3/6/2014 Sadaf

What is neuropathy and what are the treatment options?

Neuropathy occurs as a disease or dysfunction of peripheral nerves that causes feelings of weakness or numbness. It is caused by many factors such as nutritional deficiencies, alcoholism, and genetics, however the most common cause is diabetes. Diabetic neuropathy is characterized with pain and tingling in the feet, sensations of heat and numbness, bowel, bladder, and sexual disturbances, and muscle weakness. Diabetic neuropathy can also lead to the formation of foot ulcers and deformities such as Charcot foot. Treatment options include medications such as capsaicin topical cream, amitriptyline, carbamazepine, phenytoin, and gabapentin (Neurontin). Often times patients are advised to undergo physical therapy modalities, laser, anodyne, and Micro-Vas. Micro-Vas is often recommended as the best result-yielding treatment. It is a non-invasive and pain free treatment that increases sensation in the affected areas and decreases pain. Micro-Vas is operated by creating extended pumping action through eight pairs of pads. The pumping action increases circulation and healing while inducing neuromuscular stimulation. It also increases the oxygen flow in the blood which leads to creation of new blood vessels and nerve tissue. Repeated treatments results in restoration of the damaged nerves. Our office is equipped with Micro-Vas, come in for a consultation and treatment that are guaranteed to yield results.

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