IS THE COMMON CAUSE OF INJURY TO THE NERVES. THIS INCLUDES CAR ACCIDENTS, FALLS, OR FRACTURES.
TYPES OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED, EACH WITH ITS OWN SYMPTOMS AND PROGNOSIS. SYMPTOMS VARY DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF NERVES - MOTOR, SENSORY, OR AUTONOMIC - THAT ARE DAMAGED.
PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES HAVE BEEN ESTIMATED TO HAVE SOME FORM OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY.
What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy (also called neuropathy) is a condition characterized by damage or dysfunction of nerves that carry information from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. In other words, peripheral neuropathy involves nerve damage to areas of the body outside of the brain or spinal cord.
Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy can result from traumatic injuries, chemotherapy treatments, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes, exposure to toxins (including mold), alcoholism, nutritional deficiencies, and certain medications like statins or chemotherapy drugs. One of the most common causes is diabetes. People with peripheral neuropathy generally describe the pain as stabbing, burning, or tingling and, unfortunately, often have a decreased quality of life.
Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy
Symptoms often involve weakness, numbness, and pain, usually in your hands and feet. It can also affect other areas of your body. Symptoms can range from mild to disabling and are rarely life-threatening. The symptoms depend on the type of nerve fibers affected and the type and severity of the damage. Symptoms may develop over days, weeks, or years. Other symptoms may include muscle cramps, difficulty walking, loss of muscle control, muscle twitching, loss of feeling, heat intolerance, and urinary incontinence. Some downstream effects of peripheral neuropathy can include balance issues. Therefore, we evaluate all balance components and work with your brain to develop a better sense of spatial awareness, increase postural stability, and reduce fall risk. Symptoms often improve, mainly if caused by a treatable condition. While medications can reduce peripheral neuropathy pain, we analyze the root cause of dysfunction and work with non-invasive therapies to help the nerves heal and regenerate naturally.
Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment
One of these non-invasive therapies is the ReBuilder, which, when studied, showed a 96% success rate with over 3,000 doctors using the ReBuilder with their patients. This therapy has been around since 1988 and has stood the test of time in successfully treating patients of peripheral neuropathy. The ReBuilder is a battery-powered device used in our clinic and is easy to use at home. The ReBuilder operates by reading and analyzing the dysfunction of a patient's peripheral nerves. The device then sends Hertz frequencies to the peripheral nerves, encouraging self-regulation of the nerves to adapt to healthy nerve function over time. For immediate pain relief, the ReBuilder can alleviate pain in 30 minutes in the affected physical areas for 4 to 5 hours, but individual situations may differ. Check out this blog post for a deeper understanding of how the ReBuilder works to help peripheral neuropathy.
This therapy has seen a 96% success rate in Cancer Treatment Centers across the USA and is becoming a widely used therapy for the overall treatment of neuropathy and chemo-induced neuropathy.
If you or a loved one are looking for non-invasive peripheral neuropathy treatment in Charlotte, give us a call or fill out the form below to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation with our lead physician, Dr. Alicia Brown. A prescription is required if you want to purchase the ReBuilder for at-home use. Please call or fill out the form below to speak with Dr. Alicia Brown to see if you qualify for a prescription.