Neuropathy is a condition in which a person experiences pain, tingling, and numbness often in the hands and feet, though it may occur in other parts of the body as well.
The word itself betrays the general and somewhat mysterious nature of the disease. Neuro- of or related to nerves and -pathy a disease or ailment of. In medical circles, one can see that a lot of different conditions could be attributed to “something wrong with the nerves”.
Regardless of the vague definition, Peripheral Neuropathy sometimes referred to as Polyneuropathy, is typically diagnosed when a person has pain or numbness where there is no direct or observable cause for it.
The complication occurs as a result of nerve damage in the peripheral nervous system. There are 3 main types of nerves that can be involved:
Autonomic nerves: These regulate heart rate, sweating, blood pressure and other automatic functions of the body.
Motor nerves: Control the body muscles and are usually under conscious control.
Sensory nerves: These transmit sensations (such as information about heat and cold) from other body parts to the brain.
When these nerves are damaged it causes a cascading set of events. The most common problems are issues with motor and sensory nerves. Patients are often left to fend for themselves. Why is that doctors can only recommend medications for this disease?
Neuropathy is a complicated problem that can arise from many different causes. In today's world doctors are specialist in an area. For instance for your heart you have a cardiologist. For your lungs you have a pulmonologist. For neuropathy there is no dedicated specialty. This is in my opinion why conventional medicine has not caught up to where technology is. There are a host of things from lasers to other technologies that we have found to be very effective in treating peripheral neuropathy. The other issue is that there is very little money for companies when we talk about fixing or curing issues. The business of medicine would rather have you on a medication for life! Doctors are prisoners of the system.
It is up to us as individuals to take the time to learn and explore and push new boundaries. This is my mission. Finding better and effective ways of treating neuropathy naturally and effectively. We have found that certain machines used in certain ways have been extrodiarly effective in treating neuropathy. Patients with tremendous foot pain have gone from a 10 to a 2. We have had patients with balance problems now be able to walk. These are the neuropathy treatments that work! I have seen so many great stories in the 8 years of treating neuropathy patients.
I will leave you with this. The only thing that is working against you is your self and your desire to get well. Make up your mind that you will beat the neuropathy and surround yourself with the right help and I promise you that good things will happen.
God Bless You