Nerve Damage & Neuropathy
An integrated holistic, medical practice located in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, it is estimated more than 20 million Americans suffer from some form of peripheral neuropathy. This figure may be significantly higher as not all people with symptoms of neuropathy are tested for the disease and tests currently don’t look for all forms of neuropathy.
Common symptoms are pain, burning, tingling, and loss of feeling in your feet, legs, and fingers – with the pain ranging from mild to almost unbearable.
What are the most common neuropathy symptoms?
- Prickling /Tingling Feeling
- Muscle Cramping
- Poor Balance
- Burning Pain
- Sharp Electric Pain
- Muscle Weakness
- Hurts When You Walk
- Diabetic Nerve Pain
- Difficulty Sleeping From Leg/Foot Pain
If you have one or more of these symptoms, chances are your doctor told you, your only choice is to either take mind numbing medications or “just live with it”.
Unfortunately, by masking your symptoms with drugs or ignoring your problem this condition gets worse and can leave you dependent on others. Neuropathy is the continued degeneration of the nerve cell and tissue.
What causes neuropathy?
According to the Mayo Clinic, the many diseases and conditions that can destroy the nerves in your extremities and limbs include:
- Autoimmune diseases
- Vitamin deficiencies
- Liver disease
- Underactive thyroid
- Repetitive motions such as typing
- Bone marrow disorders
- Certain prescription medications
- Falls, sports injuries, and other trauma
- Wearing a cast or using crutches
- Kidney Disease
How is neuropathy treated?
The cause and severity of your neuropathy would determine the treatment plan and in many cases, conservative care can help manage the symptoms. Some cases have even seen a reversal in some of the neuropathy effects.
We would would start by reviewing your medical history and performing a neurological screening. If indicated, additional tests may be performed on site such as X-Rays or an NCV/EMG test.
Treatment options for neuropathy may include:
- Regenerative medicine
- Red Light & Infrared therapy
- Shockwave Therapy
- Nutritional counseling
- Medical Grade Supplements
- Balance and/or therapeutic exercises
Our treatment staff perform a thorough consultation and physical examination to determine if you are a good candidate for our treatment depending on the type and severity of your neuropathy. In some cases our providers may refer you to another medical professional, such as a primary care doctor, to manage symptoms of diabetes or other chronic medical conditions that contribute to neuropathy concurrent to performing conservative care in our office. Our main focus is to help slow or stop the degenerative progression and provide symptom relief.
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What is the standard care for neuropathy?
The standard care to provide symptom relief for neuropathy typically includes prescription medications, including anti-seizure medications and anti-depressants to slow down and limit brain function. Unfortunately, this does not help the underlying condition and these medications a number of possibly harmful side effects.
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Tests & Treatments for Neuropathy (continued)
Testing & Diagnosis
- Neurological Exam
- CT or MRI Scan
- Nerve Biopsy
- Skin Biopsy
- Compression Socks
- Vascular Surgery
- Prescription Medications: Anticonvulsants, Antidepressants, Narcotics, Corticosteroid Injections and Topical Agents
- Walker or Wheelchair as condition progresses
- Routine Foot Care, equal to 1 visit every 6 months, unless you are being seen for any other reason