Just one nerve can make or break your health .
and impact your comfort level in social situations.
It's the nerve that controls the sweating mechanism
of the body.
As Martie Salt shows us .
there's an innovative surgery that's helping people
who suffer from chronic excessive sweating.
Even as little as kindergarten or first grade, having
constantly sweaty hands.
HANDS AND FEET THAT CONSTANTLY SWEAT IS A FACT OF
LIFE FOR PEOPLE LIKE BENJAMIN WHO HAVE HYPERHIDROSIS
I would dread doing a handshake just handling things,
the sweat was so excessive.
It's the way I use lightly pressured carbon dioxide.
DOCTOR DAVID NIELSEN DEVELOPED THE TECHNIQUE.
USING A 1/12TH OF AN INCH INCISION UNDER EACH ARM,
A MICROSCOPIC SCOPE GOES TO THE SITE OF THE SYMPATHETIC
NERVE, LOCATED ON THE RIBS BETWEEN THE SHOULDER BLADES.
CARBON DIOXIDE IS THEN PUMPED INTO THE AREA BETWEEN
THE LUNGS AND THE RIBS, CREATING A SPACE.
So it lifts gently, or pushes the lung away from this
precise area, and then I take advantage of that temporary
cavity to work in.
NO COLLAPSING OF THE LUNGS IS NECESSARY, AND THE TECHNIQUE
ALLOWS A CLEAR PICTURE OF WHERE THE NERVE IS LOCATED,
MINIMIZING TRAUMA OR DISTURBING TISSUE NEARBY.
I don't have to dig the tissue out at all to find
PAIN IS REDUCED, AND RECOVERY TIME IS QUICKER THAN
THE TRADITIONAL NERVE SURGERY.
It made me a more normal person.
I'M MARTIE SALT, REPORTING.