Peripheral neuropathy is a condition characterized by damaged nerve endings, most commonly in the feet and lower legs. Generally, a patient’s symptoms are initially localized to the digits and bottom of the foot but over time can spread up the lower leg.
Causes of Neuropathy IN Sterling
Most cases are related to diabetes which impacts between 60 to 70 percent of all patients with diabetes. This is because elevated blood sugars eventually damage the small blood vessels that provide nutrients to the nerves. Since the blood vessels cannot provide adequate nutrients to nerves, nerve injuries do not properly heal and regenerate. There are dozens of other causes of neuropathy including trauma as well as the side effects of prescription drugs.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF NEUROPATHY
- Experiencing tingling sensations in the extremities. This sensation is also described as a pin and needling feeling or prickling feeling.
- Burning pain in the lower limbs. Eventually, the burning will move into the arms and hands as the condition progresses.
- Having pains that are sharp and stabbing. Generally, these pains are worse in the evening.
- Like the burning sensation, it will begin in the feet and legs and as the condition processes, the “electric-like” pain will move into the hands and arms.
It is also common for patients to develop muscle weakness and coordination problems. The muscles in the limbs may also become paralyzed. Patients also have an increased likelihood of developing foot ulcers and infections in the skin. Peripheral neuropathy can occur when there is nerve damage and develop into dysesthesia, which effects a patients’ touch sensation. This often leads to tingling and/or burning sensation. The skin on the extremities eventually will become so sensitive that the pressure from sheets or towels.
How we treat Neuropathy in Sterling
We use a multi-faceted approach. Medical treatment for years has centered on pain
management medicine to cover up the symptoms while the condition progresses. We are
focused on regenerating tissues of the body. We do this by a change in diet with additional
supplements that specifically have been shown to assist in regenerating tissue and in some cases using Human Cellular Tissue Products injected directly into the affected area.
We also use Red Light Therapy. This painless approach employs a powerful system that focuses on healing the damaged nerve endings, rather than covering up the symptoms with dangerous drugs which can cause terrible side effects.
The key discovery is that the Red Light actually stimulates the tissues of the body at the cellular level. The light energy penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the mitochondria of the cells. This energizes the mitochondria and accelerates the healing of damaged nerves and surrounding tissues. It does this in part by increasing the oxygenation of injured tissue. In fact, regardless of what type of tissue is involved, red light therapy dramatically increases cellular function.