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Yale Med School 1968; Army Flight Surgeon, Major; Orthodox & Alternative Med (since 1970); 200 threadreaders Twitter @badgleylaurence
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Sep 25 10 tweets 2 min read
OPIATES ARE BAD: In late 1980’s Schwartezenegger became gov of Ca. He prob. supported by Med insurance companies, & he had law passed to take medical decision making away from work comp MD’s & put it into hands of MD’s who were “Utilization Reviewers” for insurance companies. Around the same time, a Canadian researcher was feeding opiates to rats in pain. The rats told the researcher that the opiates made the pain worse and asked for more opiates.
Sep 22 8 tweets 2 min read
HSD, hEDS, others? ~26 genes sort in various permutations & penetrance. Then environmental idiosyncratic mechanisms of injury. Classifications useless. What counts: individual manifestations & meeting patients where they lie. Gravity vectors & hands on soft tissue exams paramount RATIONAL EFFORTS: primary soft tissue injuries must be diagnosed, then rational therapies applied in customized fashion & applied hierarchically because certain musculoskeletal dysfunctions require specific Tx & must precede attempts to correct secondary & dependent dysfunctions.
Aug 29 9 tweets 2 min read
@medicalheresy MASTER RACE PROCREATION? Is it possible? Does the current pandemic suggest the any medical pathways? It is beginning to appear that modern stealth warfare and the takedown of entire nations will occur by creation & selective introduction of bioengineer viruses that target natural human bio chemicals & cellular receptors.
Aug 21 9 tweets 2 min read
MIGRAINE: is a disorder I have encountered in patients 100’s of times practicing medicine since 1967. Here is my take: a dynamic pattern seems to be chronic cervical muscle spasm & underlying Muscle Tension Headache. Chronic cervical muscle spasm, especially of Superior trapezius muscle, seems to be trigger for migraine headaches. My regard: autonomic nervous system feedback between arterioles pinched by spastic cervical muscles & autonomic nerves that control brain arteriole smooth muscles.
Aug 13 6 tweets 2 min read
ENDOMETRIOSIS? Assuming there is such a diagnosis: PHYSICAL EXAMINATION: for Hyper-mobility Syndrome, Scoliosis, low back pain, asymmetric pelvic brims, sacroiliac joint (SIJ) subluxation, Symphysis pubis joint pain, step-off of pubic rami at Symphysis pubis. Next … HISTORY OF: IBS (either the diarrhea or constipation type)
DYSPARUNIA (Symphysis pubis subluxation with “missionary psn.”), URINARY FREQUENCY (common type, nocturnal, or Interstitial Cystitis).
Jul 28 5 tweets 2 min read
ENDOMETRIOSIS? Pathologists can’t define tissue characteristics. Endometriosis experts can’t establish standard diagnostic criteria. Only one person sees what’s in the laparoscopy (lap) & biopsies are not taken. Each lap creates intestinal adhesions/kinks & IBS symptoms. ENDOMETRIOSIS: Why would natural selection evolve female forms with 10% chance of being dysfunctional in face of laborious efforts required to survive in the wild? Endometriosis ⬆️ since 1960’s, era when women became doused with estrogens (BC Pills), which alter uterine tissue.
Jul 25 5 tweets 3 min read
@headdock Perhaps character, a behavioral trait based on amorphous intersections of heredity & environment, might influence cognition of pain. Alternatively, patients might simply experience what their mechano-receptor-pain transducers directly report to their sensory minds. God knows. @headdock Ascribing to character deficits behavior demonstrations of exaggerated pain that might simply be tropic responses to sensory phenomenon flies in the face of Darwinian evolution & suggests that humans have intelligence to mentally erase cognition of pain. Are you suggesting this?
Jul 4 5 tweets 1 min read
LONG-COVID: a bewildering set of symptoms, which might be integrated by regard for dysautonomias. POTS is certainly a dysautonomia. Diminished cardiac ejection, even minimal, is a direct cause of fatigue and body wisdom to remain reclined. If viral renegades were to choose a tissue to hide & from where to ambush, it might very well be the neural tissue maze, like Herpes zoster.
Jun 12 7 tweets 2 min read
HEPATITIS AFTER COVID-19? This is an interesting medical disorder dynamic. Apparently, there is no yet-defined etiologic mechanism. SWEDISH STUDY: within several weeks study was reported whereby solution-of-vaccine-containing viral-gene-material was used to bath cultures of live human liver cells. Within 6 hours the gene-material reverse-transcripted into the nuclear-genes (D-N-A) of the live liver cells.
Jun 5 5 tweets 2 min read
FIBRO PAIN: chronic widespread pain at entheses where major muscles of upright posture are spastic from holding upright a body tower tilted in the gravitational field, due to pelvic girdle instability from loose sacroiliac joint ligaments. A sacroiliac belt, yoga pants, Spanx, etc. can be used to press pelvic structures centrally, form close the sacroiliac joints, and relax stretched SIJ ligaments. Heat helps to relax spastic muscles & climate of Hawaii is perfect.
May 31 15 tweets 3 min read
BACK PAIN & CHRONIC FATIGUE: 13-30% of chronic low back pain generated by loose & subluxing Sacroiliac Joints; wherein tethering ligaments are injured. When reclined, pelvic bony ring meets ground force of the mattress, torquing the sacroiliac joints, ▶️ sleep-disrupting PAIN. CHRONIC NON-RESTORATIVE SLEEP begets chronic fatigue. REM sleep is interrupted and symptoms of daytime confusion and chronic depression emerge, AKA Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). All the while, the low back hurts due to chronically injured Sacroiliac Joint ligaments.
May 22 10 tweets 2 min read
OVERLOOKED PAIN IN WOMEN: Complaints of pain by women historically discounted because women commonly suffer pain syndromes not readily diagnosed. Most chronic pain generates from stretched, injured soft tissues, fascia, ligaments, tendons, which are mostly unable to be imaged. Women have hypermobile soft tissues correlate with childbirth. It is easier to injure female joints and musculoskeletal parts than same tissues in men. For example, 4% women develop widespread inflamed and painful entheses where their tendons insert on bones.
May 22 14 tweets 2 min read
A recent tweet to me: “I saw only one post of yours on endometriosis and hypermobility. Anecdotally I have a few members now with infertility problems, some with crohn’s , some with endometriosis . Any evidence to support issues here with hypermobility ? Thanks” MY RESPONSE: “Yes, the sacroiliac joint is commonly loosened in hypermobile women. The presacral plexus of nerves overlies the ventral surface of this joint.”
Apr 2 42 tweets 7 min read
COMPLEX PAIN SYNDROMES EXPLAINED: Chronic pain patients commonly harbor several chronic pain syndromes. In this retweet, I will explain why, based on more than 35 years taking care of chronic pain patients & collecting & publishing my clinical data internationally. To be cont… Recently, I opened a new office for injured workers/auto accident clients in Hilo, HI. A large work comp insurance company executive adjuster kindly visited me with some advice. Even though I had been caring for work comp patents since 1980’s, I was interested to hear her ideas.
Jan 12 16 tweets 3 min read
MIGRAINES: several years ago, I went to a “Pain Week” symposium. A featured speaker was a world-acclaimed book-published Neurologist whose topic & expertise was Migraine. I regarded that I was finally going to get the skinny on this obtuse subject. After 30 minutes & a spaghetti diagram of unimaginable connections & correlations of obscure brain centers I folded. My cause was not lost however. He then proclaimed, “I just came back from the American College of Neurology … they just redefined Migraine”. I moved forward…
Jan 9 21 tweets 4 min read
EDS PAIN? I have learned from my patients that for EDS & Fibromyalgia pain the most effective & non-addictive medication is Full Extract Cannabis Oil (FECO), which sells for about $50 per oz in local dispensaries. Full Extract Cannabis Oil is about 77% pure THC (decarboxalated THC-A). While beginning use, one needs to use about a rice grain piece per day for about one month to build tolerance. During this time, one is oft tired & given to somnolence.
Dec 5, 2021 22 tweets 4 min read
SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT: the premise that this disorder is due to increased thickness of the Supraspinatus Tendon is interesting. Additional information is needed to firm up the theory. Do sufferers have bilateral increase thickness & thereby suggest a genetic factor? Or… Is there a bio-mechanical explanation for the greater girth of the Supraspinatus tendon (SST) in those with unilateral? Is the increase thickness due to mechanical irritation & inflammation? Is the increased thickness due to hypertrophy, due in turn to altered bio-mechanics?
Dec 3, 2021 17 tweets 3 min read
CANNABIS AS MEDICINE: Worthy effort Dr. Caplan, but not on target. What patients seeking cannabinoids want is to control specific symptoms. Medical symptoms in great part reflect perturbations of neural system; particularly the dominant activations of autonomic nervous system. As you know, the neural tissues are replete with receptors for cannabinoids, even within the CNS & brain. The Sympathetic nervous system evokes flight and flight physiology: wakefulness, anxiety, energy, creative ideas, socialization, & exploration.
Nov 28, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
TMD: caused by Masseter m. spasm due to slightly/chronically tilted head, common in women w. Hypermobility Syndrome, who suffer SIJ instability ➡️ functional scoliosis ➡️ asymmetric shoulders ➡️ tilted head. Mandible bone mass falls to earth center at 32’/sec/sec. GRAVITY RULES. TMD is most commonly found on side of the face uppermost in a head that is chronically tilted, wherein chronic Masseter m. spasm attempts to maintain opposition of dental sulcus, as associated mandible bone hangs toward earth center. GRAVITY RULES.
Nov 6, 2021 9 tweets 2 min read
LONG-DISEASE: Academic studies of numerous varieties of etiologic factors (genes, parasites/microbes of all kinds, nutrition, environment, etc.) for ME/CFS & only one independent variable appeared: severe physical inactivity. Profound bedrest of several weeks seems to tip the metabolic scale to a point of no return. Could this be the holy grail of causation for Long-Disease (COVID-19, Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS)?
Sep 15, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Immune System creates anti-AE2 antibodies (AB) (vs. C19 spike receptor epitopes) which blossom epitopes somewhat homologous w. AE2 receptor antigen proteins; itself becoming a 2nd generation AB with weak pathologic epitopes vs. AE2. Take out these epitopes. METHOD: use vertebrate species to create hyperimmune biological fluids dense with antibodies; aroused by vaccinating animals with mRNA vaccines. Dried powders of these fluids = food grade & can be dusted on body orifices; defeating C19 as it attempts to assault the body.