One approach, which we are using successfully in our NeuropathyDR Treatment Centers, is to attempt to correct the actual health of your nerves wherever this is possible.
I know firsthand how difficult dealing with neuropathy, and then helping my patients when selecting effective treatment options can be.
I was struck by this back in 2008 when Louise, one of the patients who inspired me to write about her jouney getting her life back at 80 years old in the best seller “Beating Neuropathy”.
The sad part is that not enough doctors and physical therapists know there are two approaches many patients can take advantage of for neuropathy treatment.
The first is just to attempt dampening the pain,tingling numbness and burning with medications. Of course some medication usage is often needed especially when neuropathy symptoms really get out of control. Or in the case of a very sudden neuropathy onset.
But the big problem with a drugs only neuropathy treatment is there is no attempt to actually improve the underlying health of your nervous system. Or other body systems for that matter.
The second approach, which we are using successfully in over 50 NeuropathyDR Treatment Centers, is to attempt to correct the actual health of your nerves wherever this is possible.
Now some doctors are not even aware this is possible! But, many times it is. We have been proving it since 2009 and will shortly be publishing 100 case studies.
There are three key factors we address in every patient. First is metabolic “rehabilitation”. By this I mean addressing the lifestyle and diet and nutrition factors caused by or related to the very condition that caused your neuropathy to develop.
This is especially true in “metabolic syndrome”, which is likely responsible for many cases of “idiopathic” Neuropathy (maybe you have heard ‘ we don’t know what caused your neuropathy Mrs. Jones’).
Next we address the structural issues that so often complicate neuropathy cases. For example, most adults have some degree of disc, spine and hip structural issues. Many times these can be addressed with physical therapy modalities, laser therapy and spinal traction or decompression.
And third, we usually treat many forms of neuropathy with special clinic applications of side effect-free neurostimulation.
We’ll have way more on the unique NeuropathyDR “second approach” to neuropathy treatment in our next article on Monday Morning!
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