Peripheral Neuropathy, a condition of the nervous system that affects about twenty million Americans, can be difficult to treat because most treatments are focused only on symptom management. Neuropathy causes can include illness, as in diabetic peripheral neuropathy, poor diet, alcoholism, a reaction to certain drugs like chemotherapy, or an autoimmune disease like Guillain-Barre syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus. No matter the cause, all peripheral neuropathy causes breakdown of the nerves. Peripheral Neuropathy can attack the nerves in the arms, hands, legs and feet causing: tingling feet, tingling arms, numbness, debilitating pain, and burning. Conditions left untreated often lead to severe disability and often, amputation.
Because the underlying cause of peripheral neuropathy symptoms always involves nerve breakdown, Physical Medicine of the Carolinas, seeks to relieve patients’ symptoms by treating the underlying cause of the nerve breakdown. Care at PMC starts with a comprehensive intake and physical exam to find the treatment plan that’s right for you, whether your neuropathy has a known cause like diabetes or chemotherapy or has a cause that is yet to be determined.
Our team is dedicated to treating each patient as a whole person, Physical Medicine of the Carolinas utilizes techniques to treat the damaged nerves. Because peripheral neuropathy is a progressive condition that traditional treatments do little to stop the progression of, we believe the best treatment are designed to address the cause rather than merely treating the symptoms.
Our approach is to assist the healing of the nerves with FDA approved devices, nerve re-education devices that are used in the Cancer Centers of America. Additionally, education and implementation of nutrition and supplementation protocols are specifically prescribed for nerve health. Together, these protocols are specifically designed to improve the health of the nerves, minimize the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, while allowing patients to regain their health!