Treating Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy can be completely debilitating.
This chronic condition affects over 20 Million Americans. The “wiring” or nerves that connect your feet and hands to your brain starts to break down and you start to experience feelings of:
- Tingling or burning sensation
- Biting, stabbing, or shooting pain
- Leg cramping
- Raw skin/sensitivity to touch
- Electric-like pain
- Pins and needles
- Bugs under the skin
- …and even like you are wearing socks and gloves – when you’re not!
I encourage patients, family and friends to seek treatment early! Don’t wait until you are either completely numb or always in pain. The sooner we start treating you, the more you will be able to regain your strength, recover sensation in your body, and reclaim your reflexes.
Without proper treatment, you risk losing your balance, losing strength, and worst of all – losing hope. Being chronically in pain and stuck at home would make anyone depressed and unhappy.
Falls are the #1 cause of accidental death for people over 65. Peripheral neuropathy plays a huge part in many of these accidents.
What causes this nerve damage?
Diabetes is the leading cause of peripheral neuropathy. If you are a diabetic, the best thing you can do is keep your blood sugar under control. However, there are hundreds of other reasons one might develop this condition, and we can provide symptom relief for most. Including:
- Cancer treatments, including chemotherapy
- Auto-immune disorders
- Accidents causing physical trauma to the nerves
- Motor neuron diseases
- Inherited conditions
How We Treat Peripheral Neuropathy
Many of our peripheral neuropathy patients respond quickly to our cold laser and rebuilder electrical stimulation treatments. However, until I meet with you in person, run diagnostic tests and identify the most likely source of your issues, I can’t say what will or won’t be used in your case.
What I can promise is that we’ll customize a treatment plan just for you!