Numbness and Loss of Balance

What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition in which the smaller nerves (the nerves aside from your spinal cord and brain) of your body are damaged or not working correctly. There are close to three hundred causes of neuropathy. Approximately 21 million Americans are affected by peripheral neuropathy. Diabetes has been and still remains the leading cause of peripheral neuropathy; however, 60-70% of all the causes of neuropathy are not related to Diabetes. Peripheral Neuropathy is a progressive disease of the nerves that worsens with time.

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How do you diagnose Neuropathy?

Most often, a doctor should be able to diagnose peripheral neuropathy solely on a patient’s description of his/her symptoms, and a simple neurological examination. Many people with peripheral neuropathy may not even have any symptoms of neuropathy; in this case a doctor may order special nerve tests, Electromyography (EMG) and or Nerve Conduction Velocity testing (NCV). The EMG or NCV are special muscle and nerve tests that determine whether you have neuropathy, the specific nerves involved, and the severity of your neuropathy.

Symptoms

  • Pain

  • Numbness

  • Leg cramping

  • Sharp, electric-like pain

  • Pain when you walk

  • Difficulty sleeping from leg discomfort

  • Prickling or tingling feelings in your feet or hands

This symptom list is not meant for self-diagnosis. See Dr. Baird at the first sign of your feet or ankle problems. Most common foot conditions will only worsen without proper care, and may become serious quickly when left untreated.

Treatment

Dr. Baird will make certain to diagnose and treat you with the newest, and most innovative technology available. We also mainly focus on conservative and holistic treatments that are the least invasive. Our treatments are successful in treating your acute (short term) and chronic (long term) pain.

Family Foot & Ankle Specialists also care about your overall long-term health. We will help you with supportive means of caring for your body, such as, prevention, necessary durable medical equipment, and exercise including diet and weight loss.

 

What is Combination Electroanalgesia Therapy?

The Combination Electroanalgesia Therapy (CET) incorporates two well-established procedures that have been combined into a protocol that is showing not only great promise as an effective treatment solution for diabetic and other forms of neuropathies. The CET consists of two procedures, an ankle block performed with local medication, and Electronic Signal Treatment (EST), as delivered by a unique sophisticated electro-medical wave generator, specifically invented for neuropathy and severe neuro-muscular pain. A recent study* showed greater than 87% reduction in painful neuropathy symptoms in patients treated with CET. Get the relief you so desperately need.

* Clinical Trial of approved treatments is undergoing publication review.

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