Pain Management Expert Turns to Natural Therapies for His Patients
Dr. David Silver
Dr. Silver is board certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine, and in addition to maintaining his practice is currently the Chief Medical Officer at Targeted Medical Pharma. He has published over 100 papers in his 24 years of clinical practice, has lectured extensively on pain management, has been an investigator on over 100 clinical trials and is the former Clinical Chief of Rheumatology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in Los Angeles, CA.
Q. What is the Biggest Challenge for Chronic Pain Patients?
A. The biggest challenge for both patients and physicians is finding a therapy that works to alleviate the issues caused by chronic pain without causing harmful side effects.
Q. Why is chronic pain so difficult to treat?
A. The short answer is because it is ultimately a disease of the nervous system, and finding the right balance of therapies to help restore normal pain controls, minimize the damaging effects of inflammation and restore balance back to the nervous system is difficult.
Q. What is Theramine?
A. Theramine is an amino acid based therapy that is specifically designed to address the increased nutritional requirements of pain syndromes, such as fibromyalgia, chronic pain, neuropathic pain, and inflammatory pain.
Q. Are there clinical trials that support the efficacy of Theramine?
A. Yes, there have been two large double blind clinical trials performed with Theramine. In both of these studies, patients experienced a statistically significant reduction in low back pain as well as a reduction in the inflammatory markers, CRP and Interleukin-6.
Q. How does Theramine work to help people with joint and muscle discomfort?
A. Theramine provides the body with the targeted nutrition for improved nervous system function, and delivers them to the cells of interest by utilizing a patented process called Targeted Cellular Technology.
Q. Is Theramine associated with harmful side effects?
A. In two large published double blind clinical trials involving Theramine, there were no reported adverse side effects among patients taking 4 capsules daily. Theramine is not an NSAID or an opioid pain medication. There have been millions of Theramine capsules sold in the United States since 2006 without a single reported GI bleed, adverse cardiovascular event or report of addiction.
Q. When would you recommend Theramine to a patient?
A. In my clinical practice, I would often recommend Theramine as a front line therapy for my chronic pain patients who could not tolerate the side effects of certain pain medications. I would also use Theramine as a tool to help me reduce and eventually replace dangerous high dose analgesics.