What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral Neuropathy is a collection of disorders that occurs when nerves of the peripheral nervous system (the part of the nervous system outside of the brain and spinal cord) are damaged. The condition is generally referred to as peripheral neuropathy. The most common symptoms of neuropathy are numbness, burning pain, leg cramping, pain when walking, sharp electrical like pain, prickling or tingling feet or hands, difficulty sleeping from leg and foot discomfort, loss of balance and coordination, extreme sensitivity to touch and muscle weakness. If left untreated or misdiagnosed, it may lead to a life of unnecessary pain, severe infection or amputation. It can result from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic disorders, chemotherapy and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes of neuropathy is diabetes.
Coral Springs Physical Medicine May Be Able To Help
We utilize a “non-invasive” medical intervention called Neuro-Analgesia to manage or mitigate a patient’s problem with peripheral neuropathy. Neuro-Analgesia, sometimes referred to as Electronic Signal Treatment, utilizes a modulated and attenuated pulsed electronic signal (current) that can substantially reduce or even possibly eliminate – the burning, sharp pain and associated numbness and tingling of peripheral neuropathy! The signal pulses very rapidly, firing off very short microbursts of current, effectively “overriding” pain receptors. Penetrating so deeply across nerve-endings and affected muscles to cause profound physiological changes.
Electronic Signal Treatment is a brand new, innovative treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy. Dr. Craig Kuhlmeier is one of the few doctors in South Florida to offer this type of PN treatment, and now CSPM in Coral Springs has it! Patients are in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere where they remain fully clothed and have the option of sitting in a chair or lying on a table during treatment.
Read the Peripheral Neuropathy Fact Sheet from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke here.