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Latest News From Dr. Aguila

Stay informed on the latest industry news and advancements in care offered by our practice. We also share stories from patients whom we’ve helped live better lives.

Superior Cluneal Nerve Entrapment - Abby's Story
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Total Pain Solutions by Healing Hands of Nebraska

Superior Cluneal Nerve Entrapment - Abby's Story

Abby was a busy mom slowed down by constant, aching low back pain. Doctors were mystified because her spine MRIs were normal. After trying and failing many treatments she found Dr. Demetrio Aguila, a pain focused peripheral nerve surgeon. Dr. Aguila diagnosed her with superior cluneal nerve entrapment and relieved her pain in one outpatient procedure. I am Abby Rasmussen from Exira, Iowa. I had been experiencing back pain that would radiate to my side. I've got six kids and a very active lifestyle. My day would depend on my pain. I would always have an ice pack and pain pill with me even though the pill never really took away the pain. My kids would ask me hey Mom you want to go shoot hoops or you want to go for a bike ride, or you want to go play catch or things like that and I would have to tell them no I'm like sorry mom's back hurts. I saw dozens of doctors and surgeons, but no one could quite put their finger on it. I felt very defeated. Then I searched online and found Dr. Demetrio Aguila, a pain-focused peripheral nerve surgeon. He found out where the pain was coming from, felt very confident in what the problem was and that he could fix it through surgery. I was like yep, sign me up. In the operating room, Dr. Aguila removed her superior cluneal nerves. Superior cluneal nerves are nerves that run alongside the spine. When they are entrapped, it can cause low back pain. It was quick and easy, and I've had a good recovery so far. It has been a blessing to not have to worry about oh did I need to go grab pain or I need to be able to lay down before I do an activity I can just live life and enjoy it with my kids and my family and not have to worry about that anymore. To Dr. Aguila, thank you for doing what you do, thank you for being on that cutting edge and keep pushing the envelope and spreading the news that people don't have to live with that pain.
Postherpetic Neuralgia Pain Gone
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Total Pain Solutions by Healing Hands of Nebraska

Postherpetic Neuralgia Pain Gone

Susan had Shingles that developed into Postherpetic Neuralgia, a painful condition characterized by burning and itching. She searched for help and tried many remedies. Nothing worked until she found Dr. Demetrio Aguila, a pain-focused peripheral nerve surgeon. Watch her story and learn more about surgical relief for Postherpetic Neuralgia. "I am Susan Begley from Corbin Kentucky. The pain started before the rash appeared. I had a particular pain in the left side of my forehead right at my eyebrow and it was intense.” She then developed Shingles. “The Shingles came and went but the pain from the neuralgia stayed and it never went away. I lived through it through holidays, birthdays whatever I had to do you know to get through the whatever was going on.” She tried many treatments and saw dozens of doctors. Nothing worked. Then she found Dr. Demetrio Aguila, a pain-focused peripheral nerve surgeon at Total Pain Solutions in Omaha, Nebraska. She started watching his YouTube channel. “I watched testimonials with people that had had the same thing in the same spot and were pain free.” Susan and her husband made the trip to Omaha and met Dr. Aguila. “I liked him immediately. He explained everything what he did and told us different stories about how it came about.” Susan went ahead with the surgical procedure. Dr. Aguila removed her supraorbital and supratrochlear nerves as well as two additional nerves he found. The procedure was done in the office under local anesthesia, without the risks, side effects, or costs of undergoing general anesthesia in the operating room. The surgery was a success. “I have not had any pain since he's done the surgery. The incision is there and it's just the tenderness from that but it's a different kind of pain I don't have that same pain I had before. During the surgery he was explaining what he was doing, and he asked me if I was okay several times as we were going and everything was good. It was a good experience. This was my last hope and I believe we found the solution.”
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