Special $79 Qualification Exam ($250 value)
The most common method your doctor will recommend to treat your neuropathy is with prescription drugs that may temporarily reduce your symptoms. These drugs have names such as Gabapentin, Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Neurontin, and are primarily antidepressant or anti-seizure drugs. These drugs may cause you to feel uncomfortable and have a variety of harmful side effects.
Peripheral neuropathy is a result of damage to the nerves often causing weakness, pain, numbness, tingling, and the most debilitating balance problems. This damage is commonly caused by a lack of blood flow to the nerves in the hands and feet which causes the nerves to begin to degenerate due to lack of nutrient flow.
As you can see in Figure 1, as the blood vessels that surround the nerves become diseased they shrivel up which causes the nerves to not get the nutrients to continue to survive. When these nerves begin to “die” they cause you to have balance problems, pain, numbness, tingling, burning, and many additional symptoms.
When these very small blood vessels become diseased they begin to shrivel up and the nerves begin to degenerate.
The main problem is that your doctor has told you to just live with the problem or try the drugs which you don’t like taking because they make you feel uncomfortable. There is now a facility right here in Naperville that offers you hope without taking those endless drugs with serious side effects. (see the special neuropathy severity examination at the end of this page).
In order to effectively treat your neuropathy three factors must be determined:
- What is the underlying cause?
- How Much Nerve Damage Has Been Sustained?
NOTE: Once you have sustained 85% nerve loss, there is likely nothing that we can do for you.
- How much treatment will your condition require?
There is a little-known concept in neuropathy which provides the basis for the success of this program. Actually, it more of an equation for success.
OXYGEN + PROPER BLOOD SUGAR + NERVE STIMULATION = NERVE LIFE
Nerves need a lot of oxygen to function well. We measure how much oxygen is being delivered to your peripheral nerves and whether or not additional oxygen therapy should be part of your individual care prescription. We also employ several treatments focused on rebuilding your vascular supply such as Super Pulse Laser Therapy.
We recognize that proper blood sugar levels supply your nerves with the immense fuel they demand to perform well. Eliminating inflammatory processes and supplying micronutrients also come into play to assessing and creating your care plan.
Finally, nerves need to do what they do…transmit nerve impulses. Stimulation of the damaged nerves create an environment which promotes nerve repair and restoration.
In other words, our program is designed to give any damaged nerves exactly what they need to be healthy. Over time nerve damage can reverse, pain can be reduced and/or eliminated altogether. We literally reverse the damage, not cover it up.
The treatment that is provided at the Neuroplus Institute has three main goals:
- Increase blood flow
- Stimulate small fiber nerves
- Decrease brain-based pain
THERAPY SPOTLIGHT: One of the treatments to increase blood flow utilizes a specialized Super Pulsed Robotic Laser Therapy (there is no pain or side-effects) using this advanced powerful technology. This technology was originally developed by NASA to assist in increasing blood flow.
The Super Pulsed Robotic Laser Therapy is like watering a plant. The light therapy will allow the blood vessels to grow back around the peripheral nerves and provide them with the proper nutrients to heal and repair. It’s like adding water to a plant and seeing the roots grow deeper and deeper.
The amount of treatment needed to allow the nerves to fully recover varies from person to person and can only be determined after a detailed neurological and vascular evaluation. As long as you have not sustained at least 85% nerve damage there is hope!
Dr. Joseph Serpe, DC at the Neuroplus Institute will perform a neuropathy severity examination to determine the extent of the nerve damage. This neuropathy severity examination will consist of a detailed history review & sensory evaluation, peripheral vascular testing, and a detailed analysis of the findings of your neuropathy.
Call 630-689-9571 to make an appointment with Dr. Serpe to determine if your peripheral neuropathy can be treated.
Each prescription is created for the individual to maximize response to care in the most efficient time possible. We offer a variety of treatments including natural medical approaches from our on site medical providers. You have options!
Most major health insurances are accepted including BCBS, Aetna, UHC and Medicare.
NOTE: Neuroplus Institute is located one block west of Route 59 on North Aurora Road.
Learn more about the Super Pulsed Robotic Laser by visiting: SUPER PULSED ROBOTIC LASER
Call Debbie at 630.357.2299 to schedule your appointment.