NEUROPATHIC PAIN

We treat pain, burning, tingling, and numbness of the feet using therapy, not medications.

What is Neuropathic Pain?

Neuropathic pain; burning, tingling, numbness, sharp or shooting pain, is often the result of damage to sensory nerves. Small sensory nerve fibers transmit important sensations such as pain and temperature.

Damage to these fibers can interfere with the ability to feel pain or temperature changes. Consequently, a person may not sense that they have been injured from a cut or that a wound is becoming infected. Loss of pain sensation contributes to the high rate of lower limb amputations among people with diabetes.

Neuropathic pain can also be associated with an over-sensitization of pain receptors, so that people feel severe pain from a normally painless stimulus, e.g. a light bed sheet or light touch. Often worse at night, neuropathic pain can seriously affect quality of life by disrupting sleep and discouraging other healthy activities such as walking.

Common symptoms include progressing numbness, tingling, burning, throbbing, increased sensitivity, unsteadiness, weakness, and varying levels and descriptions of pain.

 

 

Causes of Condition

There are many possible causes of sensory nerve damage including diabetes, medications, autoimmune disorders, injury, vitamin deficiencies, chemotherapy, and other chronic diseases.

 

 

Traditional Symptom Treatment

There are few effective treatments for the symptoms of these debilitating conditions and no known cure. Traditional treatments generally involve medications called anti-neuropathic or anticonvulsants that attempt to reduce abnormal sensations by blocking transmission of nerve pulses to the brain. These medications have been only marginally effective, can have multiple significant side effects, are often expensive and must be taken continuously.

 

 

Innovative Symptom Treatment

At Living Well our innovative treatment does not include oral medications. FDA approved devices are used to stimulate and improve circulation and reduce swelling and pain, thus restoring function to the treated area.

 

 

Covered By Insurance

Most insurance plans are accepted for services at Living Well Ohio. When you call for an initial appointment, we will verify that Living Well is a network provider under your insurance coverage.

 

Medicare patients (including those with Medicare Advantage plans and supplements) will be treated under a national physician’s clinical study being conducted under Medicare’s Clinical Trial Policy. More information on the study and treatment protocol can be found at:

www.ClinicalTrials.gov

 NCT# 01979367

 

 

Getting Started

The process starts with a review of your medical history, as well as a physical exam which includes a non-invasive nerve conduction test. This test will help determine if our therapy is a good potential match for your unique situation.

 

If you or a loved one is suffering from this debilitating problem, contact us today!

 

Web link to article regarding treatment protocol: Neuropathy article

http://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/treatments/interventional/injections/new-technique-combines-electrical-currents-local-anesthetic

 

 

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