Do your suffer from one or more of the following?
- Burning pain
- Sharp electrical-like pain
- Leg cramping
- Pain when you walk
- Prickling or tingling feelings in feet
- Difficulty sleeping from leg and foot discomfort
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD)
What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy is damage of the peripheral nerves. Your peripheral nerves — the nerves in your toes and fingertips — are the ones on the periphery of your body. When the nerves are damaged, they don’t function properly. People with peripheral neuropathy have decreased or abnormal sensation in their toes and fingers. Sometimes, they develop problems moving these parts of the body as well.
What Causes Neuropathy?
With so many ranging symptoms, how can you know where your neuropathy came from?
Just as with the symptoms, there are many causes of neuropathy. Several of the most common causes include diabetes, chemotherapy, vitamin B1, B6, B12, E, or Niacin deficiencies, alcohol, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis.
There is another category of neuropathy that is often diagnosed, called idiopathic neuropathy: this is diagnosed neuropathy with an unknown cause.
Our Neuropathy Treatment Program
If you are tired of living with the symptoms of neuropathy, let us suggest customized treatment options. We will review your history as well as perform a visual inspection of your extremities to assess reflexes, gait, and balance. We will then incorporate our four components of therapy into your course of treatment.
How is it diagnosed?
We offer a comprehensive neuropathy exam complete with patient history, thorough neurological exam, and diagnostic testing. Our nursing staff performs a series of non-invasive, painless tests for neuropathy. The test takes about three minutes and gives an accurate evaluation of the severity of nerve damage associated with neuropathy and other nerve conditions.
Skin Biopsy to Diagnose Small Fiber Neuropathy
Performing a skin biopsy to analyze and quantify nerve fibers in the epidermis is a relatively simple and convenient way to identify and monitor small fiber neuropathies. Studies support the high sensitivity and specificity of skin biopsy in detecting small nerve fiber loss and it has been used not only in diagnosis, but also to evaluate disease progression and treatment success. ENFD studies have been found to have 88.4% sensitivity in detection, compared with 54.6% for clinical exams alone. Moreover, the test can detect early nerve fiber damage even in asymptomatic patients.
This revolutionary, FDA cleared laser therapy dramatically increases oxygen and blood flow to damaged nerves.
While the therapeutic laser wand passes over the injured area, the patient experiences a gentle warming sensation over the skin. Laser therapy is not only painless, it feels great!
Laser Therapy Delivers Healing Energy Directly to the Nerve Cells
Class IV High Power Laser Therapy sends bio-available energy directly through intact skin to photoreceptors within the injured cells to “jump-start” the healing process. The photoreceptors act like solar panels. They accumulate and store energy (ATP) which is then used by the powerhouse of the cell, called the mitochondria. The powerhouse then releases this energy to activate the healing process.
NO MORE Pain, NO MORE Numbness, NO MORE Tingling, and NO MORE Burning!
Laser Therapy Improves the Function of Blood Vessels that Feed the Nerves
Class IV High Power Laser sends radiant infrared energy deep into the walls of the blood vessels that feed the injured nerves. This improves the elasticity and function of the blood vessels. As the blood vessels become healthier the nerves begin to thrive. The laser therapy improves the oxygenation of the individual nerve cells allowing them to “plump up” and lengthen to fill-in the gaps between the nerve cells. This allows the nerve signals to “jump” from cell to cell more quickly since the distance between the nerve cells is lessened.
The opening up of the electrical pathways and the accelerated nerve cell repair allow for clear, correct communication between the brain and the rest of the body. The result is healthy function and a return to normal sensation.
Stem Cell and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Increase the body’s regenerative and restorative healing powers. Stem cell and platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy is the first-ever form of regenerative treatment for joint, tendon, muscle, and ligament injury, cartilage degeneration, and a wide variety of chronic and neurologic conditions. These injections utilize your body’s own concentrated platelets increasing your body’s healing process. Patients heal two to five times more quickly with the use of PRP therapy.
Neurogenx Nerve Reintegration Stimulation - A New Treatment for Neuropathy and Nerve Pain that Really Works!
Neurogenx is an exciting, new FDA-approved neuropathy treatment with clinically documented results showing an overall 80-85% success rate in alleviating neuropathy and neuropathic pain!
Treatment effects will often last six to 12 months or more with some requiring periodic treatment to maintain their level of relief. Treatment consists of an advanced Electronic Signaling Technology (EST), combined with a series of nerve blocks. This device is starting to be used effectively for several conditions in pain management clinics around the country.
Currently, the most common treatment for neuropathy is with oral medications such as the anti-seizure medication Gabapentin, antidepressants, or narcotics which help settle down or dull nerve sensation. Unfortunately, these medications are not a cure and often have many undesirable side effects.
Who Can Benefit from Neurogenx Treatments?
Neurogenx is used to treat the numbness or pain that may be associated with diabetes, post-chemotherapy, neuromuscular pain or disease, restless leg syndrome, post-surgery, secondary to injury, fibromyalgia, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD), some autoimmune diseases, post-drug and alcohol use, and idiopathic (unexplained) neuropathy.
Typical neuropathy symptoms in your feet, legs, or hands that the Neurogenx Treatments can help include:
- Decreased sensation
- Tingling, burning, stinging
- Abnormal sensations
- Shooting or electric-shock type pain
- Cotton or bunched up sock sensation in the balls of your feet
- Loss of balance or coordination and muscle weakness
Who Won’t Benefit from Neurogenx Neuropathy Treatments?
There is minimal or no benefit from this treatment if the source of your neuropathy is present. This includes diabetics with poor control of blood sugars, pain caused by a bulging or ruptured disk that’s compressing a nerve, permanent nerve damage, currently on chemotherapy, and taking certain medications or drugs that are causing your neuropathy. Also, it cannot be used on patients who use electrical medical devices, such as an “on-demand” type pacemaker or defibrillator, implanted pain pumps or stimulators, or women who are currently pregnant.
How Does The Neurogenx Nerve Treatment Work?
A special Electrical Signal Treatment (EST) is applied via electrodes to your legs and feet or arms and hands. This is combined with local anesthetic nerve blocks that helps drive the electrical stimulation into the nerves. This treatment not only helps stop neuropathy from getting worse, but actually improves nerve function in most patients with clinical studies showing an 80-85% success rate.
At Renuva Xtremity in Memphis, we are now able to treat your neuropathy and alleviate any pain and numbness.
Our neuropathy treatment plan can help improve sensation, help reduce or eliminate your need for oral medications and help prevent complications of neuropathy, all while improving your quality of life!
Supplementation to correct vitamin deficiencies and inefficiencies which provide essential nutrients that allow the nerves to heal.