Neurometabolic Care

Neuropathy Treatment

Whether due to injury, medications, diabetes, chemotherapy or other disorders, Neuropathy symptoms share common causes.

peripheral-neuropathy-2Nerve tissues are highly vulnerable to damage from diseases that impair the body’s ability to transform nutrients into energy, process biochemical waste products, circulate oxygen, or manufacture some components of cellular repair.

This can cause the symptoms of neuropathy we are all so familiar with:

  1. diabetes-affects-nervesNumbness
  2. Burning Feet
  3. Cramping
  4. Sharp Electric Pain
  5. Pain When Walking
  6. Difficulty Sleeping From Leg Discomfort
  7. Prickling / Tingling Feelings

Diabetes mellitus is a major cause of Peripheral Neuropathy in the United States. Blood vessels are initial damaged resulting in eventual nerve destruction.  About 60 percent to 70 percent of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of Neuropathy.

Heavy Metal Toxicity can also contribute to peripheral neuropathy.

heavy-metal-toxicityLead   Mercury, Copper, Arsenic and Platinum are introduced through our drinking water and certain foods.  These act to starve the nerve of oxygen and slowly destroy their ability to carry a signal.

Trauma such as Spinal Nerve Root Problems and Disc Lesions are common.

L5 Disc damage can compromise lumbar nerve signals to the legs.  Note that this nerve also innervates the bowel bladder and sexual organs.  spinal-nerveMuch of sexual dysfunction also has a spinal component.

Neck and Arm injuries can also contribute to Peripheral Neuropathy.  Cervical injuries and even bad posture can prevent the Brachial Plexus from delivering its nerve impulses to the arms and hands resulting in numbness tingling and weakness.

Prescription Medicines can contribute to Neuropathy

Statins and Chemotherapy prescriptions are another leading cause in our age advancing populations of patients in most communities.

How to Restore Nerve Function

neurogenesisWhat we have discovered is that only by simultaneously addressing the biochemical and disease management components that our neuropathy patients are afflicted with, can lasting results be obtained.  Targeted nutrition therapies and rehab measures accelerate the process of recovery in many patients.

  1. Add Fuel and Oxygen
  2. Decrease Inflammation
  3. Increase Nerve frequency of firing
  4. Address Nerve Compression at Spinal Cord or trauma site

Laser Photon Therapy

laser-photon-therapyLow light emission Lasers are theorized to work directly on the mitochondria of the body to increase ATP production.  This provides energy for accelerated wound healing.  Laser energy is also thought to reduce reactive oxygen species or free radicals removing a crucial impediment to healing. Clinically we have observed improved and accelerated would healing and pain relief with laser use.  Lasers are useful in peripheral neuropathy cases because they can penetrate tissues that are sensitive or difficult to reach.

Rebuilder Electrostim is a key modality for Peripheral Neuropathy treatment.

A pain-free electrical dual frequency signal (one to stimulate the nerve cells and the other to trigger muscle cells) is pulsed on and off at the frequency of 7.83 cycles per second. *We have found that the human body is particularly sensitive to this frequency. One postulation for this sensitivity is that the electrical potential between the earth’s atmosphere and the earth’s surface is also approximately 7.83 Hz.

rebuilder-electrosim

Using this signal frequency, *research by Dr. David Phillips has found that the body not only responds favorably but the brain is induced to release large amounts of endorphins. The effect of this endorphin release is a generalized sense of well-being, a reduction in pain and anxiety levels elsewhere in the body, and even a reduction in emotional pain. Long term clinical applications suggest some normalization of function is occurring*. This ensures a very high level of patient compliance not only because you feel good physically during the treatment period but because you feel better emotionally afterward experiencing a reduction in pain for a period of 4 to 6 hours.

Disc decompression

disk-decompressionSpinal Nerve Lesions are very common is patients with Peripheral neuropathy.  Low back traction which acts to provide decompression of the disc tissue can restore nerve function to the peripheral musculature.  We add this to many of our patients treatments with good results.

In the end, we want to restore nerve function by increasing the frequency of firing of the Peripheral Nerve.

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For more information, please call The Wellness Pros, a Santucci Chiropractic Corporation at (408) 871-8222

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