Neuropathy Treatment

Neuropathy Treatment

At Integrated Physicians Medical Group we are a diverse group of practitioners with different perspectives working together to offer among the very best spectrum of treatment options to ensure the highest quality care for your individual case.

 

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Neuropathy, also known as peripheral neuropathy, is generally caused by damage to the peripheral nerves and can be felt as pain, numbness, or tingling in hands and feet, arms and legs which can be both disruptively life-altering, and serve as an important warning sign of another developing condition.
Until the root causes of any case of peripheral neuropathy are identified and cared for, the effects can grow to encompass more nerve tissue and the types and severity of symptoms can potentially expand. Whether you are merely experiencing tingling in the hands and feet or encountering other possible warning signs of peripheral neuropathy, the sooner you get help, the better.
Damage to the nerves can be caused by metabolic diseases such as diabetes and shingles, treatments for diseases such as chemotherapy and statin drugs, or damage to the spinal discs such as disc herniations or stenosis.

Diagnosing Neuropathy

At Integrated Physicians Medical Group our multi-disciplinary group of practitioners specializes in determining the underlying root causes of neuropathy, and identifying the most efficient and effective treatment strategy. We diagnose peripheral neuropathy through a combination of:

  • Neurological exam, including reflex, muscle sensations, and coordination tests

  • Blood tests to reveal possible metabolic factors

  • Electrical nerve conduction tests

In some cases, other diagnostic tools may include detailed medical history, discussion of lifestyle factors, nerve biopsy, imaging studies (such as MRIs or CTs), EEGs, etc.

Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetes is the most common cause of neuropathy and is referred to as diabetic neuropathy. It is a serious complication of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes that involves malfunctioning nerves and which may cause quite a lot of pain or discomfort. If untreated for too long, it can lead to additional complications including loss of limb or joint deterioration.
Diabetic neuropathy is mainly caused by nerve tissue distress and/or damage due to excess blood glucose causing inflammation, constricting the blood vessels, and making it difficult to supply the nerves with needed oxygen and blood-born nutrients. This causes poor nerve function, pain, weakness, and/or numbness. Additional symptoms of diabetic neuropathy include:

  • Difficulty moving your eye normally

  • Muscle pains

  • Dizziness or fainting when you stand up

  • Dry overheating due to an inability to perspire normally

  • Indigestion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation

  • Urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, vaginal dryness

  • Sensory nerve loss in your face, upper arms, or anywhere on your body

In the case of diabetic neuropathy, we observe that like with diabetes itself and many complications related to diabetes, much of the harm or threat of future harm is reversible.

Treatment for Neuropathy

At Integrated Physicians Medical Group we are a diverse group of practitioners with different perspectives working together to offer among the very best spectrum of treatment options to ensure the highest quality care for your individual case.
We apply the principles of functional medicine to focus first on understanding the root cause of your neuropathy and then applying a variety of effective treatments, including enlightened health and lifestyle changes, Class IV Laser treatments, in-depth metabolic therapies, non-surgical spinal decompression, anodyne light therapy, and more. These treatment methods not only alleviate the discomfort associated with neuropathy, but also support the healing of other systems of the body.

 

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          Integrated Physicians Medical Group
          Dr. Jeffrey James DC DACNB

          2001 S. Barrington Avenue,
          Suite 103,
          Los Angeles, CA 90025

          Phone. 310-575-5575

          Fax. 310-575-5570

          Email. info@integratedphysicians.com

 
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 Monday - Friday   | 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Saturday - Sunday | CLOSED