Neuropathy

More than 20 million Americans suffer from nerve damage or neuropathy — and many don’t even know it.

We treat neuropathy with healing therapies to slow or stop nerve damage.

Neuropathy can be defined as a “disease or dysfunction of one or more peripheral nerves, typically causing numbness or weakness.” 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. 

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. And 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. 

Neuropathy Symptoms

Prickling/Tingling Feeling
Muscle Cramping
Numbness
Poor Balance
Burning Pain
Arthritis
Sharp Electric Pain
Muscle Weakness
Hurts When You Walk
Diabetic Nerve Pain
Difficulty Sleeping From Leg/Foot Pain

Underlying Causes

Alcoholism
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
Chemotherapy
Tumors
Infections
Kidney Disease

Treatment Options

Regenerative medicine
Red Light & Infrared therapy
Shockwave Therapy
Nutritional counseling
Medical Grade Supplements
Balance and/or therapeutic exercises

Get your questions answered about neuropathy.

What are the most common neuropathy symptoms?
  • Prickling /Tingling Feeling
  • Muscle Cramping
  • Numbness
  • Poor Balance
  • Burning Pain
  • Arthritis
  • 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 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.

How does Keystone Health and Wellness treat neuropathy?

In addition to the treatments listed above, Keystone also offers the following tests and treatments:

Testing & Diagnosis

  • Neurological Exam
  • X-Ray
  • NCV/EMG
  • CT or MRI Scan
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Skin Biopsy

Treatments

  • 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

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.

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.