Struggling with Neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy is a frustrating, life impairing condition which is all too often inaccurately diagnosed and only treated with medications. Fortunately, with the recent advances in neurologic treatment technologies, relief is available for many neuropathy sufferers.
Five Signs of Peripheral Neuropathy
- Burning or freezing sensations
- Prickling or tingling sensations
- Shooting/electric sensations
Peripheral neuropathy is a condition where the nerves that connect our brain and spinal cord to our body have been damaged. Peripheral nerves carry more than just pain messages. These nerve fibers carry information about temperature, pressure, and your awareness of the environment. This is why a neuropathy sufferer may have burning, freezing or throbbing sensations. They often find it difficult to walk, go up and down stairs and maintain their balance. Falling is a serious risk for neuropathy sufferers. Many sufferers lose sleep and quality of life. There are numerous causes for peripheral neuropathy ranging from diabetes to statin medication use. Most cases are diagnosed as idiopathic, meaning that the cause is unknown. The following is a list of the more common causes:
Common Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy
- Diabetes Type 1 or Type 2
- Statin Drugs
- Nerve Entrapment Syndromes
- Nerve Compression due to Disc Protrusion or Stenosis
- Chemotherapy Treatment
- Vascular Compromise
- Metabolic Syndromes such as Thyroid Imbalances
- Nutritional Deficiencies like low B12, Folic Acid, or Minerals
- Heredity/Genetic Abnormalities
- Auto-immunity due to Food Sensitivities
- Impaired Gut or Liver or Kidney Function
Providing that the damage is not too severe, the goal of treatment is to create an environment that allows the nerves to regenerate. To regenerate a nerve, we need to increase circulation and oxygen to the nerve while removing any obstruction to normal nerve function. To get oxygen to nerves we need to breathe properly and have healthy vascular function. Our advanced therapies will aid in this process.
You’ve heard the saying “use it or lose it.” Just like a muscle has to be exercised to work well, nerves have to be used to work well. We can help.
The neurologic treatment breakthroughs we use to treat peripheral neuropathy are specifically designed to activate damaged the nerve fibers. As a multidisciplinary practice, we provide comprehensive treatment for neuropathy including the following five therapies.