PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY WARNING

PAIN, NUMBNESS, & TINGLING IN THE HANDS AND FEET

Nashville, TN – The most common method your doctor will recommend to treat your neuropathy is with prescription drugs that may temporarily reduce your symptoms. These drugs have names such as Gabapentin, Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Neurontin, and are primarily antidepressant or anti-seizure drugs.

These drugs may cause you to feel uncomfortable and have a variety of harmful side effects. Peripheral neuropathy is a result of damage to the nerves often causing weakness, pain, numbness, tingling, and the most debilitating balance problems. This damage is commonly caused by a lack of blood flow to the nerves in the hands and feet which causes the nerves to begin to degenerate due to lack of nutrient flow.

Figure 1: When these very small blood vessels become diseased they begin to shrivel up and the nerves begin to degenerate.

As you can see in Figure 1, as the blood vessels that surround the nerves become diseased, they shrivel up. This causes the nerves to not get the nutrients to continue to survive. When these nerves begin to “die,” they cause you to have balance problems, pain, numbness, tingling, burning, and many additional symptoms.

The main problem is that your doctor has told you to just live with the problem or try taking drugs. There is now a facility right here in Nashville, TN that offers you hope without taking endless drugs with serious side effects.

In order to effectively treat your neuropathy, three factors must be determined:

1. What is the underlying cause?

2. How much nerve damage has been sustained.

NOTE: Once you have sustained 85% nerve loss, there is likely nothing that we can do for you.

3. How much treatment will your condition require?

The treatment that is provided at Roth Wellness has three main goals:

1. Increase blood flow

2. Stimulate small fiber nerves

3. Decrease brain-based pain

The amount of treatment needed to allow the nerves to fully recover varies from person to person.  A detailed neurological and vascular evaluation will determine the amount of treatment needed.

Figure 2: The blood vessels will grow back around the nerves much like a plant’s roots grow when watered.

Dr. Sharon Roth DC at Roth Wellness and Chiropractic will do a neuropathy severity examination to determine the extent of the nerve damage for only $45.

This neuropathy severity examination will consist of a detailed sensory evaluation, extensive peripheral vascular testing, and a detailed analysis of the findings of your neuropathy.

Call 615-352-9379 to make an appointment with Dr. Roth to determine if your peripheral neuropathy can be treated.