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March 15, 2019
New Technology offering RELIEF of the Nerve Pain of
Peripheral Neuropathy Now in Colorado Springs
Peripheral Neuropathy can be life changing. Most patients will develop rather significant symptoms including numbness and altered sensations mainly in the hands and feet. Some may have only minimal effects in the early stages. Recent research indicates that as much has 30% of people with develop peripheral neuropathy as many of us 30% to 40% will be idiopathic in nature. Idiopathic means the underlying cause is unknown and now neuropathy relief center in Colorado Springs is providing relief.
Symptoms will usually start in the large nerves in the feet. The peripheral nerves primary job is providing healthy nerve flow. Depending on what the part of the nerves that are affected determines your diagnosis. Consider the nerve is like a rubber coated wire with the (inner core of nerve) primarily for carrying strength information and the covering of the nerve myelin sheath is for sensation or feeling. Peripheral neuropathy is a sensory disorder with minimal relationships to leg strength loss. Call Dr. Berthiaume today at Neuropathy Relief Center of Colorado Springs at 719-550-1234.
Some patients’ symptoms can be rather severe and strange. Patients describe walking on foam with needles and walking on balloons with needles. Some patients will lose sensation. First with minimal pain and then the pain will follow eventually.
Loss of feeling in the feet can be serious as it is a serious risk factor in falls. The Center for Disease (CDC) developed balance classes due to the high mortality rate of falls and associated health issues. In my home state of Florida, research panels have noted the major costs associated with falls, MRI, rehab hospital stay, home therapy, etc. Simply put, falls in the elderly is a leading cause of death. Falls are a concern of catastrophic consequences. If suffering, call Dr. Berthiaume for help with neuropathy in Colorado Springs at 719-550-1234.
The diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy is mainly done through a comprehensive medical history. The golden standard for testing is an EMG nerve test. This test is usually performed by a medical neurologist. This test involves measuring nerve flow in our arms and legs. With needles hooked up to a computer.
Diabetics must be ruled out with blood tests. Diabetics make up a large percentage of sufferers. Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D levels and the thyroid should be tested to rule out other underlying causes, as well as diet and supplements.
First treatment usually consists of pharmaceuticals, most commonly prescribed GABApentin (Neurotin) and Lyrica. Pain meds are commonly prescribed. Recent studies indicate that as high as 70% of the time they can be in-effective.
Loss of Feeling = Falls
New Treatment Options for Peripheral Neuropathy Sufferers with all medications the side effects can be life changing and bizarre for some. Seizure medications for pain has been shown in long term use to shrink our brains.
Our facility here in Colorado Springs uses a multifaceted approach to help sufferers of peripheral neuropathy without drugs or surgery. We use two new light therapies (Class 4 Laser Therapy) and LED Light Therapy by Collagentex. These two new therapies combined with nerve stimulation tools, this gently allows the nerve to work better to stimulate the damaged nerves.
We also use an innovative tool to stimulate and teach the nerves healthy firing patterns. This device has been likened to a pacemaker for leg nerves, similar to a heart pacemaker implanted in a patient’s chest. We also utilize whole body vibrations. These devices have been proven in recent studies to improve nerve function and increase strength and improve balance. This 4-step protocol has been proven to provide relief!
Dr. Berthiaume was the co-developer of this new protocol now available in Colorado Springs Colorado.
Nerve related conditions are difficult to manage, and can be more difficult to accurately diagnosis and treat. In our program we call our initial meeting a screening to determine if the nerve damage is too severe to respond to our new technology. If your seeking relief of your peripheral neuropathy symptoms call Neuropathy Relief Center of Colorado Springs at 719-550-1234 located at 6120 Barnes Rd, Colorado Springs.
Dr. Dana Berthiaume, D.C. has over 27 years of clinical experience working with nerve and spine related issues. His new upcoming book ‘The Neuropathy Free Life’ covers all aspects of neuropathy and a focus on lifestyle changes and the new technology he uses in his chiropractic practice in Colorado Springs located at 6120 Barnes Road. 719-550-1234. For more information see www.NeuropathyReliefColoradoSprings.com.