Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness in North America and Europe and is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Deer ticks typically carry the bacteria, which they spread to humans while feeding on their blood, but other insects including mosquitoes are also implicated.
Some people will experience a rash in the shape of a bull’s-eye around the site of the tick bite, while others who have been bitten never see a rash at all. About 25% of people will experience flu-like symptoms which they usually do not associate with being bitten. So, with no clear indicators that a tick bite has occurred, most people go untreated until more serious symptoms begin to prevail.
However, other Lyme Disease symptoms may be present and can include:
- Flu-like symptoms - Fever, chills, fatigue, body aches and a headache may accompany the rash.
- Joint pain - If the infection is not treated, bouts of severe joint pain and swelling, weakness and arthritis may occur, particularly in the knees.
- Unexplained Symptoms - Brain Fog, malaise, fatigue, dizziness, aches and pains, headaches, anxiety, mood swings, depression, abdominal pains, nausea, diarrhea, sleep disturbances, stiff neck
- Neurological problems - In some cases, untreated infection resulting from Lyme disease may result in inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain (meningitis), temporary paralysis of one side of the face (Bell's palsy) and weakness, numbness, tingling, shooting pains or burning in different parts of the body or limbs.
Considered one of the top Lyme Disease Clinics in the nation, we frequently have patients fly in from around the world with a myriad of conditions. Some of these patients are seeking expert diagnosis and treatment for Lyme Disease and others for unexplained, unresolved health issues. Many patients are startled to discover their poor health is a result of having Lyme Disease.
With over 15 years of treating Lyme Disease, Dr. David Minkoff is considered a world-renowned Lyme Disease expert and is routinely interviewed by the media and asked to speak at international Lyme Disease Conferences to discuss the current state of Lyme Disease, his breakthrough treatment protocols and patient success stories. He has developed a uniquely effective, multi-protocol program for treating stubborn Lyme Disease infections, while also simultaneously strengthening and rebuilding the patient's health and immunity.
If you have been to other doctors and are not happy with the Lyme disease treatment you are receiving or if you have a stubborn health condition you feel may be attributed to Lyme disease, you owe it to yourself and your family to get a Lyme disease test to confirm a diagnosis.
Please watch the patient videos below and read some of the testimonials further down the page to see how many patients were suffering due to lack of proper Lyme treatment and how their lives were transformed after proper diagnosis and effective Lyme disease treatment. Contact us at 727-466-6789 or make a request online.
Myths about Lyme Disease
Dr. Minkoff discusses common myths about lyme disease and its treatment
Common Questions & Answers about Lyme Disease Treatment
Lyme Disease Doctor Reviews & Testimonials
Nothing says it better than our wonderful patients who are willing to share their stories about their treatment and recovery from Lyme Disease. Please be sure to also check out our Lyme Disease Treatment Testimonials and hundreds of patient reviews poosted on Facebook!
If you or someone you love has Lyme Disease and are seeking effective treatment options, please contact us at 727-466-6789 or contact us online.
Lyme Disease Treatment Essentials
Lyme disease is a condition that is spread by deer ticks, and anyone who is bitten by a deer tick has the potential of developing Lyme disease. It’s been known since 1975, when children who lived around or played in wooded areas...
Lyme disease often presents a spectrum of symptoms that are often overlooked as Lyme related symptoms. Patient may not be presenting with the hallmark Lyme rash that develops after a tick or mosquito bite and often don’t recall being bitten, contributing to a high rate of Lyme misdiagnosis...
Chronic Lyme disease often presents a wide range of symptoms which can mimic the symptoms of other conditions. Patients whose Lyme disease goes undiagnosed for months or even years, run the risk of developing chronic Lyme disease symptoms...
Lyme disease is a condition that is spread by deer ticks and in some cases mosquitoes, and anyone who is bitten by a deer tick has the potential of developing Lyme disease. Several treatments are available, with varying levels of efficacy...
Lyme disease was first reported in the United States in the town of Old Lyme, Connecticut, in 1977 when children who lived around or played in wooded areas came down with pains, aches, fever, and a pervasive feeling of illness...
A Lyme disease diagnosis can be very difficult to make as the disease is known as the “great imitator” since it mimics the symptoms of other chronic conditions. A practitioner can usually make a Lyme disease diagnosis if the patient presents in...
Chronic Lyme disease often presents a wide range of symptoms which can mimic the symptoms of other conditions. Patients whose Lyme disease goes undiagnosed for months or even years, run the risk of developing chronic Lyme disease symptoms which may include arthritis, fatigue and anxiety...
Lyme Disease Treatment Testimonials
Wheelchair to Walking!
Chronic Fatigue & Lyme
IV therapy, HOCATT, MAS MAT
Lyme & Joint Pain
Lyme Disease & Fatigue
Lyme Disease - IVs and Ozone
Lyme Disease Answers
Lyme Disease in a Toxic World
Lyme / Parkinson's Testimonial
ALS & Lyme Disease Treatment
Lyme Disease Patients/Like Me
Shana’s Lyme Disease Treatment Success
Diane's Lyme Treatment Success
I Knew I Had Lyme*
Lyme Disease Diagnosis*
Lyme Disease Treatment Success
Giving Up Was Not An Option
Casey's Lyme Treatment Success
Lyme Treatment Success
Lyme Disease Patient Testimonial
Lyme Disease Enviroment for Healing
Treating & Healing Chronic Conditions
Lyme Disease I Feel Like a New Person
Lyme Disease Regaining Control of My Life
Lyme, Lyme Co-Infections and Mold Toxicity
College Student Diagnosed with Lyme Disease
Lyme Disease Therapies
Ozone is found in its natural state in higher levels of the atmosphere and is blue in color, hence the sky is blue. In medical use, ozone is made by passing pure oxygen through an electric coil which gives it three atoms, instead of two, making it O3. It is the addition of the third oxygen atom that makes ozone “supercharged” oxygen...
In today’s modern society of nutrient depleted food (fast food, processed food, vegetables picked green and shipped thousands of miles and stored in coolers for weeks or months before we eat them), and daily exposure to hundreds of toxic chemicals, our bodies are “left out in the cold” so to speak, and health suffers. Many...
LifeWorks Wellness Center recently added UVBI therapy (also known as Biophoton Light Therapy) to its list of cutting-edge therapies & services. This combination of ozone therapy with biophoton therapy (UVB light therapy) offers relief to patients who suffer from chronic infections and viruses...
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Detox, Pain Relief, Cell-Rejuvenation and much more. Pain is a message from our body. The tissue cries out for energy flow, in the form of magnetic fields. The reason that Pulsed Magnetic Field (PMF) therapy works so effectively is because it supports the metabolism and increases the blood flow throughout the whole body. Red blood...
Dr. Minkoff on Lyme Disease Treatment
Lyme Disease in the News
Avril Lavigne's New Song About Lyme
Singer/song writer, Avril Lavigne has released her first new song in about 5 years and it's about her struggle with Lyme Disease.
Doctors had initially told Jackie Dube, that her symptoms were psychosomatic. After years of hearing that, but dealing with my eyes swollen shut, a dislocated jaw and shoulder, fistulas in my thighs, I was finally tested for Lyme and was positive.
People in the United States are already aware of the dangers of getting bitten by a tick that carries Lyme disease. Recently a new tick danger arrived on the scene. A native of Eastern Asia, the bush tick or longhorn tick has recently been found on livestock in NJ.
British billionaire John Caudwell, founder of Phones 4U, recently went public with the devastating discovery that his entire family—himself included—has been diagnosed with the masquerading Lyme disease....
In April of 2015, Avril Lavigne revealed to People magazine that she had been diagnosed with a chronic form of Lyme disease. Avril dealt with inexplicable symptoms for months until finally being correctly diagnosed and put on a path to recovery. Her publicized experience with Lyme helps to raise awareness of the chronic disease that continues to affect thousands, perhaps millions, every year.
Yolanda Foster, prominent celebrity on the reality show Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2012. Until this year, the diagnoses of her two children Bella and Anwar Hadid had been kept from the public eye.
Tommy Hilfiger--famous American fashion designer and founder of the popular menswear brand Tommy Hilfiger Corporation—is no longer the only Hilfiger standing in the “lyme-light”. Tommy Hilfiger’s daughter Ally Hilfiger has recently gone public with her excruciating battle with Lyme disease.
Learn More About Lyme Disease Treatment
Cases of Lyme disease are really on the increase throughout the US and 25% of all new cases reported are children. Lyme disease in children is most common in boys aged 5-9 years old...
Treatment with antibiotics for Lyme disease may be effective if the disease is correctly diagnosed in the early stages. However, the longer the patient goes without seeking treatment, Lyme disease may be very difficult to get under control with antibiotics...
Historically, Lyme disease outbreaks had thought to have been contained in the northeastern part of the US, but it is now recognized that Lyme disease in Florida is becoming a real problem...
Lyme disease in women can be very unpleasant, especially if it is not diagnosed correctly at an early stage. Women who believe they may have been infected by the bacteria genusBorreila from a deer tick or mosquito bite should seek medical help immediately, especially if symptoms develop...
A Lyme disease test is usually ordered by a practitioner when a patient displays symptoms of Lyme disease. The test for Lyme disease is a blood test which detects antibodies to the bacteria spirochetes Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria spread by certain ticks and arthropods...
Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by three species of bacteria transmitted by the deer tick and quite possibly by mosquitoes, too. The bacteria belong to the genusBorreila and hence the disease is often identified as Lyme Borreliosis...
*Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary based on a patient's medical history and other factors.