Over 116 million people suffer from various types of chronic pain disorders, 20 million of whom have peripheral neuropathy—a number that is speculated to be much higher due to patients not getting a proper diagnosis.
Understanding Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy is a complex condition. Peripheral nerves run from the spinal cord to the arms, hands, legs, and feet, and damage to and signaling of these nerves are the issue in peripheral neuropathy. A comprehensive plan can be customized to regenerate a patient’s nerves, cells, and tissues by finding the root cause. High blood sugar levels, along with low blood, oxygen supply, nutrient deficiency, high toxicity, and inflammation, damage the nerves throughout the body. This damage generally affects the long peripheral nerves that feed sensations to the legs, feet, and toes through communication with the brain. If your condition has progressed, you may feel nerve damage sensations in your upper extremities as well. Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include:
- Burning sensations
- Painful aching
- Joint inflammation
- Joint damage
- Balance issues
- Skin discoloration and texture changes
- Muscle cramps
- Feelings of stiffness
- Non-healing foot and ankle ulcers
Stop Masking Symptoms and Pain
The most common treatment for nerve pain and numbness is to mask it with narcotic prescription pain medications. Narcotics like opioids are highly addictive, and our state is currently leading the country in abusing and overdosing on opioids. Thankfully, physical medicine provides alternative therapeutic and rehabilitating procedures that can significantly improve the condition, offer pain relief, and limit drug dependency:
- Red LED and low-level infrared light therapy help heal and regenerate the small nerve endings that are damaged in peripheral neuropathy
- Gentle electrical stimulation therapy improves nerve function, reduces pain, and improves movement
- Stem cell allografts
- Platelet rich plasma (PRP)
- Spinal decompression therapy
- Ozone therapy
- Peptide therapy
- Therapeutic ultrasound
- Natural supplements to regenerate myelin sheath
Neuropathy Treatment at Feel Amazing Institute
Clinical studies show that 88% of the people who undergo neuropathy treatment at Feel Amazing Institute experience excellent results with one or more of the following:
- Reduced pain and cramps
- Reduced tingling and numbness
- Ability to experience normal touch without pain
- Reduced cold or burning sensations
- Improved balance and coordination
- Lowered dependency on medications
- Improved sleep
- Reduced sensation of restlessness in the legs
Several people also experience reduced local swelling and inflammation, increased range of motion, increased blood flow to the extremities, decreased tension, and decreased muscle spasm. An important side benefit to the treatment is that it reduces the risk of falls significantly by improving balance and position awareness of the feet.
Whether you suffer from chronic pain, are recovering from an injury, or are seeking overall improved health and performance, Feel Amazing Institute has the skills and experience to help you work toward your goals. If you are looking for a chiropractor to treat bulging discs and/or herniations, neck or back pain, knee, shoulder or hip pain, sciatica, or neuropathy, you have found the right place for your health care needs. For more information or to schedule your initial consultation, call us today!
Dr. Richard Hiler, DABCN, and his medical team offer a complimentary telephone consultation. Feel Amazing Institute proudly serves the Naples area with comprehensive physical medicine, regenerative medicine, and chiropractic services since 1998. For questions or to schedule an initial consultation the office can be reached at 239.330.1000. We also offer a complimentary telephone consultation to answer any questions.
3031 Airport-Pulling Rd N., Naples.