STANDARD PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY TREATMENT
Most neuropathy sufferers come to us because they haven’t been helped with standard medical treatment. Many have been told there’s nothing that can be done to treat their condition, and that they must learn to live with it. Some have been given prescriptions for medications that produce worse side effects than the neuropathy. Medications frequently prescribed for neuropathy include:
- Anti-Seizure Prescriptions
- Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
These medications come with a laundry list of potential side effets, including: dizziness, blurred vision, dry mouth, constipation, impaired cognitive abilities, and addiction.
There is no drug that can restore lost sensation or improve impaired balance that is due to peripheral neuropathy. Taking medication is not going to rehabilitate the nerves. As numbness and tingling progress, position sense and stability deteriorate, with the inevitable consequence of an increased risk of a fall.
It’s no wonder neuropathy is so frustrating for patients and physicians. It’s the same reason patients who qualify for our non-surgical, FDA-cleared, drug and pain free treatments are so thankful they found us- because they’re effective!
Who is a Candidate for Treatment?
The process we use to determine if a patient is a candidate for our treatment is simple. The first step is to schedule a consultation. We provide consultations and screening evaluation free of charge! During the consultation the doctor will screen for signs of medical conditions that would rule out treatment. If medical management is necessary, we want to quickly get you to the correct provider. Then, a series of tests will be conducted to ascertain the extent of the nerve damage. The results of these tests will help determine if you are a candidate for treatment. Even with our comprehensive treatment approach, if the neuropathy has progressed too far, conservative treatment may no longer be an option. Next, the test results are assessed to determine how much improvement the patient is likely to receive. Each patient’s condition is unique to them, as is their treatment. The underlying cause, extent of nerve damage, and overall health of the patient all contribute to how well and how quickly someone will respond to our treatment. Providing realistic expectations for all our patients is a top priority.
How Long Does it Take and How Much Does it Cost?
Next, patients are presented with a treatment plan that outlines the type of rehabilitation methods that are recommended to treat their neuropathy. They learn about the time requirements in the clinic and at home, as well as the cost involved.
Treatment time and frequency
The comprehensive treatments used in our clinic typically take from 45 to 90 minutes. The frequency of treatment sessions most often starts at two to three days per week, then reduces to one day per week as the patient improves. Again, this is variable, as the treatment for each patient is customized to their individual needs.
Home care-effort and energy
Participation in the treatment process is a necessity for long-term success dealing with peripheral neuropathy. In the initial stage of treatment, it is optimal for patients to perform their home care procedures two times per day. Each session typically takes between 15 and 20 minutes to complete.
Treatment cost insurance
Although the primary treatment procedures we use, like High Dose Class 4 laser, Non-Surgical Decompression, and Infrared Therapy are FDA cleared, most insurance companies do not cover them. Insurance is designed to pay for drugs and surgery. Most of the patients that come to us to rehabilitate their nerves not just mask their symptoms are willing to incur personal expense to get effective treatment. I know that doesn’t answer the question, “how much does it cost?”. To give you meaningful answers regarding the cost of treatment, we need to know the nature of your condition, and how much treatment it will require. That is why we provide your consultation and screening evaluation free of charge. We want to determine whether we can help you, and let you know how much treatment you will likely need, before you incur any expenses. That’s the way we run our practice we want to answer as many of your questions as possible up front.
Home Care Procedures
In addition to the in-office treatments for peripheral neuropathy, each patient is trained how to perform home therapies. These home treatments become the foundation for maintenance therapy. Patients are assigned simple at-home exercises such as:
- Thermal contrast
- Mechanical nerve stimulation
- Sensory motor coordination
- Balance exercises
Thank you for taking time to learn about peripheral neuropathy and your treatment options. There are three things I really want you to take away from this report.
- Don’t put off getting evaluated. We can help most neuropathy sufferers if they start treatment before it has progressed too far.
- Medications only mask your symptoms. They can’t prevent progression of your condition or improve your balance.
- We have helped thousands of patients with neuropathy. Don’t accept that you have to just live with it, without being evaluated first. Our comprehensive treatments can help rehabilitate damaged nerves, reduce symptoms, improve balance, and help neuropathy sufferers regain lost quality of life.
If you’re suffering from any of the symptoms of neuropathy: tingling/numbness in your hands or feet, stabbing, shooting, burning pain or impaired balance, call the number below and schedule a free consultation. We will evaluate your condition and let you know whether or not you are a candidate for our non-surgical, drug, and pain-free therapies. Your consultation is free of charge, and could completely change the quality of your life.