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Sensory Neuropathy

What is Sensory Neuropathy?

The peripheral nervous system (PNS) is composed of nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord (CNS) that send signals back and forth between the CNS and other parts of the body.

Sensory neuropathy is damage or disease of the peripheral nerves responsible for sensory signal transmission for touch, temperature, vibration, pain and other sensations to the spinal cord and brain.

What are the most common symptoms of sensory neuropathy?

Depending on the type of nerve fiber affect the symptoms of sensory neuropathy will vary among patients.

Small fiber sensory neuropathy symptoms are primarily sensory and may include abnormal sensations such as tingling, numbness, pins-and-needles, sharp pains, burning pain, coldness, and electric shock.

Large fiber sensory neuropathy symptoms affect motor functions for movement, balance, coordination, proprioception and strength.

Most common symptoms of both small fiber and large fiber sensory neuropathy:

  • Pins and needles

  • Numbness

  • Tingling

  • Progressive gradual numbness and tingling in the feet followed by legs or hands followed arms

  • Inability to feel changes in temperature (ex:hot or cold water)

  • Burning pains

  • Sharp pains

  • Hypersensitivity – extreme pain from bed sheets or light touch

  • Balance problems

  • Coordination problems

  • Clumsy

  • Difficulty walking due to diminished sensations in the feet

  • Inability to feel Vibration

  • Unawareness of cuts or winds in feet or hands

  • Inability to sense the location of one’s limbs

  • feel like you are wearing gloves or stockings

Diabetic patients are at a very high risk for developing sensory neuropathy as a result of peripheral nerve damage from extended periods of high glucose/blood sugar.

Majority of sensory neuropathy patients experience sensory disturbances that begin in the feet/hands and progress upwards up the legs/arms.

What causes sensory neuropathy?

Approximately one third of sensory neuropathy cases are a result of diabetes. Physical trauma or injuries, such as car accidents, falls, sports injuries, and repetitive stress syndromes account for one third of sensory neuropathy cases. The final one third is considered to be idiopathic or unknown.

Toxin causes of sensory neuropathy:

  • Alcohol

  • Chemotherapy

  • Industry chemicals

Metabolic causes of sensory neuropathy:

  • Diabetes

  • Hormonal imbalances

  • Nutritional Deficiency

  • Tumors

  • Autoimmune

Hereditary causes of sensory neuropathy:

  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

(most common hereditary form of sensory neuropathy )

How is sensory neuropathy diagnosed?

Our team will first discuss your symptoms, medical history, and complaints before conducting a 14-Point neuropathy examination. During the physical and neurological exam your doctor will test your ability to feel different sensations, reflexes, balance and coordination. A live image is created using Digital Thermography for blood flow along with testing oxygen saturation and perfusion index. A Neurothesiometer to test vibration perception threshold is utilized to test large fiber nerves along with Sensory Nerve Conduction testing for small fiber assessment. Your doctor will also have an opportunity to evaluate your perception to pain and temperature along with performing a clinical test of sensory integration of balance if needed.  All of this enables us the capability to create a percentage of impairment and severity of your condition and allows us to measure your degree of improvement throughout your care. If necessary additional advanced diagnostics and labs may be ordered to confirm the diagnosis of sensory neuropathy.

Can Sensory Neuropathy Be Cured?

Sensory neuropathy can improve and possibly be overcome with early diagnosis and proper treatment plan. Early detection of sensory neuropathy is key for treatment success. Some fibers with the proper therapies, treatments, nutritional support, and lifestyle changes can slowly regenerate.

Sensory neuropathy therapies and treatments that specialize in rehabilitation of the nerves as utilized in the Neuropathy of Siouxland Treatment Protocol are highly successful in the treatment of sensory neuropathy.

Sensory Neuropathy therapies and treatments need to produce physiological effects needed to help heal damaged peripheral nerves.

1) Increased circulation providing oxygen and nutrients to the damaged nerves

2) stimulation of cells and enzymes for nerve cell growth.

What is the treatment for sensory neuropathy?  

 

Neuropathy Relief of Siouxland’s Treatment Protocol is a highly effective treatment that has successfully helped many patients who suffer from sensory neuropathy without drugs or surgery.

 

The treatment protocol combines years of research and multiple specialized treatments developed to improve the supply of nutrients, and oxygen to damaged peripheral nerve tissues and cells by increasing circulation to the nerves combined with treatments to stimulate peripheral nerve cell healing and repair. Even the order of technology and therapies is vitally important.

Healing from Within down to a Science.

Our resting cells are negatively charged on the inside, while the outside of the cell is more positively charged. The flow of charges across the cell membrane is what generates electrical currents.

 

When a cell is stimulated by PEMF, it allows positive charges to enter the cell through open ion channels. The inside of the cell becomes more positively charged, triggering further electrical currents that can turn into electrical pulses, called action potentials. PEMF restores the positive and negative charges in the cell, enabling its ability to carry oxygen and then perform its natural function while speeding tissue recovery.

 

Now you are ready for the mild Hyperbaric Chamber at 1.3 atmospheric pressure while breathing pure oxygen to drive oxygen deep into tissues.

 

Then it’s time to direct the blood flow to where we want it with Class IV lasers and Infrared Light Therapy. This is done through a process called photo-biomodulation and stimulating nitric oxide production to create a natural vasodilation of your blood vessels.

 

Now that you have as much oxygen rich blood flow as possible where you need it, it's time for SoftWave. With its ability to recruit your bodies own stem cells to your hands or feet, it has an actual patent at regenerating peripheral nerves. Some use the word “regenerate” loosely, but this technology defines it.

 

This ability along with offering the best of Physical Medicine, Massage, At-Home care devices, and Intravenous & Nutritional Therapy puts Neuropathy Relief of Siouxland’s protocols are the nations best and sought after by many from coast to coast.

 

Please feel free to read more within the Treatment tab regarding our proprietary protocols and the unique therapies exclusively offered for rehabilitating damaged peripheral nerves as a result of sensory neuropathy. No matter what type of neuropathy you are suffering with, each individualized protocol combines innovative therapies for rehabilitating damaged peripheral nerves.

How successful is the Neuropathy Treatment Protocol for Sensory Neuropathy?

We see an estimated successful 85% improvement rate in our patients with sensory neuropathy. Each patient is unique with their individual complicating case factors and results vary depending on compliance to care frequency, home instructions, chronicity, and other chronic complicating health problems. Patients who have been treated with the Dr. Alfonso Neuropathy Treatment Protocol, report improved sensory neuropathy symptoms and improved function. Many patients with sensory neuropathy have symptom improvements with their numbness, tingling burning, pins and needles, constriction, stabbing pain. Patients also report functional improvements, such as, balance, coordination and walking, better sleep, and improved quality of life with friends and family.

Currently traditional medicine does not have a cure for sensory neuropathy. Patients are prescribed powerful drugs (painkillers, antiseizure, antidepressants) that do not treat the cause of the damaged peripheral nerves. These types of drugs just mask the pain and symptoms. Most patients cannot live with side effects of long-term drug use. Many patients have felt they have no other option for sensory neuropathy until discovering the life changing treatment at Neuropathy Relief Miami.

How much does the Neuropathy Treatment Protocol cost for sensory neuropathy?

At Neuropathy Relief of Siouxland, each patient’s treatment recommendations are individualized and developed from the individual’s sensory neuropathy examination/diagnostics, severity, chronicity, function loss and peripheral nerve damage. The treatment recommendations and cost of care are not the same for all sensory neuropathy patients. Each patient’s financial investment must be determined from the individualized sensory neuropathy consultation and evaluation. After the examination is completed and studied the patient will receive a report of findings and notification of acceptance into our sensory neuropathy treatment program. During this meeting you will receive a financial review and breakdown of the cost for sensory neuropathy treatment and your personalized treatment plan.

This information from the sensory neuropathy evaluation and report of findings will help you make a logical informed decision on moving forward with your sensory neuropathy treatment plan of action. We have many financial plans and options. If needed, we have partnered with healthcare financial companies some with 0% interest or very low interest rates designed to help patients get the care they need and deserve.

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