Peripheral Neuropathy Intro
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How do we treat Peripheral Neuropathy?
By using specific metabolic and neurological testing and all natural metabolic support!
We support metabolism with vitamins, minerals, herbs, homeopathic remedies, and nutraceuticals. These are administered by mouth as a pill or liquid, sublingually under the tongue as a troche or liquid, or transdermally in a liposomal cream that is applied behind the knees or in the bend of your elbow.
No Drugs…No Surgery!
Causes of peripheral neuropathy include nerve injury, toxins, autoimmune responses, nutritional deficiencies, alcoholism, and metabolic disorders. Peripheral neuropathy affects at least 20 million people in the United States. Nearly 60% of all people with diabetes suffer from diabetic neuropathy. Now we run through a very thorough diagnostic workup to determine the exact cause of a patient’s Peripheral Neuropathy.
There are 5 lab panels that we may run based on individual needs. Every person is unique in their metabolic status.
Metabolic Treatments Based on Specific Lab Panels
We may run any or all of the following:
#1: A complete blood chemistry panel with auto differential: This is a very thorough test in that we look at 70 different blood markers. We can assess your thyroid, adrenal glands, liver, kidneys, red/white blood cells, immune function, sugar metabolism, and gut function with these lab tests.
All internal functions can be affected with chronic health conditions like Peripheral Neuropathy. By addressing any problems with your thyroid, adrenal glands, blood chemistry, or gut function, we can help your nerves to heal.
#2: Food Sensitivity Testing: This test determines if you have sensitivities to gluten (wheat, rye, and barley), eggs, milk, soy, and yeast. If you are sensitive to ANY of these food groups, it can be making your condition worse!
Here are some of the symptoms of these sensitivities:
Frequent indigestion or bloating after eating
Frequent loose bowel movements or constipation
Chronic pain or fatigue
The best way to find out if you are suffering from any or all of these sensitivities is to run the test!
#3: Adrenal Stress Index (ASI): We can further test your adrenal glands with a test called an Adrenal Stress Index. This is a saliva test much like DNA testing. Your adrenal glands are your “stress” organs, meaning that they react to stress.If you have been or are currently under stress, this test is a must!
When cortisol levels are abnormal, you will suffer from insomnia or blood sugar issues. Cortisol levels can be corrected via specific nutritional protocols.
#4: Intestinal Microbial Profile: This is a very thorough test that evaluates the condition of your intestinal tract. It checks for hidden viruses, bacteria, molds, yeast, H. Pylori, parasites, etc.
#5: Organic Acid Profile: This is an in-depth metabolism test. It checks your body function in the following areas:
B-Complex Vitamin Markers
Energy Production Markers
Fatty Acid Metabolism
Methylation Cofactor Markers
Neurological Treatments Based on Specific Functional Neurological Testing:
Your tests may show that your nerve system is imbalanced or you have damaged nerves. This is like having a short circuit in your car’s electrical/computer system. Your body will not work right with a short circuit in it. We do specific functional neurological tests to find out if you have one, and then correct it.
Specific therapies used to correct nerve imbalance or damage:
Non-surgical Spinal Decompression: This is a very sophisticated medical device that works by pulling on the lumbar spine, and relieving pressure on the irritated spinal nerves. It also applies a slow stretch to the low back muscles which helps to balance nerve signals back up to the brain.
We also look at x-rays and MRIs of the lumbar spine to rule out disc or degenerative problems as a cause of your condition.
Cold Laser Therapy: We use cold laser therapy to stimulate healing of body tissues. High powered lasers cut tissue, like in surgery. Cold lasers have been shown to have the opposite effect. They “wake up” cells and energize them to function normally again. We apply the lasers directly to the hands, legs, or feet. There is no pain with treatment and no side effects!
You may have never even heard of cold lasers because they first got FDA clearance in the USA in 2002. It’s relatively new to the United States, but has been used in Europe for over fifty years.
Nerve Therapy: This is painless microcurrent therapy that is set at the same frequency at which healthy nerves fire. The leads are applied directly to the hands or feet as needed. Most people will comment that they can feel the rug under their feet better immediately after the therapy session is over.
Brain-Based Therapy: If we find that the four quadrants of your brain are not balanced in the functional neurological testing, we will use this type of therapy. Different areas of the brain can become fatigued from prolonged abnormal “data” nerve input from “sick” areas of the body. Brain areas can also become inflamed and fatigued due to metabolic imbalances.
When an area of the brain has a decreased frequency of firing (fatigue), different brain-based therapies are used to “wake up” the tired/fatigued area. Some examples of this type of therapy are:
Vibration - applied to one side of the spine, fires the back part of the brain called the cerebellum. One of the functions of the cerebellum is control of the spinal postural muscles.
Auditory – Certain sounds transmitted to one ear.
Visual – Eye exercises and therapies directed to a specific area
Olfactory – Pleasant or unpleasant odors directed to one nostril
Calorics – Warm water irrigated into one ear to stimulate the cerebellum on that side.
Once we have run the necessary tests to determine your specific condition, we can treat you via proper neurological and all natural nutritional protocols.
We do not accept all cases.
We only accept those cases that we truly feel we can help, and those that are absolutely committed to following our treatment protocols.