If you’ve been diagnosed with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy or other types of Peripheral Neuropathy, we can help.
The symptoms of peripheral neuropathy are stabbing or burning pain in the hands or feet, tingling sensations, muscle weakness, difficulty in walking, difficulty in gripping objects, numbness and loss of sensation in hands or feet.
A team of neurologists from the South Bay and Marina Del Rey and I, initiated a non-surgical, drug-free treatment for peripheral neuropathy over 10 years ago. Our treatment protocol is a combination of Bio-Electric Medicine and Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation. We use a device called Matrix ProElect DT specifically engineered in Germany for pain management and neuropathy, and specific chiropractic spinal mobilizations.
The reason our therapy is so effective in treating peripheral neuropathy is the combination of the two procedures.
- The Bio-electric device has been proven to increase blood flow and oxygen to the tissues, decrease inflammation, and decrease pain. Most importantly in the treatment of neuropathy, the latest research has shown that this therapy has the ability to regenerate damaged nerve tissue and nerve connections. 1,2
- Chiropractic Manipulation of specific areas of the spine, has been proven to stimulate the Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS). The SNS is responsible for controlling our heart rate, blood pressure, and blood flow to all areas of the body, including our hands and feet. 3
It’s estimated that 26.4% of patients with diabetes have diabetic peripheral neuropathy, and that noticing burning pain or tingling sensations are often the first sign to the patient that they have diabetes. 4
If diabetes is left untreated, it can result in serious complications like urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, uncontrolled diarrhea, and amputation of toes.
Diabetes is not the only cause of peripheral neuropathy. Exposure to environmental toxins and pesticides, chemotherapy, and military chemical weapons are some of the other causes. We’ve treated post-chemotherapy patients and veterans. Many veterans returning from the first and second gulf wars developed unusual peripheral neurological conditions. We are able to offer them relief.
We receive referrals from internal medicine and family practice physicians, neurologists, podiatrists, and rheumatologists. You don’t need a referral, however.
- Odell, R, Sorgnard,R, Carney,P . Combined Electrochemical Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy, Practical Pain Management, 2015
- Carney, P Quantum theory treats neuropathy better than pharmacology. Pain Practitioner, 2015
- Kingston,L, Claydon,L, Tumilty, S. The effects of spinal mobilizations on the sympathetic nervous system: A systematic review. Manual Therapy, 2014
- Hughes,RA. Peripheral Neuropathy. BMJ 2002