Just talked to a guy in a wheelchair that could not use a soft chamber. The bags tend to require you to lie down and I totally spaz out when I am supine. I mean it is bad. So I cannot see myself using the types of bags that you spread out on the floor. And the wheelchair bag, the grand conical dive is not a wheel in design. You're supposed to pick up the wheelchair and put it inside the "tent". Yeah, like I have six bodybuilders hanging around the house all day long that will lift me and my wheelchair up and put me inside... what a dumb approach.
The reason I am so attracted to the hard chamber that was pictured at that chiropractors is that the chamber could be designed to be used with a Hoyer lift. I want to be able to sit in the chamber and use my laptop or read. And I want the chamber to be easy to use, to transfer in and out of. I do not know enough details yet, have not spoken to the engineer yet, but the physiotherapist says she is very excited about this project and she seems to be very well connected, so I am hoping it can happen without too much delay.
One of the things that I have been observing/noting over the last few months is how purple my hands are becoming. This is been apparent in my feet for many years, the discoloration, the purple hue, sometimes verging on black depending on how I've been sitting. But now my hands are getting more and more mottled/purplish black it seems to me that the more purple I become, the more function I'm losing. Personally, I keep thinking that this is all tied up to structural defects in my spine. My weird jaw... was diagnosed with TMJ years ago, had a splint made, wore it many nights but gave up on it as being uncomfortable and ineffective. But I have one of the worst under bites that many dentists have ever seen. Most think I was in some form of accident to have such a severe maloccusional.
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In Tacoma, Washington, a dentist, Farrand Robson, DDS, is producing major relief for a variety of major health problems with a dental splint that enhances breathing and thus increases the body's intake of life-giving oxygen. Patients with sleep apnea, hypertension, back pain, fibromyalgia, TMJ, thoracic outlet syndrome and even multiple sclerosis symptoms have responded to this treatment. A 46-year-old contractor with visual field loss, leg numbness, leg pain, "walking like a drunk," and more, was sent to a neurologist, who found MS lesions in the white matter of his brain. He went to a prominent specialist in multiple sclerosis. Heavy doses of steroids damaged his retina, leaving him unable to read. He could not crush a potato chip in his left hand. He considered suicide because of his total physical disablement.
His wife, who had been helped by Dr. Robson for her neck pain, urged him to see the dentist. When the splint was placed in his mouth, he was immediately able to reach 170 pounds pressure on a grip meter. His vision improved immediately, although he also needed surgery for additional improvement.
Dr. Rowen wonderts if multiple sclerosis could be more than white matter lesions damaging the brain, as is now thought. Why is it, he wonders, that brain lesions are poorly correlated with MS symptoms and why do lesions suddenly come and go?
Dr. Rowen himself was treated by Dr. Robson for long-term upper back tension. X-rays showed an abnormal reversal in his neck curve that, he says, was protecting his airway. The x-ray also showed an obliterated disc at C6-7. After treatment, the C6-7 disc could be seen and the abnormal curve partially corrected itself. As a result, the one-half inch of height loss he had noticed was restored. You can find out if there's a dentist in your area by calling Dr. Robson at 1-800-977-1945, or if you are in the Tacoma, Washington area, call 253-272-8651.
Source: Second Opinion newsletter, February 2004, by Robert Jay Rowen, M.D.