Traditional Drugs, Surgeries, & Injections seem to be Failing … Our Customized Program has Helped the Majority of Our Patients Overcome
The medical team at Hood Health & Wellness have a genuine concern for your well-being! Our current healthcare system is set up for the acute care approach, not addressing resolution for chronic conditions.
Acute care meaning, viruses, broken bones, near death injuries, but what it fails at is treating chronic conditions. At Hood Health & Wellness, we thrive off treating the underlying causes of chronic conditions allowing our clients to regain their health back.
Do You Have Peripheral Neuropathy?
This is a disorder of the peripheral nerves–the motor, sensory and autonomic nerves that connect the spinal cord to muscles, skin and internal organs. It usually affects the hands and feet, causing weakness, numbness, tingling, pain, and most debilitating, balance problems. You probably are taking, or have taken, Gabapentin, Neurotin or Cymbalta, and have been told by your doctor you just have to live with the pain. This is not the truth! Peripheral neuropathy’s course is variable; it can come and go, slowly progressing over many years, or it can become severe and debilitating. However, if diagnosed early, peripheral neuropathy can often be controlled and corrected.
Peripheral neuropathy is common. It is estimated that upwards of 24 million Americans suffer from this illness. It can occur at any age, but is more common among older adults. A 1999 survey found that 8-9% of Medicare recipients have peripheral neuropathy as their primary or secondary diagnosis. The annual cost to Medicare exceeds $3.5 billion.
Peripheral neuropathy has always been present, but has not received much attention. Its extent and importance have not yet been adequately recognized. It is apt to be misdiagnosed, or thought to be merely a side effect of another disease like diabetes or cancer or kidney failure. New cutting-edge technology and protocols are available and have been proven to work.
What Causes Peripheral Neuropathy?
There are many causes of neuropathy. Approximately 30% of neuropathies are “idiopathic,” or of an unknown cause. In another 30% of cases, the cause is diabetes. Other neuropathy causes include autoimmune disorders, tumors, heredity, nutritional imbalances, infections or toxins.
Thousands of people suffer from neuropathy. This condition is a collection of disorders that occurs when nerves of the part of the nervous system outside of the brain and spinal cord, known as the peripheral nervous system, are damaged. This is generally referred to as peripheral neuropathy. This happens due to damage to nerve axons, and usually causes pain and numbness in the hands and feet. Traumatic injuries, metabolic disorders, infections, and exposure to toxins are all possible causes, but one of the most common causes of neuropathy is diabetes.
Neuropathy affects both the motor nerves that control muscle movement, and the sensory nerves that detect sensations such as coldness or pain. It is also possible for autonomic neuropathy to affect internal organs including the heart, bladder, blood vessels and intestines.
Peripheral neuropathy gives off a pain described as a burning/tingling sensation. While neuropathy is typically associated with poor nutrition, diabetes and other diseases, and pressure or trauma, there have been many cases of idiopathic neuropathy, which has no known cause.
In the United States, about 20 million people, including more than half of all diabetics, suffer from neuropathy.
We have an innovative and systematic approach to treating neuropathy and getting you back to happy living. If you have already tried other medical therapies such as medications and physical therapy there is a very good chance our system is a good fit for you. Our techniques that address the neurological, metabolic, and nutritional challenges allow us to get rid of chronic symptoms no matter how long they have been there. Depending on the cause of the neuropathy, you might have services by our medical or chiropractic team.
Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms:
- Numbness in feet
- Electrical, crawling pain
- Restless legs
- Stiffness in the hands or feet
- Pins and needles sensations
- Fatigue in the legs
- Tingling or burning in feet
- Balance problems
- Cold feeling in hands or feet
- Shooting pains in the arms or legs
Peripheral Neuropathy Common Causes:
- History of Back or Neck Problems (Herniated Discs, Spinal Stenosis…)
- Sugar Imbalance, History of Sugar Imbalance, Pre-Diabetes, Diabetes
- Certain Medications (Cholesterol-lowering medications, Chemotherapy)
- Familial, Genetic, Autoimmune
Peripheral Neuropathy Patient Evaluation Process:
- Initial Consultation
– You will learn what causes Neuropathy
– Common failing treatments and WHY
– Non-Invasive Treatment Options
- Complete Evaluation Process with healthcare professional
– Complete evaluation will be completed
– The severity of your neuropathy will be determined
– A program will be designed for you if your case is accepted
- In-Clinic & Home Programs available upon health evaluation
Shelly Williams, NP
Monday – Thursday
8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday – Sunday
Hood Health & Wellness
10678 FM 346 East
Flint, TX 75762
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