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Acupuncture for Neuropathy 

Peripheral Neuropathy

What causes it?

Neuropathy is often caused by diabetes but can also occur due to other reasons such as injury or genetics. 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

  • Post surgical trauma

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 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 to YOUR neuropathy symptoms. Your program will be based on the length of time you've had symptoms and the degree of sensory loss you're experiencing. (Please note, we cannot accept patients with greater than 85% sensory loss.)

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

What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

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

Neuropathy occurs in the feet or hands due to nerve damage. Over time the nerves lose blood supply due to constriction 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 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Cory is the absolute best! After multiple treatments, he fixed my knee problems. He’s my go to guy if my back is giving me any problems at all and I always walk out feeling way better than when I walk in. He genuinely cares for his patients and alway does what is best for your long term health! I can’t recommend him enough!” -Matt P

 

“I have osteoarthritis in both knees with the right being worse than the left. Had my right knee scoped and did well for a few months. Was looking at having knee replacement and decided to try acupuncture and it has been great. Pain free,am able to run on the treadmill and my doctor is pleased with how I’m doing. Cory is great and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an alternative form of treatment.” -Julie G

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