Dr. Khan recently addressed leading orthopedic surgeons from around the world at the International Surgery and Ortho Conference in Toronto Canada. The aim of this conference was to provide insight about the latest advancement and treatment modalities in the field of Bones, Joints, and Ligaments of the spine. The prestigious event was chaired by Dr. Seyed M. Rezaian from the California Orthopedic Medical Clinic in USA and Dr. Anthony Young from Desert Institute for Spine Care in the United States. The two day conference discussed the latest updates and issues regarding the field of spinal care with a focus on exploring new concepts in idiopathic back pain.
Dr. Khan was invited to discuss the necessity of novel treatments, such as the KKT Treatment, to be incorporated into the back and neck pain treatment algorithms. Dr. Khan gave a compelling look at the convincing evidence showing how the KKT waves induces beneficial biomechanical and cellular changes that can address the core issues in back pain. The presentation was highly lauded by the participants which included renowned orthopedic surgeons and specialists.
“It was an absolute honor for me to be invited along with some of the leaders in the field. When talking to the orthopedic surgeons attending the conference, I noticed that there is one thing everyone agrees on – a real breakthrough is required in the field of back and neck pain management. It was nice to see the surgeons understand that KKT is the best way to break through this stagnation in the field. I look forward to meeting more with many of the amazing attendees that I met and further coordinating our research efforts.” – Dr. Khan
The benefits of a high protein diet for chronic pain patients
KKT recommends that patients undergoing treatment consume a high protein diet, particularly in the first month and a half of treatment. This is because the entire nervous system, which is built primarily of what we call neurons, is loaded with neurochemicals, which are responsible for communicating between nerves. Neurochemicals are proteins and the nerves themselves are built on a framework and structure of proteins. These proteins allow the nerves to maintain a firm shape, further utilizing neuro-filaments and neurofibrils (proteins).
Your body also has other structural proteins called actin and microtubules and these are also crucial to the functioning of a nerve and the network of nerves which eventually become the spinal cord and the brain. We suggest a high protein diet as it assists during the healing phase of KKT as the body regenerates tissues, especially the nerves in the spinal cord and brain.
For patients who have been subjected to concussions, trauma, ripping of the spinal cord, or traumatic impact on the brain we often recommend a keto diet. A keto diet is a low carb, high fat diet where the body produces ketones in the liver to be used as energy. Referred to as many different names including the ketogenic diet, low carb diet, low carb high fat (LCHF), the focus of a keto diet is ensuring your body is burning ketones as its primary form of energy.
When you eat a diet high in carbs, your body produces glucose and insulin. Glucose is the easiest molecule for your body to convert and use as energy, while insulin is produced to process the glucose in your bloodstream and circulate it around your body. When glucose is being used as your primary source of energy, your fats are not needed and are often stored by the body. This means that on a higher carbohydrate diet, the body will use glucose as the main form of energy. By lowering your intake of carbs, however, the body is induced into a state known as ketosis.
Ketosis is a process that occurs in the body to help you survive when food intake is low. When your body is in this state, you produce ketones. Ketones are produced from the breakdown of fats in the liver. The benefits of a keto diet include weight loss, consistent blood sugar levels, increased mental focus, increased energy, and reduced cholesterol and blood pressure.
Along with introducing the right diet, we also advise that our patients reduce their consumption of junk food when undergoing KKT treatment. Monosodium glutamate or MSG, which can often be found in a lot of Chinese or packaged foods, should be avoided when you’re undergoing KKT treatment.
MSG is a taste enhancer and the reason why it can accomplish this is because it mimics the role of one of the most common neurotransmitters in the brain, glutamate. MSG can interact to overproduce and overreact, or sometimes have the opposite effect, depending on its location in the brain. The main thing to keep in mind is that MSG can act as a neuro-toxin and therefore one should not be using it in any form, particularly in food.
The other neuro-chemical people should be cautious about is aspartame or artificial sweeteners. Once these sweeteners reach the brain, they can create functional confusion and pain in the body such as headaches. During KKT treatment, we recommend restricting your use of artificial sweeteners.
KKT’s state-of-the-art technology is designed to return your body to its peak state through a comprehensive treatment and post-treatment plan. If followed consistently, KKT’s treatment is often more effective and less invasive than other invasive treatments which often don’t treat the underlying cause of your pain.
If you are concerned about the symptoms or physical pain you are experiencing, a comprehensive diagnostic assessment by a KKT physician will determine if you require treatment. Click here to find your nearest KKT clinic and book an appointment
In a continuous effort to maintain the highest standards of all our centers all over the world, Dr. Khan recently visited the centers in the Sharjah and Abu Dhabi centers in United Arab Emirates. Dr. Khan gave a two day presentation to all physicians and staff about the latest updates to the KKT Treatment and devices. He also touched upon the importance of making all of our patient’s first and having a grander vision for health care.
“I wanted to take the opportunity to personally visit each and every doctor in our UAE centers because they are doing so well,” said Dr. Khan, “I wanted them to be the first to get an insight of the latest changes to our technology and our protocol.”
The training session has been highly lauded as a success and it is anticipated that the latest changes will provide considerable benefit to the fortunate patients who will be receiving them in the near future.
Dr. Khan will be continuing his tour of the Middle East centers by conducting a 2 week training session for the newest KKT center in Oman.