Do you have peripheral neuropathy?
This is a disorder of the peripheral nerves – the motor, sensory and autonomic nerves that connect the spinal cord to muscles, skin and internal organs. It usually affects the hands and feet, causing weakness, numbness, tingling and pain. The course of peripheral neuropathy is variable; it can come and go, slowly progressing over many years, or it can become severe and debilitating. However, with the right treatment, peripheral neuropathy can often be controlled or even reversed.
Peripheral neuropathy is common. It is estimated that upwards of 20 million Americans suffer from this illness. It can occur at any age, but is more common among older adults. A 1999 survey found that 89% of Medicare recipients have peripheral neuropathy as their primary or secondary diagnosis. The annual cost to Medicare exceeds $3.5 billion.
Peripheral neuropathy has always been present, but has not received much attention until recently. The extent of the disease and importance have not yet been adequately recognized. It is often misdiagnosed, or thought to be merely a side effect of another disease like diabetes, cancer or kidney failure.
Many types of common painkillers are not effective against pain caused by neuropathy and many traditional treatments don’t provide adequate results. But thanks to today’s advanced treatment options available at WNY Pain Relief & Integrative Wellness Center neuropathy sufferers can experience real pain relief and the improved quality of life that comes with it.
Often neuropathy sufferers see several doctors and try multiple therapies, yet continue to experience debilitating pain. At WNY Pain Relief & Integrative Wellness Center in Buffalo, NY we offer state of the art treatments combined with quality care. Our goal is to help our patients achieve the symptomatic relief they deserve and live fuller, more active lives.
Common Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy
- History of Back or Neck Problems (Herniated Discs, Spinal Stenosis…)
- Sugar Imbalance, History of Sugar Imbalance, Pre-Diabetes, Diabetes
- Certain Medications (Cholesterol lowering medications, Chemotherapy)
- Familial, Genetic, Autoimmune
- Idiopathic Neuropathy (Unknown as to why it is occuring)
Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy
- Numbness in feet
- Electrical, crawling pain
- Restless legs
- Stiffness in the hands or feet
- Pins and needles sensations
- Fatigue in the legs
- Tingling or burning in feet
- Balance problems
- Cold feeling in hands or feet
- Shooting pains in the arms or legs
Our team at WNY Pain Relief & Integrative Wellness Center is experienced at helping people with neuropathy conditions. We have an innovative and systematic approach to treating neuropathy and getting you back to happy living. If you have already tried other medical therapies such as medications and physical therapy there is a very good chance our system is a good fit for you. Our techniques that address the neurological, metabolic, and nutritional challenges allow us to get rid of chronic symptoms no matter how long they have been there. We look forward to hearing from you and getting your health back.
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