What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral Neuropathy is a disorder of the peripheral nerves – the motor, sensory and autonomic nerves that connect the spinal cord to muscles, skin and internal organs. It usually affects the hands and feet, causing weakness, numbness, tingling and often pain.
This Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment is Different
- Patient progress is measured using empirical data.
- A unique blend of therapeutics are delivered at frequent intervals based on severity.
- Whether the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy is due to cancer, diabetes or other factors, program “results show that 75-80% of patients get better with this treatment and have longer lasting results.” ¹
*Balance and Fall Risk Evaluation
Baseline Data to Track Treatment Progress
Because peripheral neuropathy often effects the feet and legs, a balance and fall risk evaluation is completed using a computerized balance assessment tool to provide an objective, accurate and reliable measure of an individual’s postural sway. Postural Sway is a known indicator of balance ability and is commonly used in fall risk assessment. The two main tests are:
- Weight Distribution Test – a standard posture distribution testing protocol that also captures global postural alignment.
- Clinical Test of Sensory Integration and Balance – to assess how the three main sensory feedback systems for balance are functioning relative to one another.
During this initial assessment appointment, healthcare information is gathered and severity of symptoms evaluated. The results of the Balance & Fall Risk Test will also be reviewed and a plan of care provided.
After the initial plan of care protocol is complete, a reassessment balance test is administered and compared to initial test. If symptoms are sufficiently mitigated, the patient will be discharged. If not, either more sessions will be ordered or an alternative plan of care will be provided. Bay Area Neuromuscular offers Advanced Regenerative Healing options that may be recommended for patients that qualify.
Program is also available for patients suffering with peripheral neuropathy of the hands.
Deep Tissue Laser
This technology offers advanced pain relief and expedited healing times through a process known as photo-biostimulation or photo-biomodulation. Deep tissue penetration significantly increases the body’s cellular production of ATP (Adenosine-triphosphate) to energize damaged cells, increase circulation and promote healing responses that break the cycle of inflammation.
The MATRIX System™ delivers electrical stimulation of the peripheral nerve using alternating electrical frequencies that are much higher than other devices, above 8,000 pulses per second (pps) to as high as 10,000 pps. This delivers energy deeper into the tissue to increase local blood circulation, re-educate muscles and inhibit the nerve pain signal…nerve root sedation without injection!
Vibration Plate Sessions
Gentle, therapeutic vibrations wake up muscles throughout your body or localized area, improving balance, circulation and increasing blood flow and oxygen delivery to the muscles. This enhances your body’s built-in ability to regenerate cells and repair itself – increasing motion, flexibility and comfort. Whole Body Vibration (WBV) helps relieve chronic pain, heal old damage, and accelerate recovery.