Peripheral Neuropathy

 

Peripheral neuropathy describes damage to the peripheral nervous system, the vast communications network that transmits information from the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system) to every other part of the body. Peripheral nerves also send sensory information back to the brain and spinal cord, such as a message that the feet are cold or a finger is burned. Damage to the peripheral nervous system interferes with these vital connections. Like static on a telephone line, peripheral neuropathy distorts and sometimes interrupts messages between the brain and the rest of the body.

Patients with peripheral neuropathy often experience unrelenting tingling, numbness, unusual sensations, weakness, or burning pain.  These symptoms often make it difficult to walk, sense when an affected area is injured, create changes in hand writing and generally make life miserable for peripheral neuropathy sufferers.

But here is the really bad part about peripheral neuropathy, the part that confuses most doctors and prolongs your misery…

Just because you feel symptoms in your feet doesn’t mean that’s where the problem is.  The problem could be the nerves in your feet, but it could also be anywhere along the path from the feet to the parietal lobe in the brain.

The parietal lobe is where all of the sensory information from your peripheral nerves is processed.

Simply put, if the parietal lobe becomes weak you’re going to feel symptoms such as tingling, burning, pain, or numbness.  These symptoms feel and look like peripheral neuropathy but they’re actually caused by a weak parietal lobe.

Most people suffering with symptoms of peripheral neuropathy have a complex combination of causes.  Taking a medication like Neurontin® and crossing your fingers and hoping it’s going to get better is not going to work.

We Offer So Much More…A Unique Non-Drug Approach

We use a combination of unilateral spinal adjusting, infrared treatment, whole body vibration, oxygen, trigger point massage and other brain-based therapies to address peripheral neuropathy in a very dynamic way.  Why not restore normal nerve communication, function and health by healing from the inside out?

The Healthlight Infrared System is an FDA approved light emitting device with monochromatic infrared AND visible therapeutic light emitting diodes. These diodes are rated at an 880nm wavelength with a large surface coverage of the patient’s extremity during treatment. Each infrared diode emits approximately 100 milliwatts of energy.

Healthlight™ works by having a number of infrared and visible light emitting diodes on flexible neoprene pads that can be applied directly to the skin on any body part. The monochromatic near infrared and visible light energy from these pads stimulate the hemoglobin in the blood to release Nitric Oxide (NO). Nitric Oxide in our blood stream causes several mechanisms that initiate healing.

Healthlight™ Infrared Therapy is not only for neuropathy patients and diabetics. It is widely used on patients who have tendonitis, fibromyalgia, chronic muscle pain, pressure sores, fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis. Infrared Therapy cannot be performed on women who are pregnant or patient’s with a malignant cancer or tumor.

The painless, noninvasive delivery of infrared light energy has provided relief for many patients without the use of medications such as Lyrica, Neurontin, Cymbalta and others.

No matter what the condition, it is imperative that we perform a thorough and comprehensive exam to determine the exact nature of the patient’s condition.

Need help immediately?  Call our receptionist at (814)238-0232 to reserve your free consultation with Dr. Diehl.

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