What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral Neuropathy is a disorder of the peripheral nerves – the motor, sensory and autonomic nerves that connect the spinal cord to muscles, skin and internal organs. It usually affects the hands and feet, causing weakness, numbness, tingling and pain. Peripheral Neuropathy’s course is variable: It can come and go, slowly progressing over many years, or it can become severe and debilitating, but effective new treatment is now available.
What Causes Neuropathy?
Neuropathy has many different causes. The most common metabolic cause that is seen in a physician office is patients with diabetes. Nearly 60% of all patients with diabetes develop neuropathy. As if the pain, numbness, swelling, burning, tingling, sleepless nights, balance issues, along with all the other symptoms that go along with neuropathy is not bad enough, approximately 86,000 Americans each year undergo amputations as a result of uncontrolled neuropathy. Other causes include chemotherapy, alcoholism, drugs/prescription medication, war toxins, and industrial toxins.
A new technology for treating Peripheral Neuropathy is now available in Pittsburgh
Electroanalgesia (or Neuro-analgesia) is a new, innovative treatment modality that utilizes a modulated and attenuated pulsed electronic signal (current) that can substantially reduce or even possibly eliminate – the burning, sharp pain and associated numbness and tingling of Peripheral Neuropathy and diabetic nerve pain associated with Peripheral Neuropathy. This newly-emerging technology (pioneered in Germany) is now available at Cenk Integrated Health & Spine Centers. Electroanalgesia has been successfully used and documented by physicians for a wide variety of problems. Long term advantages of this treatment regimen include dramatic cost savings in both treatment and subsequent (lifelong) medications, allowing the patient to perform activities of daily living, and avoiding interventions or surgery in a patient for whom every other conservative alternative has been exhausted.
The science behind this technology works with the neurons to prevent or slow down disuse atrophy, facilitates neuron function to help with muscle fatigue and relaxation for spasm relief, and inhibits pain, in cases of severe (long term) intractable pain. The attenuated signal penetrates deeply through and across both nerve-endings and affected muscles and other associated tissues, producing profound physiological changes, such as reduced swelling and inflammation. Micro-circulation is increased and pain levels can drop dramatically after just a few treatments. These physiological changes are triggered by the electronic signal, making this a true healing modality. Electroanalgesia does not require the use of drugs or surgery, and , most importantly, may achieve results faster than other treatment options. If you suffer from Peripheral Neuropathy in Pittsburgh, contact Cenk Integrated Health & Spine Centers today. Our treatment utilizes Electroanalgesia, Class IV Laser Therapy, High-Flow Oxygen Therapy, and condition specific supplementation. We use multiple cutting-edge techniques to exact the greatest amount of physiological change in the shortest amount of time. To schedule your consultation, call the office today and ask for Chris or contact us below by email. We look forward to helping you address the damaging effects of Peripheral Neuropathy and dramatically improving your Function and quality of life.