Neuropathy Doesn't Have to Destroy Your Quality of Life
December 13, 2019
Whether you have been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy or recently developed tingling, numbness, or pain in your lower legs, arms, hands or feet, there are new neuropathy treatment protocols that can improve the quality of your life. If you have been told, there is no treatment for peripheral neuropathy but a lifetime of taking potentially dangerous medications that is not true. With a thorough diagnosis to determine the exact causes of your condition, our panel of physicians and specialists assigned to the neuropathy treatment program under the direction of our board-certified neurosurgeon will create a treatment plan that targets your conditions to provide a more permanent pain relief. At the Neuropathy Treatment Center of NJ, our goal is to give you back the quality of your life.
Signs and Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy
Neuropathy describes a condition in which your nervous system is compromised. There are numerous casual factors and some of these can be avoided, while others may be out of your control. Common signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include:
- Balance Disorders - Balance issues are a common symptom of peripheral neuropathy. Falls are a major cause of death in the elderly. Our goal is to regenerate nerve fibers to help you maintain sufficient balance for performing activities for daily living while lowering your risk of falls. Common symptoms include dizziness when getting up from a chair, loss of balance in the dark, muscle weakness, or increased clumsiness.
- Sleep Disorders & Restless Legs - Sensitivity to touch is a common complaint of patients suffering with peripheral neuropathy. Although specific criteria, such as uncomfortable sensations or creepy crawly feelings in the legs, exists for making a diagnosis of restless leg syndrome, patients sometimes suffer from both neuropathy and RLS making it difficult for a family physician to diagnose. Our goal is to eliminate the pain and nerve sensitivity that can rob you of vital sleep.
- Chronic Numbness, Tingling & Pain - Pain in the lower legs, numbness, tingling, feeling funny sensations like ants crawling on your feet, and prickling in your feet and hands that gradually radiates into your arms or legs are all common symptoms of neuropathy.
- Vascular or Circulation Problems - Neuropathy can occur when blood flow to the arms and legs is hindered by inflammation, blood clots, or other blood vessel disorders. By identifying and addressing circulation issues, we can increase blood flow to feed the nerve cells oxygen and prevent further nerve damage.
- Loss of Feeling to Hot or Cold - In addition to pain and tingling, neuropathy often causes a loss of sensitivity to hot or cold in the feet. This is a particularly dangerous situation, as you can accidentally burn or damage the bottom of your feet without the warnings of normal touch sensation.
In addition to being born with a genetic predisposition for nerve disorders, peripheral neuropathy takes on many forms, such as diabetic neuropathy, chemotherapy-induced neuropathy, metabolic or toxic-related neuropathy, and idiopathic (no known cause) neuropathy. Certain infections, traumatic injuries and congenital defects also can lead to symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.
Neuropathy Treatment Center of NJ
For years, the pharmaceutical companies having been telling doctors that the only way to treat peripheral neuropathy is by taking dangerous drugs. You may already be taking Gabapentin, Neurontin, Lyrica, Cymbalta, Tramadol or a combination of these drugs to mask symptoms of your pain day after day. Nonetheless, neuropathy medications are not the answer and you don't want to be on these the rest of your life. Most of the drugs used to treat symptoms of neuropathy were developed to treat other disorders, such as seizures. The problem with this one-size-fits-all approach is that not every case of neuropathy has the same cause.
This is why is important for you to come in for an advanced diagnostic exam by our panel of pain specialists. Your treatment process at the Neuropathy Treatment Center of NJ may include:
- Diagnostic Testing and Exam - Most doctors simply don't have the resources available to thorough diagnostic testing to identify the cause, or multiple causes, of your chronic nerve pain. We have a panel of physicians and specialist working under the supervision of a board-certified neurosurgeon to assist you.
- Nerve Block Injections - Our panel may recommend therapeutic injections using an injection of 100% natural vitamins and supplements to reduce inflammation and reset your nerves to normal function.
- Nerve Regeneration Protocol - This is not TENS therapy that only numbs your pain for the day. We don't want to numb your nerves anymore; we want to heal them. The more fine nerve fibers that you have in your nervous system, the less problem you will have with neuropathy. We utilize a specific frequency-modulated system that is designed to reduce your pain by healing your nerve fibers to reduce the numbness, tingling and pain.
Don't continue to mask your symptoms. At the Neuropathy Treatment Center of NJ, our panel of physicians has one goal... for you to have an active life where you can enjoy spending time with friends and family without the constant pain of living with neuropathy. Our treatments are insurance approved, Medicare approved and FDA approved procedures for treating chronic pain conditions. To find out if you qualify for our drug-free and non-invasive Neuropathy Treatment Program, call 201-632-1900 to set up an appointment. After a thorough diagnostic evaluation, we will tell you if you qualify for the Neuropathy Treatment Program. We only accept those patients that we feel we can help.
SERVICE AREAS: Peripheral nerves have a great ability to heal. The Neuropathy Treatment Center of NJ is conveniently located in Midland Park to provide the latest diagnostics and neuropathy treatment plans for patients suffering from this painful and life-altering nerve disorder, including neuropathy patients in: Hackensack NJ, Passaic NJ, Ramsey NJ, Paterson NJ and all Bergen County communities.