Neuropathy Pain

Peripheral Neuropathy

What is peripheral neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy is when there is damage to the peripheral nerves, or to the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord that send sensory information to your central nervous system. Patients with this nerve damage tend to experience numbness, weakness, and pain in the extremities. While the hands and feet are the most commonly affected, other parts of the body can experience these symptoms as well. Though there are many factors that can contribute to peripheral neuropathy, it is often the result of an inherited condition, traumatic injury, metabolic problems, infection, or exposure to toxins.

What are some of the risk factors associated with peripheral neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy risk factors include autoimmune diseases, diabetes, infections (notably lyme disease, shingles, hepatitis B and C, HIV, and Epstein-Barr virus), alcohol abuse, vitamin deficiency, a family history of neuropathy, exposure to harmful toxins, repetitive motion, and disorders of the kidney, liver or thyroid.

Is the treatment safe?
Treatments done by one of our highly trained, certified specialists using our Platinum Series Laser are extremely safe even over acute injuries, broken skin, and metal implants. To further ensure the safety of our patients and staff, we strictly adhere to the recommendations and guidelines outlined in the Platinum Series Safety Manual.

How many sessions will I need?
Most patients will require multiple treatments as the results are cumulative. The exact number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and will largely depend on the patient’s diagnosis, health, and age. Those with less severe conditions may need as few as 4 sessions, while more serious, chronic conditions may require 10 or more sessions. We will discuss the details of your individual treatment plan during your consultation.

Neuropathy Pain

Nerves are your body's electrical wiring, the information superhighway between your brain and your body. Nerves are fragile tissues that can be damaged by pressure, chemical irritation, stretching, or cutting.

Your brain and spinal cord are the only body tissues completely encased in bone because they are vital for your function and well-being. Injuries to the spine or peripheral nerves (branches that spread information through the body) can stop signals going to or from the brain, which can completely change or stop tissue function. This can create anything from muscle weakness or dysfunction, loss of feeling, change in circulation, or even more serious complications in the area affected by the injured nerve.

Neuropathy is damage or change in function of one or more nerves that commonly causes numbness, tingling, pain, and muscle weakness in the affected area, but can also affect organ function and circulation. It is most common for neuropathy to begin in the hands and feet on both sides of the body. Neuropathy is often caused by diabetes [link to page].

Many doctors treat neuropathy by covering up the symptoms with medication, but that does not stop the tissue damage it causes, including ulcers and wound healing issues in people with Type 2 Diabetes.

Our integrative medical team is able to collaborate to evaluate the root cause(s) of your specific neuropathy pain and customize a treatment plan to help you get the best, long-lasting results.

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