Peripheral Neuropathy is one of the most common chronic diseases in the U.S…over 20 million Americans have it. Peripheral neuropathy or “nerve damage” disrupts the body’s ability to communicate with its muscles, skin, joints, or internal organs. It is like the body’s electrical wiring system breaking down, causing numbness, pain, weakness and poor coordination. There is a problem with the nerves that carry information to and from the brain and spinal nerves.
This can produce pain, loss of sensation and inability to control muscles.
•“Peripheral” means further out from the center of the body. Distant from Brain and Spinal Cord.
•“Neuro” means nerves
•“Pathy” means abnormal
The 7 signs of Peripheral Neuropathy are:
2. Burning Feet
4. Sharp Electric Pain
5. Pain When Walking
6. Difficulty Sleeping From Leg Discomfort
7. Prickling / Tingling Feelings
The symptoms depend on which type of nerve is affected. The three main types of nerves are:
*Those that carry sensations (sensory)
*Those that control muscles (motor)
*Those that carry information to organs and glands (autonomic)
Damage to sensory fibers results in changes in sensation, burning sensations, nerve pain , tingling or numbness, or an inability to determine joint position, which causes in-coordination. For many neuropathies, sensation changes often begin in the feet and progress toward the center of the body with involvement of other areas as the condition worsens. Diabetes is a common cause for sensory neuropathy.
Damage to the motor fibers interferes with muscle control and can cause weakness, loss of muscle bulk, and loss of dexterity. Sometimes, cramps are a sign of motor nerve involvement.
Other muscle-related symptoms include the following:
*Difficulty breathing or swallowing
*Difficulty or inability to move a part of the body (paralysis)
*Falling (from legs buckling or tripping over toes)
*Lack of dexterity (such as being unable to button a shirt)
*Lack of muscle control
*Loss of muscle tissue (muscle atrophy)
*Muscle twitching or cramping
The autonomic nerves control involuntary or semi-voluntary functions, such as control of internal organs and blood pressure.
Damage to autonomic nerves can cause:
* Abdominal bloating
* Blurred vision
* Decreased ability to sweat
* Difficulty beginning to urinate (urinary hesitancy)
* Dizziness that occurs when standing up or fainting associated with a fall in blood pressure
* Feeling full after eating a small amount (early satiety)
* Feeling of incomplete bladder emptying
* Heat intolerance with exertion
* Male impotence
* Nausea or vomiting after meals
* Unintentional weight loss (more than 5% of body weight)
Causes of Neuropathy:
* Statin Drugs
* Damaged back yrs/decades ago-leads to scar tissue
* Spinal Stenosis
* Bulging Disc
* Diabetes Type 1 Type 2
* Poor Diet
* Genetics/ Lifestyle (80% life style/20% genes)
Have you suffered with for a few months, a few years, or too many years to mention? Some may suffer only minor symptoms, while others (perhaps you or a loved one) feel the debilitating affects of Peripheral Neuropathy and are kept from participating in their life, making even simple daily activities almost impossible.
Throughout my years in practice I have tried the full range of therapies and treatments available to me, with minimal improvement. I knew there had to be more, a method of treatment that could help them (and you!). I began searching to find the answer.. and then.. I found it. The answer to helping most Peripheral Neuropathy symptoms. Brain Based & Metabolic Therapy.
Is It Really That Simple?
Yes, for most people the answer is really that simple: Brain Based & Metabolic Therapy.
How Does This Work?
You are most likely starting to wonder “What is the treatment going to be like?”. I can tell you from personal experience and from watching patients and staff participate in the treatments, that they are beneficial and enjoyable.
Treatments can include Vibration Therapy, Gentle Neurologic Adjustments , Warm water calorics, Balance Therapy, Advanced muscle retraining, the Rebuilder®, Interactive Metronome®, Chi Massager® along with other protocols. These techniques coupled with a full neurological nutritional and metabolic workup have enabled us to help most of our patients to get rid of their chronic symptoms no matter how long they have been experiencing them.
Imagine how different your life would be if you were free from the burdens that your Peripheral Neuropathy causes you. Fill out the form on your right to sign up for a free peripheral neuropathy recovery workshop!