Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment
Peripheral Neuropathy is a disease that affects millions of Americans who have experienced nerve damage, typically from diabetes or carpal tunnel. Those who are suffering from peripheral neuropathy commonly have to visit a wide array of health service providers in order to find a physician who can offer a helpful solution in addressing and relieving pain.
What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy refers to conditions that result when nerves that carry signals to and from the brain as well as spinal cord from and to the rest of the body are damaged. This disease can come from a variety of causes – from traumatic injury such as carpal tunnel syndrome to nerve damage associated with diabetes.
Peripheral Neuropathy Treatments
Peripheral neuropathy treatment is a chronic and painful condition that has historically had limited treatment options. At Non-Surgical Spine Center, we have introduced an innovative technology that has been proven to alleviate a patient’s suffering from the said condition – the scrambler therapy. It is non-invasive, safe, and with little or no side effects. It is considered as a life-changing treatment regimen for patients with limited medical options.
How Scrambler Therapy Works
Each treatment regimen is painless and consist of 10 one hour scrambler sessions all performed in our outpatient Charleston area medical center. Total treatment time is 10 hours performed over a 2 week period. Electrodes (similar to EKG pads) are placed on the skin just outside the area of chronic pain and/or numbness.
Upon medical device activation, the chronic pain or numbness signal traveling from the damaged nerves to the brain are converted to a normal “pain-free” signal. The process is similar to flipping a light switch and turning off your chronic pain or numbness signals. It has proven to be a life-changing treatment option based on numerous medical studies for many individuals throughout the country that previously did not respond to conventional medical treatments.
Aside from peripheral neuropathy, several other conditions can also be treated effectively with scrambler therapy, including the following:
- Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy
- Failed neck or back surgery pain (post-surgical syndrome)
- Spinal stenosis
- Chronic intractable neck and back pain
- Chronic radiculopathy pain
- Complex regional pain syndrome (RSD)
- Postherpetic neuralgia (chronic pain after shingles)
- Brachial plexopathy (nerve injury) pain
Advantages of Scrambler Therapy
- Provides pain relief without medications, injections, implantation, and surgical intervention
- Machine uses electroanalgesic signals, alleviating chronic pains
- An out-patient treatment
- Cost-saving; the procedure is performed in medical office
Before treatment, diagnosis must confirm that the injury is musculoskeletal. Skin lesions must be closely examined. Only if they are not cancerous can this treatment be given. Also, treatment is not given to those who are pregnant.