No Photo Available

Last Update

2015-02-14T00:00:00.000Z

This profile was last updated on .

Is this you? Claim your profile.

Wrong Carlos Vallbona?

Dr. Carlos A. Vallbona

HQ Phone: (314) 534-5070

Get ZoomInfo Grow

+ Get 10 Free Contacts a Month

Please agree to the terms and conditions

I agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. I understand that I will receive a subscription to ZoomInfo Grow at no charge in exchange for downloading and installing the ZoomInfo Contact Contributor utility which, among other features, involves sharing my business contacts as well as headers and signature blocks from emails that I receive.

Post-Polio Health International Inc

4207 Lindell Blvd. # 110

Saint Louis, Missouri 63108

United States

Company Description

Welcome, Post Polio Support Group of Maine, ME. 04345, Private, non-profit 501 [c] (3) organization. Information on the late effects of polio to more than nine hundred polio survivors, their families, and health care providers throughout Northern New Engl ... more

Find other employees at this company (11)

Background Information

Employment History

Healthcare

Texas Medical Center

Chairman of the Department of Community Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine

Chief of Staff of the Program

CommunityHealth

Adjunct Professor of Preventive Medicine and A Faculty Associate With the Center for Health Promotion Research

UT Health Science Center

Positions and Various Study Sections

National Institutes of Health

Affiliations

Board of Directors for Healthcare
Homeless-Houston

Board Member
Medical Care

Education

M.D.

Baylor College

M.D.

Baylor College of Medicine

M.D.

University of Tennessee , Memphis

MD

Baylor College of Medicine/Veterans Affairs Medical Center

MD

Rehabilitaion Baylor University , College of Medicine Houston

Web References (194 Total References)


Post-Polio Health, Vol. 14, No. 1

www.post-polio.org [cached]

Carlos Vallbona, MD, Baylor College of Medicine/Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston Texas, and Carlton F. Hazlewood, PhD


About PHI: Board and Committee Members

www.post-polio.org [cached]

Carlos Vallbona, MD The Institute for Rehabilitation& Research (TIRR), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas


Post-Polio Health International - Calendar of Events

www.post-polio.org [cached]

Post-Polio Syndrome Symposium, Hotel Camino Real Ciudad de Mexico, Mariano Escobedo 700, Colonia Anzures, Mexico, D.F. Keynote speaker: Dr. Carlos Vallbona, Director of the Post-Polio Clinic at the instittue of Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR), Houston, Texas.


Experience relief with Magnetic Therapy

www.rxmagnet.com [cached]

In 1993, a patient of Carlos Vallbona, M.D., told him that a cushion made with small magnets had cured his lower back pain.Vallbona was skeptical."I thought it was a psychological effect," he recalls.

...
After hearing story after story like these from his patients, Vallbona, the director of the Post-Polio Clinic at the Institute for Rehabilition and Research, affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, was interested enough to attend a 1994 conference on the effects of magnetic fields.What he learned led him to suspect there might be something to magnet therapy after all.He and his colleague Carleton Hazelblood, M.D., designed a double-blind study to test the effect of magnets on 50 patients suffering from pain associated with post-polio syndrome.What he found piqued the interest of even the staunchest critics of magnet therapy.
In the study, Vallbona examined the effects of one specific type of magnet known as a "concentric circles" magnet.He had some subjects hold these permanent magnets (permanent magnets have a static magnetic field) on points where they felt the most intense pain, and others hold inactive magnets.All were told to keep them in place for 45 minutes.After the magnets were removed, seventy-five percent of the patients who used active magnets reported a significant reduction in pain.Only 19 percent of the patients in the control group, however, experienced even a small decrease in pain.No side effects were reported.Vallbona published these results in the November 1997 issue of the Archives of Physical Medicine mid Rehabilitation.
Vallbona's study did not explore how long this effect might last, but he has continued to follow the progress of participants, and the preliminary results look promising."Many patients reported that the effect lasted not only hours but also days, weeks, even months in some cases," he says."So we have the impression that the relief brought about by magnets is lasting longer than relief by painkilling drugs."
Vallbona is not the only researcher finding promising results, in a controlled setting, neurobiologist Alvaro Pascual-Leone, M.D., Ph.D., and his colleagues at
...
Vallbona suggests that the magnetic field may affect painreceptors in the painful area, eliciting a slight anesthetic effect, or that themagnetic field might be transmitted via blood vessels to the brain, which thenreleases endorphins, chemicals that act as natural pain relievers.
Theories are one thing, facts are another, which is why Vallbona has plans for further research on magnets.In the meantime, since he completed his study with the post-polio patients, he has been successfully treating his own injured shoulder with two small magnets.And he now takes along several magnets whenever he travels--just in case he needs them.
RELATED ARTICLE: ARE MAGNETS FOR YOU?
...
· Carlos Vallbona, M.D., whose landmark study gave credence to magnettherapy, cautions people against treating themselves with permanent magnets.He emphasizes the fact that his study explored the effects of only one type ofmagnetic field on one type of pain.Further studies will be needed before


Experience relief with Magnetic Therapy

www.rxmagnets.com [cached]

In 1993, a patient of Carlos Vallbona, M.D., told him that a cushion made with small magnets had cured his lower back pain.Vallbona was skeptical."I thought it was a psychological effect," he recalls.

...
After hearing story after story like these from his patients, Vallbona, the director of the Post-Polio Clinic at the Institute for Rehabilition and Research, affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, was interested enough to attend a 1994 conference on the effects of magnetic fields.What he learned led him to suspect there might be something to magnet therapy after all.He and his colleague Carleton Hazelblood, M.D., designed a double-blind study to test the effect of magnets on 50 patients suffering from pain associated with post-polio syndrome.What he found piqued the interest of even the staunchest critics of magnet therapy.
In the study, Vallbona examined the effects of one specific type of magnet known as a "concentric circles" magnet.He had some subjects hold these permanent magnets (permanent magnets have a static magnetic field) on points where they felt the most intense pain, and others hold inactive magnets.All were told to keep them in place for 45 minutes.After the magnets were removed, seventy-five percent of the patients who used active magnets reported a significant reduction in pain.Only 19 percent of the patients in the control group, however, experienced even a small decrease in pain.No side effects were reported.Vallbona published these results in the November 1997 issue of the Archives of Physical Medicine mid Rehabilitation.
Vallbona's study did not explore how long this effect might last, but he has continued to follow the progress of participants, and the preliminary results look promising."Many patients reported that the effect lasted not only hours but also days, weeks, even months in some cases," he says."So we have the impression that the relief brought about by magnets is lasting longer than relief by painkilling drugs."
Vallbona is not the only researcher finding promising results, in a controlled setting, neurobiologist Alvaro Pascual-Leone, M.D., Ph.D., and his colleagues at
...
Vallbona suggests that the magnetic field may affect painreceptors in the painful area, eliciting a slight anesthetic effect, or that themagnetic field might be transmitted via blood vessels to the brain, which thenreleases endorphins, chemicals that act as natural pain relievers.
Theories are one thing, facts are another, which is why Vallbona has plans for further research on magnets.In the meantime, since he completed his study with the post-polio patients, he has been successfully treating his own injured shoulder with two small magnets.And he now takes along several magnets whenever he travels--just in case he needs them.
RELATED ARTICLE: ARE MAGNETS FOR YOU?
...
· Carlos Vallbona, M.D., whose landmark study gave credence to magnettherapy, cautions people against treating themselves with permanent magnets.He emphasizes the fact that his study explored the effects of only one type ofmagnetic field on one type of pain.Further studies will be needed before

Similar Profiles

Other People with this Name

Other people with the name Vallbona

Louis Vallbona
Tiller Systems

Marisa Vallbona
Public Relations Society of America

Jose Vallbona
1875 FINANCE

Marta Vallbona
Hewlett-Packard Company

David Vallbona
ALCORCA (Grupo ARPADA)

City Directory Icon

Browse ZoomInfo's Business Contact Directory by City

People Directory Icon

Browse ZoomInfo's
Business People Directory

Company Directory Icon

Browse ZoomInfo's
Advanced Company Directory