What is Neuropathy?
If you're experiencing symptoms like tingling, pins and needles, burning, or sharp pains in your feet or hands, and if these symptoms are affecting your balance and mobility, it's essential to consider the possibility of neuropathy.
Neuropathy, a condition leading to nerve dysfunction, comes in two primary forms. Mono-Neuropathy affects nerves close to the spine, often causing pain that radiates down an arm or leg. Peripheral Neuropathy, more prevalent, impacts smaller nerve bundles in the extremities. This type can affect your autonomic, sensory, and motor nerves, leading to numbness, pain, or weakness, particularly in the hands and feet. The experience of pain in neuropathy varies significantly among individuals.
The causes of neuropathy are diverse and include metabolic issues, repetitive injuries, vascular problems, autoimmune diseases, kidney and liver disorders, traumatic injuries, spinal conditions, diabetes, infections, chemical exposures, and some prescription medications. This condition often leads to complications like sleep problems, depression, chronic fatigue, and a loss of independence. The symptoms depend on the type of nerve fibers affected and the severity of the damage.
Unfortunately, many neuropathy sufferers are told that their condition is irreversible and they must learn to live with it. This leads to frustration, especially when treatment options in Western Medicine are limited to prescription drugs like Gabapentin, Cymbalta, Lyrica, or Neurontin, which offer temporary relief but do not heal the underlying nerve damage.
However, it's important to know that neuropathy can be managed and even reversed by addressing its root cause. Contrary to common belief, proper treatment can not only prevent the progression of neuropathy but also potentially reverse the nerve damage. Understanding and managing neuropathy effectively is crucial for improving health and quality of life.
Peripheral Neuropathy affects nearly 46.5 million Americans.
Approximately 150,000 patients per year have amputations due to neuropathy.
It is estimated that 60-70% of diabetics suffer from peripheral neuropathy.
30-40% of all cancer patients have chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.
90% of neuropathy sufferers depend on mediations or injections to manage their symptoms.
Falls and hip fractures because of balance issues with neuropathy are on the rise.
All of these numbers are on the rise
What makes our Treatment Different?
Our treatment for neuropathy stands out because it adopts a comprehensive approach, focusing on the root cause of the problem. By providing the body with what it needs, we facilitate its natural healing process. While each patient's treatment plan is unique, our regimens typically include:
- Low Level Light Therapy: Utilizing light therapy to stimulate nerve repair and reduce pain.
- Electrotherapy: Applying electrical stimulation to improve nerve function and alleviate symptoms.
- Nutrition: Tailoring dietary plans to support nerve health and overall well-being.
- Nerve Re-Education: Techniques to retrain nerves and improve their function.
- Physical Therapy: Exercises and treatments to enhance mobility and reduce discomfort.
- Balance Therapy: Strategies to improve balance and prevent falls.
- Hakomed: A specific therapy for pain relief and nerve regeneration.
- Chiropractic Care: Adjustments and manipulations to support nervous system function.
- Home Care: Some aspects of the treatment can be conveniently done at home.
Our program, which we personalize for each patient, has a remarkable 96% success rate. Although not every case can be helped, thousands of patients have regained their quality of life through our treatment.
How long will it take for you to see results?
When you ask about seeing results, it's quite hopeful actually. Most people, about 70%, start feeling better in just a few weeks. It might take a bit longer for others, up to 90 days, to notice any changes. But the real silver lining is that the journey towards maximum healing can span up to 12-15 months, which means there's always room for improvement and positive change as time goes on.
Does Insurance Cover Care?
When you come in for your appointment, we'll start by gathering your insurance details. We accept all kinds, including Medicare, though coverage can vary. After our thorough and painless nerve damage evaluation, if you're a good fit for our neuropathy reversal program, we'll check with your insurance to understand the benefits they'll cover.
You might wonder why we can't just tell you the cost upfront. It's a bit like taking your car to a mechanic without knowing the issue; they can't quote a price without diagnosing the problem first. Similarly, until we understand your specific needs, we can't be certain about insurance coverage or costs.
During your consultation, our doctor will discuss the evaluation results with you, outlining your care plan. Then, our case manager will explain how your insurance might contribute to your recovery journey.
If there are any out-of-pocket expenses, don't worry. We'll provide you with various options and have financial solutions available, especially if you're a suitable candidate for our care.
Remember, even if insurance might not cover everything, reversing this condition can significantly improve your quality of life. Our neuropathy program is personalized for each patient, ensuring the best possible outcomes. We're excited to help you on this path to recovery!
— Rick D
“I had Peripheral Neuropathy and my doctor said nothing could be done. I’m glad I didn’t listen to him because I found relief with Dr. Kirshner.”
“Eliminating Peripheral Neuropathy pain helped to re-engage in life.”
Pictured left are the results of a Neuropathy patient that experienced a nearly 100% improvement in her Neuropathy. This patient's initial exam on 11/3/2021, showed that she had 45.7% nerve damage in her legs & feet. On her re-exam on 4/28/2022, she now has 0% nerve damage in her right leg, and just 2.9% nerve damage in her left leg, nearly perfect!
I was skeptical at first and glad I put my trust in Dr. Kirshner
“I was really skeptical but I was already suffering terribly. I had nothing to lose. I’m glad I listened to Dr Kirshner.”— Louise K.