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Podcast Episode #56: Another Miracle Monday with Dr. Henry Zaremba

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Dr. Chad Woolner: Welcome to Miracle Mondays, a brand new segment of the Laser Light Show focused exclusively on practitioners and patients’ amazing and sometimes even unbelievable stories that are occurring each and every day all across the country. We hope that you really enjoy these. And hopefully, you can see that miracles are occurring all around us each and every day. These are the amazing things we get to hear and now you get to hear as well. So, we hope you enjoy Miracle Mondays. What’s going on, everybody? Dr. Chad Woolner here, and welcome to another Miracle Monday. I am really excited for this one. On today’s Miracle Monday, we have Dr. Henry Zaremba. He is a board-certified functional neurologist, and he shares an amazing miracle story about a veteran Coast Guard rescue diver who sustained some really nasty injuries, particularly some pretty bad head injuries and was dealing with some really big problems. And using Erchonia lasers was among a whole suite of different tools was able to get some amazing results with them. So I’m really excited to share this with you. Dr. Zaremba is an amazing practitioner, so we’re excited for you to hear this. So enjoy the miracle. 

 

Transcript

Speakers: 

Dr. Andrew Wells

Dr. Chad Woolner

Dr. Henry Zaremba

 

Dr. Chad Woolner: Growing up in Portland, Oregon, I used to love going to laser light shows at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. They would put on these amazing light shows with incredible designs synced up to some of my favorite music from the Beatles to Pink Floyd to Jimi Hendrix and Metallica. They were awesome. Little did I know then that lasers would have such a profound effect on my life decades later. As a chiropractic physician, I have seen firsthand just how powerful laser therapy is at helping patients struggling with a wide range of health problems. As the leader in laser therapy, Erchonia has pioneered the field in obtaining 20 of the 23 total FDA clearances for therapeutic application of lasers. On this podcast, we’ll explore the science and technology and physiology behind what makes these tools so powerful. Join me as we explore low-level laser therapy. I’m Dr. Chad Woolner, along with my good friend Dr. Andrew Wells, and welcome to the Laser Light Show.

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Dr. Henry Zaremba: Thanks, Dr. Woolner. Thanks, Dr. Wells. It’s such a pleasure to have been invited to participate in this podcast. I’ve been listening to the Laser Light Show for quite some time now. So it’s really cool to connect with you guys and I’m really grateful for it and excited for the opportunity. My name is Dr. Henry Zaremba I’m a board-certified chiropractic neurologist with Apex brain centers here in Asheville, North Carolina. I graduated from Palmer Chiropractic school Florida campus in 2017. I got my start working at a functional medicine clinic in Boulder doing some neuro rehab work with Dr. Ian Holloman, you can find him on TikTok now as Dr. Otto immune. But I worked there for about a year and then I ended up getting a job at revive treatment centers which was an intensive neuro Rehabilitation Center in Denver. There I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Josh flowers. Dr. Charlene go day got to learn from some really smart people there had some really good hands-on experience working with severe traumatic brain injuries, stroke patients, a number of post-concussion syndromes, so a lot of brain injury work while I was working there, also had the opportunity to work as part of an interdisciplinary team. So I worked with MDS and pressure nurse practitioners. It was a very cool experience, and yeah, it was able to, I feel like really gained a lot of clinical acumen there to revive, and closed their doors in December of 2022. And as luck would have it, Dr. Trafford was looking for someone to join Apex brain centers around the same time and ended up being a great fit. So it’s been amazing to learn from Dr. Treefort. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to work with them. And you know, be connected with the good people like you guys that Erchonia here too. So my story regarding a patient actually starts last year when Dr. Treefort went to a Erchonia seminar extravaganza, one of those big parties you guys throw down in Florida where, you know, he had the chance to network and interact with a bunch of different reps and people that were using Erchonia products we have a had an FX 635 and a Zerona laser already at the time. But he came back and like alright, we got to get a GVL so Around the time we got in our GVL unit, handheld unit, we, we had a patient come in, who was one of the classic rough and tumble types, a lot of you out in clinical practice will know what I’m talking about. He was a veteran of the Coast Guard where he was a rescue diver. And these dudes do some real extreme stuff from holding their breath for long periods of time, going in crazy conditions, diving and crazy conditions, you know, pushing their bodies to the limit, etc. So a number of different you know, near drownings, other other sorts of injuries related to that career, you know, was a motorcycle rider for most of his life had multiple severe accidents, and a few other injuries, like in part of his part of his job working with machinery, in 2017. So a few years before he came to see us in March 2023, he was working with a machine and a piece ended up falling on him. And what ended up happening was his buddies basically gave him first aid, you know, put some peroxide on his cuts. And he drove home, you know, ended up going into the emergency room the next day, and they, you know, evaluated his rib fractures and spinal fractures and all the other things he had going on, but nobody thought to scan his head or check him out for concussions or head injuries. So, you know, down the line, multiple surgeries and further head injuries later, he came to us hemiparetic On the left side, for found muscle weakness, and he also had Complex Regional Pain Syndrome CRPS, where he had huge pain sensitivity, he had the neurovascular changes to his hand and his nails. A lot of the typical findings there, but really just profound pain that was affecting his movement affecting his mood, affecting his relationship with his wife. He came to us on a number of different medications. He’s a cigarette smoker, just to try to help deal with the pain. You know, you name it, there’s all sorts of things going on here. And then the nervous system is showing us tremoring dystonia too as a result of just this long standing, head injuries, long standing pain, you know, you name it. So a lot of layers to this case. But this was one of those amazing cases where he came to us for an intensive program. At Apex brain centers, a lot of our patients are opting for more immersive types of treatment where we have them in the office for between three and five, four or five hours over the course of a day doing repetitive therapies doing brain exercises, cold laser therapies, interactive metronome neurofeedback, we got a lot of different tools in the toolbox. So we essentially just run these patients through the three different stations over and over again. And then over the course of multiple days stacking on top of each other, we can really create some great changes faster. And that works in a lot of ways to help to instill hope. And that was what happened, in this case where this patient was signed up for a five day program. And on day three, they hadn’t they had dropped their foot on the left side, they were unable to dorsiflex that, that left foot and ankle and they were picking it up and feeling a deep not only they were they moving the left ankle, but they were actually feeling a decrease in the pain. And that was on day three, day one was mostly evaluation. So really two days of treatment in using the GVL stacked with other neurologic brain based therapies. We saw some really instantaneous dramatic changes that this was a patient who wasn’t really sure it was possible. So just seeing the you know, instant tears from him and his wife. You know, I think everybody in the room could really feel just like magic in that moment. It was one of those things where it clicked. And you could see that this was someone who went from suicidal ideation, depression, you know, alcohol and cigarettes to, you know, there’s hope again, and I’m gonna get better for my family and watching this transformation with this gentleman over the ensuing three weeks because he actually was able to extend his care plan because things were working and he was feeling good about it over the next from a five day program to a 15 day three Monday to Friday weeks. And he left with a huge improvement in his mobility, not only from improved motor activity and better just recruitment in terms of frontal lobe firing down into his muscles, but also a big reduction in his pain has complex regional pain syndrome and resulting decrease in his irritability and also improvement in his cognitive function. You know, we often think of pain as just existing on its own but pain is taking away from the brain’s resources of higher cognition, executive function, emotional regulation. and these are all things that we saw start to become restored with this patient in about a 15 day program. So I feel that the results that this patient saw wouldn’t have been possible without the GVL, especially because of what the GVL did to help accelerate his progress. That’s one of the main differences I noticed immediately with this device is that when we start using it, I feel that we are seeing shifts in these tissues, and in these brain structures faster than with some of the other lasers that we had at our disposal beforehand. Not to mention the FX 635 35 as well. So yeah, cold laser was a pivotal part of this, this person’s case, and they are immensely better off for it. It was just inspiring, I got the chance to meet his daughter as well. Such a nice family and just being able to see the really profound levels of hope and gratitude that they were expressing. It’s just the type of thing that kind of gets you up in the morning and, and gets you into the practice when you know, maybe you didn’t sleep so good or you’re not in the best mood or you’ve got you know, a bunch of emails that you need to answer. So I’m just really grateful to work. Work with Dr. Treefort and am grateful for the opportunity to work at Apex here. And also, again, grateful for the opportunity to connect with you guys. Again, looking forward to hearing some of the other miracle Monday stories that you guys are able to share. And I’m looking forward to connecting with you guys further in the future. I’d love to be on further podcasts. So if you guys are ever in Nashville, please let us know. Love to love to meet you guys for a beverage sometime. And I look forward to it sometimes. So thank you so much Dr. Woolner. Dr. Wells. That’s my story. And thank you very much.

 

Dr. Chad Woolner: Thanks for listening to the Laser Light Show. Be sure to subscribe and give us a review. If you’re interested in learning more about Erchonia, just head on over to Erchonia.com. There you’ll find a ton of useful resources, including research news and links to upcoming live events, as well as the Erchonia E community where you can access for free additional resources, including advanced training and business tools. Again, thanks for listening, and we will catch you on the next episode.

 

About The Guest(s):

Dr. Henry Zaremba is a board-certified chiropractic neurologist with Apex Brain Centers in Asheville, North Carolina. 

Summary:

Dr. Henry Zaremba, a board-certified chiropractic neurologist with Apex Brain Centers in Asheville, North Carolina, shares a compelling story treating a veteran Coast Guard rescue diver. The diver, suffering from severe injuries, including head trauma and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) recovered due to a mixture of the transformative impact of Erchonia’s GVL unit, coupled with other neurologic therapies, in a comprehensive treatment program. 

Key Takeaways:

The patient experienced remarkable improvements in mobility, pain reduction, and cognitive function over a 15-day period. Dr. Zaremba expresses gratitude for the opportunity to connect with Erchonia and highlights the accelerated progress observed with the GVL device, emphasizing its pivotal role in the patient’s recovery.

Quotes:

“At Apex brain centers, a lot of our patients are opting for more immersive types of treatment where we have them in the office for between three and five, four or five hours over the course of a day doing repetitive therapies doing brain exercises, cold laser therapies, interactive metronome neurofeedback, we got a lot of different tools in the toolbox. So we essentially just run these patients through the three different stations over and over again. And then over the course of multiple days stacking on top of each other, we can really create some great changes faster. And that works in a lot of ways to help to instill hope.” -Dr. Henry Zaremba

“We often think of pain as just existing on its own but pain is taking away from the brain’s resources of higher cognition, executive function, emotional regulation. and these are all things that we saw start to become restored with this patient in about a 15 day program. So I feel that the results that this patient saw wouldn’t have been possible without the GVL, especially because of what the GVL did to help accelerate his progress.” -Dr. Henry Zaremba

“I feel that we are seeing shifts in these tissues, and in these brain structures faster than with some of the other lasers that we had at our disposal beforehand. Not to mention the FX 635 35 as well. So yeah, cold laser was a pivotal part of this”  -Dr. Henry Zaremba