WHAT IS PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY
Peripheral neuropathy is a frustrating, life- impairing condition. Many have been told they just have to try to medicate and live with it. Fortunately, with the recent advances in neurologic treatment technologies, relief is available for many neuropathy sufferers.
Peripheral neuropathy sufferers experience symptoms like numbness, tingling, burning, coldness, or the sensation that their socks are rolled up under their feet. As a result, many have problems standing, walking, or sleeping, let alone engaging in normal activities like hiking or golfing.
What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Neuropathy simply means that the nerves are not working properly. The National Institute of Health estimates 20 million people in the United States have some form of peripheral neuropathy. More than 100 types have been identified, each with its own symptoms and prognosis, but there are some tell-tale signs that nerve damage has occurred. While there are many different types and classifications of neuropathy, the actual symptoms can generally be grouped into two basic classifications: Negative and Positive Symptoms.
Signs of Peripheral Neuropathy
- Difficulty walking
- Burning or freezing sensations
- Prickling or tingling sensations
- Shooting/electric sensations
- Reduced balance
These symptoms have one thing in common: they rob neuropathy sufferers of their quality of life. What makes it worse is that most have been told there’s no way to find relief outside of taking drugs to just mask the pain. I want you to know that’s not always the case, and masking the pain with drugs does NOT prevent the progression of nerve damage. At Olympic Spine and Sports Therapy, we use a combination of up to eight different treatments to rehabilitate damaged nerves. Treatment includes therapies like non-invasive laser and balance therapy customized for each patient. All our treatments are non-surgical, drug and pain free. Best of all, for patents that qualify, they’re highly effective!
In this report, I will cover several aspects of neuropathy, including:
- The symptoms and causes of peripheral neuropathy
- Common medical treatment for this complicated condition
- And of course, we’ll go in depth into the comprehensive treatments we use to rehabilitate our patients damaged nerves to help them regain their quality of life.
If you, or someone you know is suffering from neuropathy, I hope you find this report helpful to better understand the condition, and your treatment options.