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New Texas Pain Treatment Helps Earl Campbell, Others

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 09:47 PM CDT

University of Texas football legend Earl Campbell has suffered from chronic pain over the years.  A revolutionary treatment is already helping ease that pain though - not just for Campbell - but for many living with painful disorders.

A young boy with a neurological reflex disorder has more in common with Longhorn Heisman Trophy winner Earl Campbell than you might think.  Especially when it comes to chronic pain.

"I stay in pain so much until it's just something I learn to live with over the years," Campbell said.

Live with - but not accept.

After enduring several surgeries on his back over the years, Campbell is trying something new.  It's a cutting edge treatment called Vecttor.

Designed by Houston-area pain physician Dr. Donald Rhodes, the device uses electrodes to help increase oxygen levels in the blood stream and improve circulation.

"What we're hoping to do is improve his quality of life and improve his ability to walk," he said.

Videos posted online by Rhodes and his team show dramatic results.  Recently, the FDA approved Vecttor for the treatment of chronic pain, but soon it will be tested out on patients with muscular dystrophy as part of a clinical trial in Houston.

"It's a completely different way of looking at the world," Rhodes said.

Campbell's first treatment lasted just over an hour.  One thing he does have now - just like the boy in this video - hope.

More Information:
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April 15, 2014 07:11 GMT

AMERICAN LEAGUE Monday's Games

Baltimore 7, Tampa Bay 1

Seattle 7, Texas 1

Oakland 3, L.A. Angels 2

Tuesday's Games

Chicago Cubs (Hammel 2-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 1-0), 7:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 1-1) at Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 0-1), 7:05 p.m.

Cleveland (McAllister 1-0) at Detroit (A.Sanchez 0-0), 7:08 p.m.

Seattle (Beavan 0-0) at Texas (R.Ross 0-0), 8:05 p.m.

Boston (Peavy 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Er.Johnson 0-1), 8:10 p.m.

Kansas City (Ventura 0-0) at Houston (Harrell 0-2), 8:10 p.m.

Toronto (Morrow 1-1) at Minnesota (Hughes 0-0), 8:10 p.m.

Oakland (Straily 1-1) at L.A. Angels (Richards 2-0), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Monday's Games

Atlanta 9, Philadelphia 6

Washington 9, Miami 2

Cincinnati 7, Pittsburgh 7, tie, 6 innings, susp., rain

St. Louis 4, Milwaukee 0

N.Y. Mets 7, Arizona 3

San Diego 5, Colorado 4

Tuesday's Games

Cincinnati 7, Pittsburgh 7, tie, 6 innings, comp. of susp. game, 5:30 p.m.

Atlanta (Hale 0-0) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 2-1), 7:05 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Hammel 2-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 1-0), 7:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Cole 2-0) at Cincinnati (Leake 1-1), 7:10 p.m.

Washington (Strasburg 1-1) at Miami (Koehler 1-1), 7:10 p.m.

St. Louis (S.Miller 0-2) at Milwaukee (Estrada 1-0), 8:10 p.m.

N.Y. Mets (Mejia 1-0) at Arizona (Arroyo 1-0), 9:40 p.m.

Colorado (Nicasio 1-0) at San Diego (Erlin 1-0), 10:10 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 0-0) at San Francisco (Lincecum 0-1), 10:15 p.m.

NBA

Monday's Games

Washington 114, Miami 93

Philadelphia 113, Boston 108

Toronto 110, Milwaukee 100

Charlotte 95, Atlanta 93

Chicago 108, Orlando 95

Houston 104, San Antonio 98

New Orleans 101, Oklahoma City 89

L.A. Lakers 119, Utah 104

Memphis 97, Phoenix 91

Golden State 130, Minnesota 120

Tuesday's Games

New York at Brooklyn, 8 p.m.

Denver at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS

FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) Wednesday, April 16

Montreal at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.

Columbus at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.

Dallas at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

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