Dr Sharon Roth of Roth Wellness looks at the symptoms of Neuropathy, and how they
can be treated without using drugs or surgery.
Do you suffer with: Numbness, Burning, Tingling, Pain or Balance issues? Many of our patients with Neuropathy feel like their feet are standing on nails or tacks. Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition affecting more than 30 million Americans, and the condition is growing rapidly. In our clinics across the country, we have developed a precise and effective system treating peripheral Neuropathy. This program is helping thousands of people across the US with the debilitating condition.
The interventions and technology we use are designed to address the multiple factors that can contribute to the development of Neuropathy, and provide ongoing relief for our patients.
Given that peripheral Neuropathy almost always has a vascular component the first group of therapies we utilize are designed to improve nitric oxide production, nerve re-education, angiogenesis, and increase circulation to the extremities.
When we can improve the underlying blood supply to the peripheral nerves as well as address the centrally mediated pain, patients experience substantial decreases in pain, increased balance, and diminished numbness/tingling that is all too common with Neuropathy. We have a unique system where you will only have to come in the office 1x/week for a period of time, while gaining independence from your Neuropathy Condition.
At the forefront of our treatment regimen is the use of an infrared diode device, also known as low-level light therapy, photon therapy or photo therapy. This therapy outputs infrared light ranging in wavelength from 430-880nm. The best wavelengths to use are infrared, specifically the narrower wavelengths in the near infrared (NIR) band centering around 900 nm. When used appropriately on the affected are, these lights promote the release of nitric oxide from the endothelial cells, increase local blood flow and stimulating angiogenesis.
A double-blind, randomized, placebo controlled study published in the Journal Diabetes Care (with the plantar surface of the diabetic foot), found remarkable improvements in balance following a course of infrared therapy. At the beginning of the study, 90% of subjects reported substantial balance issue; after treatment this declined to only 17%. Another study published in 2006 found a 78% reduction I falls and a 72% increase in activities of daily living. The rate of wound incidence in diabetic peripheral neuropathy also dramatically decreased with the administration of this therapy. One study found the rate of new diabetic foot wounds to be 1.5% in the treatment group vs. the national average of 7.3%. This results in a substantial cost savings as well as a reduction in patient risk due to wound healing complications. As promising as the results of infrared treatment as a monotherapy may be, we have seen more comprehensive results with the addition of several other therapies. Electrical stimulation with the ReBuilder: Peripheral neuropathy is primarily a nerve problem. The primary tool we use is the ReBuilder, a unique electrical stimulation device that opens the nerve paths, reeducated the nerves, remmineralizes the synaptic junctions between the nerve cells and treats all the nerves from the toes, up the leg, across the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system synaptic junctions, and then down the other leg. This device is currently used at The Cancer Treatment Centers of America and has been for more than 15 years exclusively and they have reported a 93 percent success rate in the reduction of both pain and numbness.
Along with these two devices we also utilize cutting edge technology to help the patient get back to living the life they love. Neuropathy is a treatable condition without drugs, surgeries or injections! For more information call 615-229-7344
LOCATION & HOURS
Roth Wellness and Chiropractic
600 Old Hickory Blvd. | Suite 104
Nashville TN 37209