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ReBuilder™ Treatment For Neuropathy
Nerves transmit information to and from your brain and spinal cord to the other parts of your body. For example, when you touch the stove, your peripheral nerves tell your brain that the stove is hot. When these nerves are damaged, the messages that they transmit can be broken up or become distorted (similar to having static on a telephone line), and peripheral neuropathy can result.
Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy:
- Tingling or pricking sensations
- Burning pain (commonly occurring at nighttime)
- Numbness or loss of sensation
- Sharp jabbing or shooting pains
- Sensitivity to touch
- Muscle weakness
Peripheral neuropathy can be genetic or acquired. There are over 100 types of acquired peripheral neuropathies. These can be the result of physical trauma; infections and autoimmune disorders (including HIV, Epstein-Barr virus, shingles and Lyme disease); or systemic causes (including diabetes, cancers and chemotherapy, repetitive stress, toxins, alcoholism, blood diseases, connective tissue disorders and more).
Many patients are also told that there is no cure for their neuropathy and to expect the condition to get worse over time. Often, patients are given very strong prescription pain medicines and anti-depressants. These drugs do little to nothing to fix the root cause of the problem – instead, they just mask the symptoms. What’s even more concerning is that these drugs can become addictive.
ReBuilder™ Neurostimulator – A New Treatment Approach
Unlike medications that cover up the pain or block the broken nerve signals, our treatment approach is different. We use a combination of tools that work to re-build the broken nerve pathways. If we can get the nerves to communicate again, we can reduce the numbness, tingling, and pain.
A key to our neuropathy treatment is the ReBuilder™ Neurostimulator. The ReBuilder™ works to get the nerves communicating with each other by delivering a pain-free, electrical signal to the cells. Not only does this reduce symptoms, it prompts your body to release endorphins (“feel-good” chemicals found in the brain).
ReBuilder™ therapy is sometimes done in combination with High-Intensity Laser Therapy and manual therapies to enhance the healing process. Some patients also choose to add nutrition counseling and supplementation to their care plan.
Different patients will benefit from different of treatment options. The doctor will determine the best combination of treatments for each individual patient.