NEUROPATHY

DO YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS?

  • PINS & NEEDLES FEELING
  • NUMBNESS IN HANDS OR FEET
  • TINGLING OR BURNING SENSATIONS
  • ARM & LEG WEAKNESS
  • SHARP SHOOTING PAINS
  • MUSCLE CRAMPS IN YOUR LEGS
  • CHANGES IN YOUR SKIN AND NAILS
  • INABILITY TO FEEL COLD OR HEAT
  • SLEEPLESS NIGHTS DUE TO PAIN

If so, you may have a condition called PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY

An estimated 20 million people in the United States have some form of peripheral neuropathy.

Your nerves communicate with the brain through tiny electrical impulses.

The Central Nervous System consists of the brain and the spinal cord. The nerves that course through your arms, hands, legs, and feet make up the Peripheral Nervous System. Peripheral nerves carry both sensory and motor information back to the brain and spinal cord. Messages such as “hot” or “cold” to the touch are sensory in nature. Messages that tell the muscles to move, for example, when you take a step to walk or lift a coffee cup to your mouth to drink are motor in nature.

Damage to the peripheral nerves interferes with the transmission of nerve signals or impulses to the brain and spinal cord. Neuropathy means nerve disease or damage. Symptoms vary depending on whether motor or sensory nerves are damaged. Symptoms can range from pins & needles, tingling, numbness or severe burning pain and are primarily sensory. Muscle wasting and weakness can also occur and are primarily motor.

Smaller sensory fibers transmit sensations of pain and temperature. Damage to these nerve fibers can interfere with the ability to feel pain or changes in temperature. For diabetics this is a very serious problem as cuts or wounds can result in an infection of the muscles and bones. Diabetics run a high risk of amputation of the feet and legs for this reason.

The exact opposite can occur and the nerve endings can become over sensitive and even the slightest touch can cause severe pain (ALLODYNIA). These patients cannot tolerate wearing socks and shoes or having the bed sheets touch their feet.

CAUSES OF NEUROPATHY:

The most common cause of nerve damage is due to trauma and physical injury from motor vehicle accidents, falls, and surgical procedures. Often the trauma occurred years ago and nerve damage has progressed slowly over time. An increasing number of nerve injuries are due to surgical procedures.

Repetitive activities may cause ligaments, tendons, and joints to become inflamed and swollen. This usually compresses a nerve that passes through a narrow compartment. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a good example of this type of nerve injury.

The symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are due to damage of the Median nerve as it courses through the wrist.

Metabolic disorders such as diabetes and thyroid dysfunction disrupt cellular processes that transform essential nutrients such as vitamins, amino acids, and minerals to produce energy and eliminate waste products. The buildup and accumulation of toxic waste products can damage the nerves. Leading health experts estimate that 70% of diabetics have already developed significant nerve damage and neuropathy.

Circulatory disease can impair blood flow to the peripheral nerves. This results in decreased oxygen levels or hypoxia. When the nerves are starving for oxygen the electrical signals are slowed down and in severe cases are stopped. This results in disruption of both sensory and motor fibers.

Infections from viruses are becoming extremely common and are often overlooked as a cause. Herpes zoster causes a very painful disorder commonly referred to as “shingles”. The herpes zoster virus irritates the nerve endings and causes inflammation. Other viruses that are known to damage nerve fibers are Epstein-Barr, cytomegalovirus, West Nile virus, and herpes simplex.

Environmental toxins such as heavy metals and pesticides are documented extensively in the medical literature and the nerves are especially sensitive to these toxins. You can Google the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website for useful information. Lead, mercury, and arsenic are prevalent in the United States are the primary heavy metals known to cause peripheral neuropathy.

Medications such as the statin drugs used to lower cholesterol levels are a major cause of peripheral neuropathy. Recently some drugs commonly used to treat heart disease and high blood pressure have been implicated in causing nerve damage.

Especially harmful are the chemotherapy drugs used in cancer treatments.

Alcoholism and heavy alcohol consumption are well documented as a primary cause of peripheral neuropathy. The reason this occurs is due to depletion of essential B vitamins, especially thiamine or B1, B12 and folic acid.

Auto-immune diseases cause chronic inflammation that directly interferes with nerve conduction. In auto-immune disease, the immune system turns its attention away from recognizing and attacking foreign invaders such as viruses,

fungi and bacteria. Now, the immune system sees the affected individual as the “enemy” and attacks the various organ systems. Rheumatoid arthritis is a commonly seen auto-immune disease. That person’s immune system is attacking the joints in their body. Inflammation seen with Lupus can destroy joints, organs, and connective tissue that eventually interferes with proper nerve conduction.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT DOCTOR

Ten years ago I developed “pins and needles” sensations in my feet. This progressed to severe burning pain within a short period of time. Sometimes my feet hurt so bad I could not tolerate putting my socks and shoes on. At night, I had to kick off the bed sheets. Just the touch of the bed sheets on my feet caused severe, burning pain. I was unable to get a good night’s sleep due to the pain.

Today, I have NO SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS of painful peripheral neuropathy. Believe me, I would not wish this type of pain on my worst enemy. Yes, I AM CURED OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SUFFER FROM PAINFUL PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY!!

I am Dr. Charles A. Scott and I specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral neuropathy. After years of research and clinical application I have put together a proven and effective treatment program for peripheral neuropathy. This proven protocol is available to our patients at Scott Chiropractic located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

PROVEN, EFFECTIVE TREATMENT

Many times the patients we see in our clinic have a combination of both blood vessel disease and nerve damage. This is technically referred to as a NEURO-VASCULAR condition in the medical literature. Our treatment program addresses these needs and restores essential nutrients and oxygen rich blood to repair the damaged nerves and blood vessels.

I have been able to produce an effective solution to peripheral neuropathy by combining six specific modalities. While some clinics specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of neuropathy may use two or three of these modalities, we are the only clinic to successfully use and implement these six modalities. 1. Neurologically based spinal manipulation. Following a comprehensive neurological exam I can determine where interference within the Central Nervous System is occurring. A specific and individualized treatment plan to rebalance the nervous systems involved in peripheral neuropathy is prescribed. 2. Non-Needle Acupuncture. As part of a comprehensive exam I utilize Digital Meridian Imaging as part of a total holistic approach to your healthcare. This computerized exam allows me to measure and analyze the 12 major meridian and organ systems of Traditional Chinese Medicine. A specific acupuncture treatment is then formulated in order to restore balance and health. 3. Cold Laser Therapy. Medical research documents the decrease in inflammation with laser therapy. Cold laser also kick starts the healing process and regenerates damaged nerves. The laser machine I utilize is very powerful and is available only to trained healthcare professionals. 4. MORA therapy. I learned this therapy while studying with medical doctors in Germany that specialize in Functional Medicine. This therapy uses the patient's own electro-magnetic frequencies to heal the nervous system. 5. Nutrition therapy. One of my specialties is Clinical Nutrition and I utilize specific nutrients that rebuild and regenerate the peripheral nerves. Specific herbal and homeopathic remedies are necessary to remove the toxins that are damaging your nerves. 6. ReBuilder. This therapy is based on extensive research conducted by Dr. David Phillips, Ph.D. This medical device provides nerve stimulation at the identical frequency that is propagated along the nerves in the human body.

FIND OUT IF THIS WILL WORK FOR YOU:

It's time for you to find out if my NEUROPATHY TREATMENT PROGRAM will be your solution to resolving your neuropathy. The professional staff at Scott Chiropractic & Wellness understands your concerns and we want to help make your first appointment as easy and positive as possible.

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Why suffer with years of misery? That is no way to live, not when there could be an easy and affordable solution to your problem.