The Problem with Treating all Neuropathy Patients the Same

Treating patients with neuropathy requires great skill, with much time dedicated to proper assessment and evaluation.

Recently, I had the opportunity to read an article written about neuropathy treatment. This article was written directly for neuropathy treatment patients.

Fotolia 23644588 XS 200x300 The Problem with Treating all Neuropathy Patients the SameNow, maybe you even saw this yourself; it has been widely publicized as a neuropathy treatment solution in a bottle.

As I read through the article, I couldn’t help but think of the patients I’ve seen in my clinic that have been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy when, in fact, they have another serious underlying health problem.

Unfortunately, this is not at all uncommon. I recently had this discussion with another doctor, who repeated the same thing to me.

The fact of the matter is, not every patient with a diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy has had it confirmed. Far too often, the problem turns out to be something else.

Treating patients with neuropathy requires great skill, with much time dedicated to proper assessment and evaluation. Sometimes, peripheral neuropathy accompanies other medical conditions.

And that is why it is very important before beginning any extended program of neuropathy treatment to most accurately understand what may be causing your symptoms.

It is also very important to stress that any neuropathy treatment at home must not be harmful.

Too often, patients with peripheral neuropathy have impaired sensation and judgment affected by medication. This is one of the things that make self-treatment and home care without supervision potentially dangerous

There are also drug/diet supplement interactions, which can be potentially dangerous. A common one is Coumadin and CoQ10. Then there is the potential interaction with Acetyl L-Carnitine with thyroid, HIV, and many chemotherapy drugs.

The bottom line is that only a trained neuropathy treatment specialist knows for sure.

When in doubt, seek competent professional care before moving forward on any home neuropathy treatment.

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