More than 20 million Americans suffer daily with issues related to peripheral neuropathy. Neuropathy is a painful condition caused by damaged nerves in the extremities of your arms, hands, legs and feet. It can affect muscle movement and warp sensations such as pain, heat, and even sensory touch. It can impede your everyday life making even the simplest tasks far more difficult.
Our practice has been helping patients with neuropathy and nerve problems for years.
We do not believe in medicating to cover symptoms. We believe in treating the root cause and allowing the body to heal itself. This can be achieved through a number of methods that we offer in-office.
Causes of neuropathy have been found to include inflammation due to auto immune issues, inflammation due to injury and trauma, diabetes, infections, metabolic issues, toxins, high blood pressure, genetics, tumors, vitamin deficiencies, and even degeneration of the spine pressing on the nerves within the spinal column. These are all treatable conditions.
Clinical studies show that 88% of those who undergo treatment for Neuropathy are incredibly pleased with their results. These results include: reduced pain, less cramping, decrease in numbness and tingling, ability to experience touch without over reactive nerve pain, improved coordination and balance, increased range of motion, better sleep, and less instances of restless leg syndrome.
At the center of successful neuropathy treatment is deep tissue laser therapy. This laser penetrates only the surface of the skin producing a pleasant warming sensation. This type of laser has been in use for over 40 years. It has been shown to aid in damaged tissue regeneration, relieve pain, boost immunity and decrease inflammation.
Additionally, we offer Infrared Light Therapy (IR). The IR has been studied and reported in scientific literature to dilate blood vessels at the site of treatment. It can improve blood flow which is useful in patients whose peripheral neuropathy is due to a lack of circulation.
Dr. Gary Gendron BS, CCN, CCSP, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, a Bonita Springs based neuropathy specialist, offers a variety of neuropathy based treatments in Estero, Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral and Marco Island. If you are looking for a Naples Neuropathy Doctor, give us a call today.
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Restless Leg Syndrome
Peripheral Neuropathy is an associated medical condition for those who have Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), characterized by cramping and other unpleasant sensations in the legs.
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