What is Neuropathy?
Neuropathy, simply put, is any problem or disease of the nerves. Peripheral neuropathy (PN) describes damage to the nerves that transmit information to and from your brain and spinal cord to every other part of your body.
For example, your peripheral nerves tell you when your feet are cold or when your finger is burned. When these nerves are damaged, it’s like having static on a telephone line, and those messages are interrupted or distorted.
Peripheral neuropathy can cause you to feel pain, even when there is no exposure to anything that would cause pain - you can have pain for no reason. It can also cause you to NOT feel something that you should, like the gas pedal in your car or the floor beneath your feet.
Common Symptoms of Neuropathy
Sharp, shooting, jabbing, or stabbing pain
"Fireworks going on off" under your skin
Numbness & tingling in your hands, feet, fingers, and toes
Burning feeling in your hands and feet, especially at night
Changes in skin, hair, and nails
Trouble with buttons
Difficulty picking things up
Weakness, loss of balance, falling
Inability to feel the foot pedals while driving
Numbness, tingling, pricking sensations
Sensitivity to touch
Common Neuropathy Treatments
The most common treatment for neuropathy is drug therapy. These medications address the symptoms of neuropathy but unfortunately do nothing to treat the root cause of the problem. This is recognized across professions and many patients have lost hope after being told that there is no long-term solution.
Patients are often told to expect their condition to worsen and the medication doses will be increased to treat the increased symptoms. Not only can these drugs become additive, but they can also have serious side effects. Most patients we see have maxed out their prescriptions on drugs like Gabapentin, Oxycodone, and Lyrica, and they are still experiences severe symptoms.
Instead of prescribing drugs that mask the pain or further distort nerve signals, we will create a specialized plan using safe and effective treatment methods including Summus Medical Laser, TempSure Radiofrequency, ReBuilder Therapy, and other high intensity laser therapy devices to rebuild the damaged nerve, blood vessel, and tissue cells. This addresses the underlying cause of the pain the nerves to properly communicate again and it address the underlying cause of the pain. When the nerves can communicate properly, patients can find lasting symptom relief.
Our Treatment Approach is Different
We expect results in weeks
After a thorough review of your history and a detailed orthopedic, neurologic, and musculoskeletal exam, our doctor will determine the best treatment plan for you. Depending on the type of neuropathy that you are suffering, our treatment plans vary from a few treatments to a 12-week plan. Our most common program is completed in 6-9 weeks,. The research that supports this plans has shown greater than a 90% success rate in significantly improving the symptoms* of neuropathy within that time frame. Patients report that other clinics hope to achieve their results in six months to two years. Some of our patients have reported noticeable results within the first few visits!
* The effect of photobiomodulation on chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy: A randomized, sham-controlled clinical trial Peter A. Argenta, MD a, ⁎, Karla V. Ballman, PhD b , Melissa A. Geller, MD a , Linda F. Carson, MD a , Rahel Ghebre, MD a , Sally A. Mullany, MD a , Deanna G.K. Teoh, MD a , Boris J.N. Winterhoff, MD a , Colleen L. Rivard, MD a , Britt K. Erickson, MD a