Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy is caused by damaged nerves in the peripheral nervous system.  Tingling, numbness and burning in the hands and feet can make this condition debilitating.

If left untreated the condition worsens, eventually causing balance and mobility issues, loss of independence and an overall decrease in the quality of life.

Acupuncture increases blood flow throughout the body, thereby revitalizing energy and helping to restore and protect damaged nerves.  This process has been used for centuries to manage pain and help patients carry on with their daily activities.

Combining the time-tested science of acupuncture with other modern medical techniques, we offer treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy!

Do you experience tingling, numbness, or pain in your hands or feet?  If so, you may have peripheral neuropathy.

Peripheral Neuropathy occurs in the feet or hands due to nerve damage.  Over time the nerves lose blood supply which causes them to degenerate.  As nerve damage progresses, they start sending abnormal signals to the brain.

People with Peripheral Neuropathy describe the pain as stabbing, burning, or tingling.  Some will experience numbness as the nerve damage progresses.  Once the sensation is lost in the feet, balance problems start to occur and you may be at risk of falling.  If neuropathy is in your hands, you may experience weakened grip and begin to drop things.

Peripheral Neuropathy can be treated!

Your doctor may have told you that you just have to live with your neuropathy symptoms but relief can be achieved.  We have pioneered state of the art solutions to help your neuropathy symptoms.  For most of our patients neuropathy can be reduced, or even eliminated.

Peripheral Neuropathy is a degenerative disease which means that if left untreated it will continually worsen.

What causes Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral Neuropathy is often caused by diabetes but can also occur due to other reasons, such as injury or genetics, it can also be induced by chemotherapy.  In some cases, the cause is unknown.

Your doctor may recommend medications such as Gabepentin or Lyrica but these often provide limited relief.

Common causes

  • Diabetes
  • B12 deficiency
  • Chemotherapy 
  • Kidney disease
  • Toxins or infections

THREE things to know when determining treatment

  1. What is the underlying cause?
  2. How much nerve damage has been sustained?
  3. How much treatment will be required?

FOUR goals of treatment

  1. Increase blood flow
  2. Stimulate nerve fibers
  3. Decrease brain based pain
  4. Enhance quality of life!

What to expect

We will provide a neurological and vascular exam to determine the extent of injury to the nerves.

Then, we will develop a comprehensive treatment plan customized for your neuropathy symptoms.  Your program will be based on the length of time you have had symptoms and the degree of sensory loss you are experiencing.

The procedures are quick and painless, you are in and out of the office in 30-45 minutes.