successfully treats central and myofascial pain…Read More

Successful Opioid Reduction When Treating Pain By Using Electric Cell Signaling

According to the CDC, the opioid epidemic that currently faces America caused 47,050 deaths in 2014 or 5.37 deaths every hour. [1] Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, yoga, exercise, and cognitive-behavioral therapy represent non-narcotic treatments that have shown some success in reducing the use of narcotics. [2] Electric cell signaling of nerve cells has produced effective and safe results in reducing neuropathic pain. [3] This study reports that electric signaling of nerve cells reduces the use of opioids…Read More

Combined Electrochemical Treatment For Peripheral Neuropathy

This technique uses local anesthetic blocks in conjunction with electric cell signaling treatment (EST) to successfully treat neuropathies of all causes. Aneuropathy occurs as a result of basic pathologic processes gone awry—either from injury or disease. The incidence of neuropathy increases with age and its prevalence is growing...Read More

Treating Neuropathic Pain: Mitigating Some Guess Work

Editorial – Podiatry Today

Cynthia Cernak, DPM; Eric M. Larsen, DPM; Robert H. Odell, MD, PhD

This paper provides a practical approach to the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral neuropathies, defined as damage or diseases affecting nerves that then produce symptoms related to dysfunction in the nerve itself (as opposed to nociceptive pain, where the nerve is performance is normal).  Neuropathies take many forms depending on anatomic location.  A mononeuropathy affects a single spinal or peripheral nerve, whose cause is likely to be a distinct anatomic lesion (such as disc disease or tarsal tunnel syndrome).   Systemic […]