What is neuropathy?
Neuropathy is nerve damage that can cause chronic (ongoing) pain and numbness all over your body. It typically indicates an underlying condition or injury. If your nerves are damaged, they can send pain signals to your brain when no painful condition exists.
What are the causes of neuropathy?
Radiant Pain Relief Centres treats neuropathy caused by several conditions, including:
Diabetes is a condition that develops from uncontrolled high blood sugar levels. Too much sugar in your blood can damage your nerves. A form of peripheral neuropathy, diabetes most commonly damages the nerves in your hands, legs, and feet.
Cervical neuropathy refers to damaged or compressed nerves at the top of your spine, in your neck. Cervical neuropathy causes chronic headaches, neck pain, and weakness in the neck and/or shoulders.
Depending on the type, dosage, and frequency of your chemotherapy treatment, you can develop chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). Many people with CIPN experience a pins-and-needles feeling in their hands, feet, and arms.
What are the symptoms of neuropathy?
Neuropathy symptoms vary depending on what kind you have. The most common symptoms of neuropathy include:
- Shocklike sensations
- Numbness or weakness
- Nerve pain
- Shooting pain
- Sensitivity to temperature and touch
- Burning pain
If your neuropathy gets worse, it’s common to feel like you’re wearing gloves or socks when you aren’t.
What causes neuropathy?
Many medical conditions and injuries increase your risk of developing neuropathy pain. Some of the most common causes of neuropathy are:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Lyme disease
- Bacterial infections
- Epstein-Barr virus
- Kidney disease
Lifestyle factors like alcoholism can also damage your nerves. Some people also develop neuropathy after a severe injury.
How is neuropathy treated?
To stop the pain signals your nerves send to your brain, the pain management experts at Radiant Pain Relief Centres offer Scrambler Therapy. This cutting-edge, cutaneous (skin surface) electro-stimulation treatment is FDA-cleared to relieve neuropathy pain.
During the treatment, a trained technician places electrodes on your skin near the areas you experience pain. The scrambler device sends low-level electrical currents into your nerves.
Scrambler Therapy’s primary goal is to replace your body’s pain signals with non-pain information. Over time, your brain will start recognizing this new information as non-pain signals, effectively relieving your chronic pain and numbness.
How long does Scrambler Therapy for neuropathy take?
Every treatment varies depending on the type of neuropathy you have. Most treatments take about 45 minutes per session. Radiant Pain Relief Centres typically recommends one session every day for two weeks, with a two-day break in treatments halfway through your therapy.
To learn more about how Scrambler Therapy can relieve your neuropathy pain, call Radiant Pain Relief Centres today, or schedule an appointment online.