Treatment For Neuropathy
The Easiest Way to Get Rid of Neuropathy
At Omaha Integrated Health, we see a lot of patients with neuropathy, a disorder that impacts 3 million Americans every year. Neuropathy is a condition in which nerves become damaged. It can result from injury, infection, exposure to toxins, or an illness such as diabetes. Autoimmune disorders and chemotherapy are also associated with neuropathy.
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE NEUROPATHY?
Symptoms of neuropathy typically include pain, numbness, weakness, and tingling in the hands and feet. Some people experience symptoms in the back, face, or thigh. Symptoms are often described as pins and needles or a burning sensation. As a result of their neuropathy symptoms, some patients struggle with walking, balance, reflexes, and coordination. Muscle weakness or loss of muscle can occur with neuropathy, as can difficulty walking.
Some patients experience chronic neuropathy that can persist for years. It can be so painful at times that it restricts the victims to a wheelchair and makes sleep difficult or impossible.
HOW DOES YOUR DOCTOR KNOW IF YOU HAVE NEUROPATHY?
Neuropathy is diagnosed after assessing your symptoms or performing a neurological exam. These exams will check your reflexes and sensations. Your doctor may also run blood, imaging (CT or MRI), and nerve tests to look for neuropathy. Finally, nerve and skin biopsies may help with a neuropathy diagnosis by identifying nerve damage.
SO…WHAT IS THE TREATMENT FOR NEUROPATHY? HOW CAN I FIX IT?
Medical treatment options include painkillers, nerve blocks, and local anesthetics. Anti-seizure and depression medications have also been prescribed for relief from neuropathy. But, as usual, at Omaha Integrated Health, we are always looking for treatment options other than drugs. Drugs just treat the symptoms of neuropathy, not the underlying cause. If we can fix the cause, the symptoms will go away.
At Omaha Integrated Heath, we use several different treatments, including infrared, heat, electrical therapy, and shockwave therapy. Shockwave therapy is when high-frequency sound waves are applied to the area of pain to stimulate the growth of new blood vessels and aid in healing damaged nerves. It has been shown to be highly effective for the treatment of several medical conditions, including:
- Muscle/Tendon Pain
- Neck/Mid/Low Back Pain
- Shoulder/Elbow/Wrist Pain as well as Frozen Shoulder and Carpal Tunnel
- Sciatic/Hip/Knee/Ankle/Foot/Heel Pain, including Patellar Tendonitis, Osgood Schlatter Disease, and Plantar Fasciitis
- Cellulite, and even…
Now, you might be thinking that the word “shockwave” does not sound very friendly, especially when referring to such a sensitive area with ED! Well, do not let the name fool you! There are no electrical shocks to the penis or anywhere else. Shockwave Therapy has been around for several years and cleared by the FDA to treat several musculoskeletal conditions with up to a 91% success rate where other types of treatments have failed.
Advancements in Shockwave Therapy have recently allowed it to be used effectively to treat ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION. It can be used alone or in conjunction with other treatments, depending on the need of the patient and the type of dysfunction being treated.
SO, WHAT, EXACTLY, IS SHOCKWAVE THERAPY, AND HOW CAN IT HELP?
Shockwave therapy uses high-frequency sound waves that are applied to the damaged area to stimulate the growth of new blood vessels and speed the healing of damaged nerves. There really is nothing like it. Some patients have found relief after years of pain where nothing else has helped!
VISIT OUR HEALTH CENTER IN OMAHA TODAY!
If you would like to learn more about neuropathy and how we can help, call Omaha Integrated Health today at 402-816-2738.