Neuropathy is a condition that currently has few treatment options. The state is described by patients as a pin and needles-like sensation with associated numbness and burning sensations as well.
In more extreme cases, there may be no feeling in the extremity at all.
Neuropathy could be due to diabetes but also could be due to chemotherapy or other factors, including genetic.
This condition could be hard to detect at first, and if left untreated can lead to a wide variety of symptoms that not only affect the limbs but also affect the digestive system and heart as well.
Peripheral Neuropathy affects typically those with diabetes, as high sugar concentrations in the bloodstream, can cause consistent damage to nerves throughout the body. The peripheral limbs, such as the arms and legs, are the most commonly affected areas because it is harder for blood to reach the outer limbs.
When the blood vessels are damaged from diabetes, this process is expedited as blood flow is not as present to provide the necessary nutrients to combat the negative effects of diabetes.
Neuropathy can be a hard to identify and potentially very damaging condition if left untreated.
There are now several relief options that target nerves directly and take care of the leading cause of the problem:
- Herbal, options with Chinese herbal medicine that focuses the issue with poor circulation,
- as well as injectables, which are all-natural/homeopathic.
What is Diabetic Neuropathy?
Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur if you have diabetes. High blood sugar (glucose) can injure nerves throughout your body, as they throw off the sodium and sugar channels that are critical for proper nerve function.
Diabetic neuropathy most often damages nerves in your legs and feet.
Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from pain and numbness in your legs and feet to problems with your digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels, and heart.
While neuropathy is known to most often present mild symptoms, diabetic neuropathy can be quite painful and disabling if left untreated. The condition is known to progress unnoticed before symptoms present themselves in some cases.
There are four main types of diabetic neuropathy, but two of them are presented most often; peripheral and autonomic neuropathy.
1. Peripheral neuropathy is the most common type of diabetic neuropathy. It affects the feet and legs, hands, and arms, and all the peripheral nerves associated. Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy are often worse at night, and may include:
- Numbness or reduced ability to feel pain or temperature changes
- Tingling or burning sensation
- Sharp pains or cramps
- Increased sensitivity to touch — for some people, even the weight of a bedsheet can be painful
2. Autonomic nerves control your heart, bladder, stomach, intestines, sexual organs, and eyes. Autonomic neuropathy can affect nerves in any of these areas, possibly causing:
- A lack of awareness that blood sugar levels are low (hypoglycemia unawareness)
- Bladder problems, including urinary tract infections or urinary retention or incontinence.
- Constipation, uncontrolled diarrhea or both.
- Heart palpitations
Radiofrequency Therapy (RFT)
Pulsed radiofrequency therapy is an FDA approved, powerful neuropathy treatment option that targets the source of pain naturally and effectively utilizing electrical current as well, coupled with radiofrequency. No tissue destruction occurs.
When stimulated correctly, these nerves seem to naturally return to normal function and transmit reduced pain signals. The radiofrequency therapy that we offer is external, so there is no need to have needles placed.
In addition to pain relief, radiofrequency therapy also helps nerves work better and more efficiently. It helps to make nerves more primed and ready for action by helping to rebalance the chemicals that are necessary for proper function. The direct stimulation from the therapy helps to create a healthier environment for nerves and allows them to stay active and respond when triggered.
One of the leading causes of neuropathy is the lack of activation of the nerves, which results in the nerve becoming “dead” or mostly inactive. That results in the associated symptoms of the different types of neuropathy.
Radiofrequency therapy has been proven to be a safe and effective way to treat many different forms of pain across the body. It also is generally well-tolerated, with very few associated complications.
Contact us today to find out if you are eligible for the life-changing solutions!