Peripheral Neuropathy is one of the most common chronic diseases in the U.S…over 20 million Americans have it. Peripheral neuropathy or “nerve damage” disrupts the body’s ability to communicate with its muscles, skin, joints, or internal organs. Peripheral neuropathy can be compared to the body’s electrical wiring system breaking down, causing Tingling ( Pins and Needles), numbness, pain, weakness and poor coordination.
Polyneuropathy accounts for the greatest number of peripheral neuropathy cases. It occurs when many peripheral nerves throughout the body malfunction at the same time. Polyneuropathy can have a wide variety of causes, including exposure to certain toxins, poor nutrition (particularly vitamin B deficiency), and complications from diseases such as cancer or kidney failure.
One of the most common forms of chronic polyneuropathy is diabetic neuropathy, a condition that occurs in people with diabetes. It is the result of poorly controlled blood sugar levels. Though less common, diabetes can also cause mononeuropathy, often characterized by weakness of the eye or of the thigh muscles.
These are the most common symptoms of polyneuropathy:
- Tingling (Pins and Needles)
- Loss of sensation in the arms and legs
Causes of Polyneuropathy
Polyneuropathy has many causes, including infections, autoimmune diseases, chemical or drug toxicity, certain medications, and cancer that invades the nerves. Poorly controlled diabetes is a common cause of chronic polyneuropathy.
How our Neuropathy Program Can Help?
Our Neuropathy Program is developed to help seniors with neuropathy in comfort of their home with compassionate care & latest medical technology like Anodyne & ETPS1000. Both therapies in combination help to increase circulation, decrease pain & improve sensation in hands & feet.
The Anodyne Therapy System is a non-invasive way to increase circulation and reduce pain. Anodyne Therapy can help restore sensation in the feet of diabetic patients with peripheral neuropathy, along with improving walking patterns and balance.
Anodyne Therapy’s innovative technology
The Anodyne Therapy System uses near-infrared light to release nitric oxide, a powerful vasodilator, from red blood cells. The localized release of nitric oxide improves nerve function and is also important for growing new blood vessels and skin cells necessary for wound healing.
Who can benefit from Anodyne Therapy?
Individuals with numbness or pain in their feet or legs combined with difficulty with gait or balance abnormalities can benefit. However, people with diabetes and peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and chronic wounds are most likely to benefit.
Anodyne Therapy has improved abilities for patients with:
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Carpal tunnel/tarsal tunnel
- Chronic wounds
- Chronic pain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Contractures/frozen shoulder
- Plantar fascitis
What is ETPS 1000?
ETPS 1000 is a new FDA approved therapy that combines the principles of acupuncture & neurology with microcurrent stimulation. Around the world, ETPS is successfully helping many pain patients control their patient pain levels and resume normal functioning in their lives again!
How Does it Work?
ETPS applies concentrated DC micro-stimulation to produce an “acupuncture” response that “releases” muscle tissue that impinges nerves & causes joint articulations (pain). This action permits increased reinnervation of affected neural pathways, allowing patient pain levels to be substantially decreased, often instantaneously. This multi-pronged approach to the body’s nervous and musculoskeletal system is the reason why ETPS works so well on pain Clinically, the intention of ETPS 1000 is to isolate the root causes of a patient’s pain by applying micro-stimulation to acupuncture points that relate to different muscles, tissues and systems (neurological, segmental, limbic, myofascial etc).