Many people have no idea that they are suffering from peripheral neuropathy. Most come to us to get help for pain, numbness or weakness in their hands, feet, arms or legs without even knowing that they were suffering from this condition.
There could be multiple causes for this problem and it is our job to isolate the causes at work with each patient and get them the medical treatment they need.
What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Neuropathy refers to a disease or degeneration of the nerves leading to the arms, legs, hands and feet. The word peripheral refers to the outer edge of something, in this case, your body.
Symptoms of this problem include:
- Numbness and tingling in feet, hands, fingers and toes
- Burning sensation in hands and feet
- Weakness in hands, resulting in dropping objects and having difficulty picking them up
- Leg weakness or cramps
- Wasting of muscles
- Loss of dexterity
The discomfort from peripheral neuropathy makes it hard to exercise, move about or sleep. Sufferers stop exercising which only intensifies their weakness. Diabetic patients often suffer from this problem but there can be other causes that need to be properly addressed, like vascular damage.
Treating Peripheral Neuropathy
Some doctors implement treatments dependent upon pain medications. These drugs simply mask your symptoms and may even include dangerous side effects.
Our doctors concern themselves with improving health conditions and healing your body so you don’t have to rely on drugs. Our treatments not only improve symptoms but also help reverse the nerve damage, and improve any vascular damage that may have occurred. Here are some of the natural treatment options available to you at our medical clinic:
Regenerative Medicine aka Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cells are called mother cells because they can develop into many other types of cells. That’s why these mesenchymal stem cells bring incredible healing power to any patient who receives injections of these cells. This therapy is known as regenerative medicine because it helps your body regenerate damaged cells, tissue, bones etc. Even damaged nerve cells can be repaired. As we age, our own supply of stem cells decreases which slows down our ability to heal. We utilize only the youngest, most dynamic types of stem cells so each patient can benefit from the healing ability present in young cells. Mesenchymal stem cells derived from amniotic fluid or umbilical cord tissues actually enable damaged cells to regenerate.
The platelets in your own blood are highly active repair cells. We process a small sample of your blood to concentrate platelets in the clear plasma of your blood. Then when we return this platelet-rich plasma to your body, its healing power goes to work to subdue your pain and weakness.
For some patients, nerve interference, bulging or herniated discs or reduced space for these discs add up to symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. Spinal decompression is a gentle process of stretching and releasing areas of the spine. The result is improved disc space and nerves that are no longer being irritated or blocked.
Fitness and Weight Loss Coaching
An essential part of recovering from peripheral neuropathy is eliminating those foods that contribute to nerve degeneration. We work with our patients to help them understand how to achieve a higher level of health and energy through diet and exercise.
Call our office for a free consultation on our cutting edge treatment options for peripheral neuropathy in Houston. We have helped many patients before you and we hope you give us a chance to help you.