PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY IN Mesa
Are you struggling with peripheral neuropathy in Mesa? You Can Do It Yourself At Home For Life.
Chances are you have been told, nothing can be done, take these medications they might help, but you are just going to have to learn to live with it. Something can be done. We have demonstrated a 433% increase in the repopulation of Intra-epidermal nerve fibers using our specially designed procedures in pre and post-treatment nerve biopsies while providing a 60% or higher decrease in symptoms to 97% of those treated.
Research Shows Medications Only Reduce Symptoms by 20 to 25%. Our Treatment Protocols will reduce them by 60% to 100% Conventional treatment for neuropathy, i.e. medications, as most neuropathy sufferers have discovered do not slow down the progression of the disease. Scientific studies have shown only 25 to 30 percent of people taking neuropathy medications will have a decrease in symptoms and they will have to increase it over time. Most people remain on them with the thought, "if it is this bad on the medications how bad would it be without them."
Peripheral Neuropathy is Treatable without Medication, Learn How at One of Our FREE Workshops Dr. Sartz has been involved with peripheral neuropathy on a personal and professional level for over 52 years. Peripheral Neuropathy at this point in health care is incurable, but it is TREATABLE, REVERSIBLE, AND CONTROLLABLE WITHOUT MEDICATIONS or surgery for over 90 percent of the people that suffer from it. Peripheral Neuropathy is a secondary disease process, that is it was caused by something else, it could be a toxin, metabolic disorder, vitamin deficiency, or one of 100 other known causes. Over 90% of the causes have ONE Thing in common, correcting that one thing can is the key.
Types of Neuropathy in Mesa AZ
- Sensorimotor polyneuropathy: affects the sensory and motor nerves
- Autonomic neuropathy: affects nerves that control processes such as breathing, heartbeat, perspiration, etc.
Peripheral neuropathy often creates painful sensations described as tingling, burning and prickling. With a condition such as this, a specific duration of pain varies but generally improves in time. There is a better chance of improving the symptoms if proper treatment for an underlying condition is received. It is common to see the condition correlating with several life factors, such as poor nutrition, various diseases, trauma or pressure on the nerves. In some cases, there is an unknown cause. This is referred to as idiopathic neuropathy.
According to the Neuropathy Association, more than 20 million Americans are suffering from a form of neuropathy. That means that more people suffer from this one condition than Alzheimer's, Epilepsy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, HIV, Parkinson's Disease, and Multiple Sclerosis combined. Of those 20 million Americans suffering from neuropathy, an estimated 15-18 million of those people have this condition due to a form of diabetes.
There are over 100 different types of neuropathy, but peripheral neuropathy can be further categorized into one of the following groups. The group is defined according to how many nerves are involved.
- A single nerve involved would be classified as mononeuropathy. When this occurs, conditions like carpel tunnel syndrome and bell's palsy may manifest.
- Two or more individual nerves involved would be classified as multiple mononeuropathy.
- Involvement of a board range of peripheral nerves would be classified as polyneuropathy. When is occurs, conditions like diabetes may be associated.
There are several other ways to categorize these conditions, including:
- Functional classification: motor, sensory, autonomic or a combination
- Type of onset: hours, days, weeks, months, years
Peripheral neuropathy, affecting the extremities like the arms, wrists, hands, legs, ankles and feet, is the most common.
Causes of Neuropathy
There is not a single underlying cause for neuropathy. In fact, there may be no known cause which is referred to as idiopathic and makes up nearly 40% of all neuropathies. Also, nearly 35% of the remaining Americans suffering from neuropathy have diabetes. In fact, almost 70% of Americans with diabetes have developed a form of neuropathy due to the disease. The remaining percent of neuropathies is composed of a group called acquired neuropathies. This group consists of causes such as:
- Poor nutrition and nutritional deficiencies
- Pressure on nerves
- Repetitive movements for extended periods of time
- Various autoimmune diseases
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Heavy metal poisoning
- Various medications
- Certain cancer treatments
- Hereditary neuropathies (from inherited disorders)
- Other diseases, including but not limited to:
- Lyme disease
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
Who can Develop Neuropathy?
Neuropathy can affect all people of all ages in Mesa. It is more commonly found in men and Caucasians as well as those who have jobs consisting of a lot repetitive movements. There are several risk factors ranging from lifestyle choices, behaviors and conditions. As previously stated, those who have poor nutrition are likely to develop Type II Diabetes which will cause neuropathy. If a person suffers from an autoimmune disease, they have a predisposition for the development of various types of neuropathy. If a person has a compromised immune system (organ transplant recipient, HIV/AIDS patients, or due to medication), they are at an increased risk for developing a type of neuropathy. If a person suffers from alcoholism or has a vitamin deficiency, they are likely to develop a form of neuropathy. Also, if a person has kidney disease, liver disease or a thyroid disorder they are more susceptible to developing neuropathy.
Diagnosis of Neuropathy
This condition is generally not a simple diagnosis to make. It is difficult because it is not often that it is a disease present alone rather a symptom of an underlying disease. There is a process that occurs before the diagnosis is made. The process may consist of:
- Full medical history
- Physical exam
- Neurological exam
- Tendon reflexes
- Muscular strength
- Muscular tone
- Sensory tests
- Postural analysis
- Coordination analysis
- Blood tests (check vitamin B-12)
- Thyroid function tests
- Nerve conduction test
In some cases, a nerve biopsy may be requested by a physician. As always remember that if you have questions you can call the team at Neuropathy Treatment Centers of Arizona in Mesa for help.
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