Natural Treatment for Neuropathy in Franklin Lakes
Neuropathy is a set of symptoms caused by damage to nerves. Over 20 million Americans suffer from some form of neuropathy, which progresses over time and prevents most afflicted with it from enjoying their lives the way they used to.
Peripheral neuropathy is the most common type and usually starts with numbness, prickling or tingling in the toes or fingers. The pain can be constant or periodic and it may spread to the feet or hands and cause burning, freezing, throbbing or shooting pain that is often worse at night.
The 3 Types of Nerves Affected
Peripheral neuropathy symptoms vary depending on which of three types of nerves are involved. These damaged or destroyed nerve cells result in a loss of sensation, pain, or inability to control muscles.
Sensory nerves send messages from the muscles back to the spinal cord and the brain. Special sensors in the skin and deep inside the body help people identify if an object is sharp, rough, or smooth, if it’s hot or cold, or if a body part is still or in motion. Sensory nerve damage often results in tingling, numbness, pain, and sensitivity to touch.
Motor nerves send impulses from the brain and spinal cord to all the muscles in the body. This permits people to do activities like walking, catching a baseball, or moving the fingers to pick something up. Motor nerve damage can cause muscle weakness, difficulty walking or moving the arms, cramps, and spasms.
Autonomic nerves control involuntary or semi-voluntary functions, such as heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, and sweating. Autonomic nerve damage can cause your heart to beat faster or slower, cause dizziness when standing up, excessive sweat or to have difficulty sweating at all. Autonomic nerve damage can also cause frequent nausea, difficulty swallowing, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, problems with urination and sexual dysfunction.
Most Common Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy
- Numbness or tingling, especially of the hands or feet.
- Loss of feeling (pressure, touch, heat, or cold)
- Pain (persistent or periodic)
- Trouble using fingers to pick up or hold things
- Balance problems
- Increased sensitivity to cold or heat
- Shrinking muscles
- Muscle weakness
- Trouble swallowing
- Trouble passing urine
- Decreased or no reflexes
- Pain or cramping, especially in hands, feet or calf muscles.
- Sensitivity to touch or temperature.
- Weakness, especially in the feet or hands.
- Sexual dysfunction
What is Diabetic Neuropathy?
Diabetic Neuropathy is a common and serious complication of diabetes. It’s the most common cause of Peripheral Neuropathy, with about 60 percent of people with diabetes suffering from some degree of Neuropathy.
Prolonged high blood sugar levels cause damage to the walls of the tiny blood vessels that supply oxygen and nutrients to the nerves in the ends of the hands and feet, and essential organs in the body, such as the eyes, kidneys, and heart.
Over time, this damages the covering on your nerves and can lead to serious complications, the most common of which affect the feet, making it difficult to stand, walk and sleep.
2 Main Types of Peripheral Neuropathy
The first type is circulatory neuropathy, which is most common, found in people with pre-diabetes, diabetes, circulatory challenges or when health has been on a long-term decline. These conditions cause a constriction of the circulatory system, cutting off vital blood flow and oxygen to the micro-vessels in the extremities.
The second type of neuropathy is toxicity-induced neuropathy. This type of neuropathy can be caused by chemotherapy, long-term use of certain types of medications and other extreme or long-term toxicity exposure.
Contributing Factors of Peripheral Neuropathy
Many factors contribute to Peripheral Neuropathy, including chronic medical conditions, malnutrition, lack of exercise, physical trauma and hereditary factors.
The most commonly associated medical conditions are diabetes, chronic inflammation, infections, autoimmune diseases, protein abnormalities, alcoholism, exposure to toxic chemicals, obesity, kidney failure, cancer, chemotherapy, cancer treatments and long-term use of certain prescription medications.
Although many factors are usually involved, it always begins with damage to the nerve cells and is always made worse by the resulting reduction of blood flow, oxygen and nutrients to nerve cells. It’s a vicious cycle that repeats itself, causing more and more nerve cell damage over time.
The Traditional Model for Treating Peripheral Neuropathy
The main problem with a conventional medical approach is it treats the symptoms of pain but does nothing to restore the health and function of your nerve cells. In fact, many patients are told they must “learn to live with it” because “nerve cells cannot regenerate” (not true).
Modern medicine treats neuropathy with anti-depressants, anti-convulsants, steroid and cortisone injections, lidocaine patches and pain killers. They also use non-medicinal treatments such as electrical stimulation to the pain site and to the spine.
Painkillers are generally considered terrible for long-term pain management because users quickly develop a tolerance, so higher doses are needed to achieve the same effect. This makes painkillers extremely addictive and even life threatening.
Most doctors now recognize the need for additional solutions to this widespread and sometimes debilitating condition, but their busy practices make it difficult to stay on top of the current nutritional and scientific research on peripheral neuropathy.
The Common Cause of Peripheral Neuropathy
All the factors contributing to neuropathy have one thing in common: they reduce or restrict the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrients to the nerve cells.
The tingling sensation is the undernourished nerves misfiring; the numbness is a starved group of nerves without enough blood flow to function at all; and the pain is the body’s alarm system telling the brain that something is going wrong.
The common cause of Peripheral Neuropathy is lack of blood flow and oxygen to the nerve cells.
3 Keys To Treating Neuropathy in Franklin Lakes
Key #1 – Use a Nature-Based Model
Plants in nature need sunlight, water and nutrients to survive and flourish. Like plants, your nerve cells also need certain things. They need blood flow, oxygen and nutrients.
If we give your nerve cells what they need, they can heal, recover their vitality and even regenerate. The human body has amazing healing capabilities and knows exactly what to do, if we simply restore normal physiology.
Key #2 – Use Science and Technology
At Lightwave Wellness, we use a combination of the latest technologies, scientifically proven nutritional protocols to restore blood flow, oxygen and nutrients to your nerve cells.
Our first objective is to open your body’s vascular system, which is responsible for carrying blood, oxygen and nutrients to the nerve cells. To restore vitality and nerve cell health, we must improve micro-circulation in all the tiny blood vessels in your body.
Although the veins and arteries of the circulatory system get most of the attention, the largest part of your circulatory system is micro-circulation. This is where almost all of blood flow, oxygenation and nutrient uptake into nerve cells occurs.
Key #3 – Improve Nerve Cell Health
Our nature-based Peripheral Neuropathy Program’s entire focus is to improve the health and function of your body’s nerve cells, because they are starving for oxygen and nutrition.
By improving micro-circulation to the damaged nerve cells and giving your nerve cells the vital blood, oxygen and nutrients they desperately need, your body begins to heal and repair the cellular damage that is causing your pain and discomfort.
A Unique Home-Based Neuropathy Program, Without Drugs
Our natural treatment program for Peripheral Neuropathy in Franklin Lakes has been proven to work at hundreds of other clinics and for thousands of patients throughout the country.
Although you do visit our clinic once a week, the bulk of your treatment is done in the comfort of your own home, using our specific technologies and nutritional protocols. We are here to guide and support you on your journey to a more active and joyful life.
For most people, this is the only long-term solution for Peripheral Neuropathy.