Peripheral Neuropathy Treatments
Neuropathy is a disease that affects our nerves. Many symptoms are grouped together in the catch-all diagnosis. Whether it is called idiopathic (cause uncertain) or diabetic peripheral (associated with diabetes), or poly neuropathy (which means “in many places”), they all have a singular common cause. Ultimately, they have been deprived of oxygen (anoxia) due to one the possible causal factors. As a method of self preservation, the nerves have essentially shriveled and "gone to sleep".
Peripheral neuropathy is a condition where there is 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.
At present, the established medical community does not recognize a cure for neuropathies. This may change soon.
In peripheral neuropathy, sufferers report moderate to severe pain and/or a numbing and/or tingling sensations, especially in the feet and hands. As the condition worsens, very sharp shooting pains can become common. People with this painful condition often complain of lack of sleep due to discomfort. Mobility and balance can also become affected.
Reduced blood flow, oxygen deprivation, and nutritional deficiencies are all final causes of nerve atrophy in neuropathy, leading to very poor electrical current flow through and between nerve cells. But what causes these conditions within us?
Traditional Peripheral Neuropathy Treatments
Common short term remedies used by our current medical establishment usually involve the use of prescription medication, injection therapy, and physical therapy. Surgery may be needed to treat some causes of neuropathy (e.g., carpal tunnel syndrome).
In many cases, prompt diagnosis and treatment of the underlying cause can reduce the risk for permanent nerve damage. For example, controlling diabetes may significantly reduce diabetic peripheral neuropathy, and in extreme cases renal dialysis often improves neuropathy that develops as a result of chronic renal failure.
"Alternative" Peripheral Neuropathy Treatments
There is much progress being made in this field. As with most alternatives approaches, the idea is to remedy the causes at work. Reduced blood flow, oxygen deprivation, nutritional deficiencies all are directly causal in neuropathy, leading to very poor electrical current flow through the tiny nerve cells and fibers. These alternative approaches address these issues directly.
Luckily, in the field of peripheral neuropathy, a significant advance has been developed that uses special electrical signals to mimic and rehabilitate damaged nerves and surrounding tissue!
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