Peripheral neuropathy can result from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes.
Burning, numbness, tingling, hot or cold sensation, or electrical shocks in the feet or hands are all common symptoms of neuropathy.
What Is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) is the term used to describe disorders of the peripheral nerves. Even though over 20 million people in the US suffer with PN, information is hard to come by. Approximately 50% of diabetics will develop the condition.
Many people using statin pills: ‘cholesterol drugs’ will be affected by this mysterious and under-recognized malady. Neuropathy means “disease or abnormality of the nervous system” which is not a very helpful definition.
We need to think of neuropathy as any DAMAGE to the nervous system. Carpal Tunnel syndrome, Herniated Discs and Strokes are all insults to different areas of the nervous system, all with different symptoms.
There are two types of symptoms with PN; negative and positive. Negative signs, which come first, are when damage to the nervous system, obviously, brings about a LOSS of a particular function. For example; loss of reflexes, loss of strength, loss of sensation like numbness. But these are rarely detectable to the patient, because the brain makes up the difference in the losses.
Only after some time do the sick and damaged nerves develop the positive signs of neuropathy; tingling , burning, biting, stabbing, shooting pains. This, too is a reaction of the brain and the nervous system. Unfortunately this over reaction tears apart the fiber of the patients’ lives.
Some patients will eventually become unable to walk at all. Others start with a tingling, pin pricking feeling that turns into deep sharp stabbing pains and burning electric shocks. These debilitating problems can also be at their worst at night while trying to get to sleep, because the PAIN never goes away. In fact, once started IT ONLY GETS WORSE!!
Currently, traditional medicine has NO cure for PN. The extremely powerful drugs dispensed to patients do NOT TREAT the NERVE DAMAGE! They numb the brain to numb the pain. Most patients cannot tolerate a drugged existence but feel the have NO OTHER OPTION against this horrifying pain.
Tired Of Games With Doctors?
Are you tired of running from doctor to doctor only to play “Russian Roulette” with different medications for your condition? “Here try this drug, that didn’t work? Try this one!” Are you tired of taking drugs that don’t fix the problem? Do you continue to struggle with burning, tingling, numbness, coldness and pain in your feet and/or arms? I am here to tell you that there is NEW HOPE!
If you would like to have more information or to set up a consultation and see how we can help you (or someone you know), call our office to schedule an appointment to see if you are a candidate for our peripheral neuropathy recovery program.
Getting Relief From Neuropathy
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