Neuropathy can be extremely painful and uncomfortable condition. It can also cause numbness, loss of limb, ulcers and loss of balance. Patients with Neuropathy suffer from a number of different symptoms including electrical, burning, shocking and achy pain. Many patients suffer from the dichotomy of being numb but also have a significant amount of pain. Most of the patients that come to see us have been told there is very little that can be done to help the symptoms of Neuropathy - but there is hope. At the Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic, we have taken aggressive steps to keep current with the latest advancements in Neuropathy treatments to give our patients relief from this terrible condition.
Here are a few of the treatments and advice that we give our patients when they first come to see us with Neurpathy.
1. Strict glucose control. In the absence of good glucose control, nothing else works very well.
2. Nutritional supplementation helps to heal your nerves. There are various nutritional supplements which can be used to heal your nerves. Generallly start with 2 or 3 and then add others as needed.
3. Pharmaceutical pain medications only make pain more tolerable. There are several medications which can be used to treat your pain. These medication do nothing to help the nerve repair themselves.
4. Neurogenix: This is a recent technology that has become a real game changer for patients with chronic neuropathy pain. About 70 - 80% of patients that undergo this therapy show significant long-term improvement in symptoms.
5. Laser Therapy: Laser therapy is on the cutting edge of modern medicine. Laser therapy dramatically increases the energy supply to the cells helping them to heal themselves. It also is a strong anti-inflammatory and pain alleviating therapy. We use this therapy in conjunction with the other treatments.
6. Surgery: If the patient is a good candidate and meets the criteria, relief can be found with nerve decompression surgery. An estimated 40% of neuropathy patients have some degree of nerve compression as component of their nerve pain and nerve decompression can dramatically change the long-term survivability of the nerve and limb and decrease patient's symptoms.
You have Neuropathy; don't give up hope. There are treatments available which can be very helpful in most cases. Please contact us at the Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic -- your San Antonio Neuropathy Relief Center and lets work together to get you back on your feet. Our offices are located in Universal City and Pleasanton, TX.