What is Neuropathy?
Neuropathy is damage to peripheral nerve fibers. Healthy nerve fibers have a protective coating much like an electrical wires coating. Neuropathy results from this coating dissipating and causing these nerve fibers to be exposed. When these nerve fibers become exposed it leads to numbness and pain. The pain can feel like walking on needles or having a burning-like feeling.
What Is Neuropathy?
Neuropathy (also known as peripheral neuropathy) is a condition that damages your nerve fibers and is widely known for causing tingling, numbness, and pain. It normally starts in your hands and feet before it spreads to the other parts of your body. This ailment generally indicates a problem within your peripheral nervous system. Your peripheral nervous system contains a network of nerves outside your brain and spinal cord.
Just like electrical wires, your nerve fibers have a protective coating. Neuropathy results when this coating starts to dissipate, thus causing your nerves to be exposed. This disrupts the way nerve cells communicate amongst themselves and the brain. When such nerve fibers become exposed, it results in pain and numbness. Neuropathy can affect only one nerve (mononeuropathy) or a group of nerves in a limited area (multifocal neuropathy) or several peripheral nerves throughout the body (polyneuropathy).
Your peripheral nervous system consists of three kinds of nerves, each with a vital role to keep your body functioning properly and healthy;
- Sensory nerves: They transport messages from your five senses via your spinal cord to the
- Motor nerves: They travel in the opposite direction from sensory nerves. Motor nerves transfer messages from the brain to your muscles.
- Autonomic nerves are responsible for body functions that are not within your direct control, like sex arousal, sweating, blood pressure, digestion, breathing, and bladder control.
What are the Symptoms of Neuropathy?
There are various symptoms, and even if you may exhibit some of these signs, it does not mean that you have neuropathy. It is essential to see a Knoxville neuropathy specialist at WaveTech Therapy to know if the signs listed below are caused by neuropathy:
- Burning sensation in the feet/hands
- Loss of coordination
- Muscle weakness
- Sharp, stabbing pains
- Numbness and tingling in the feet or hands
- Can’t feel cold or hot
What Triggers Neuropathy
While in a few cases, neuropathy is hereditary, most of it is generally acquired. Acquired neuropathy occurs over time and can be caused by various underlying medical conditions like;
- Diabetes causes a condition known as diabetic neuropathy.
- Kidney disease
- Poor blood circulation
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Poor nutrition
- Certain cancer medications.
As neuropathy specialists in Knoxville, TN, WaveTech Therapy, we work with patients to treat and diagnose peripheral neuropathy and deal with chronic pain. We partner with patients to develop a customized treatment plan that will assist them to live pain-free and start to enjoy their life again.
Can I reverse Neuropathy in my feet?
It can cause numbness and pain in your legs and feet. While you can’t reverse the effects of neuropathy, several ways can help manage the condition, lower your blood sugar (in case of diabetic neuropathy), and check your feet regularly to ensure they are free from wounds or infections. Yes, this ailment in your feet can be reversed using acoustic wave treatment from WaveTech Therapy.
What is the Treatment for Neuropathy?
Traditional neuropathy treatments are normally ineffective because they rely on narcotics to mask the signs instead of addressing the physical problems contributing to the symptoms. WaveTech Therapy can offer beneficial results that go over and above managing pain for patients who are not responding to traditional treatments or don’t want to depend on narcotic solutions.
What is the latest Treatment for Neuropathy?
We treat peripheral neuropathy using acoustic waves to increase blood vessels’ size and create open pathways that ultimately lead to increased blood flow. These acoustic waves can cause blocked vessels to open and facilitate blood flow. The improved blood flow makes oxygen available to your peripheral nerves causing them to heal and remain healthy. Besides, WaveTech solutions tell the brain that there is trauma in a specific area. The brain later brings a cascading flow of stem cells to the diseased region. The combination of driving stem cells and improved blood flow can cause your nerve fibers to grow healthy and rejuvenate.
FDA-approved and patented as the only device of its kind in Knoxville, WaveTech uses cutting-edge acoustic therapy to provide effective neuropathy treatment. Applying such technologies to the afflicted areas is common to experience reduced inflammation and swelling, improved stem cell generation, and blood blow. As a result, the tingling, burning, and numbness caused by peripheral neuropathy is typically eliminated or reduced-giving you the freedom to live life to the fullest and on your terms.
Is there an over-the-counter medication for neuropathy?
Some over-the-counter medication may provide relief to some patients. They include; topical painkillers such as creams, Acetaminophen (a painkiller for diabetic neuropathy patients).
Is Our Acoustic Wave Knoxville Neuropathy Treatment Right for you?
Here’s the deal: the best way to know if our acoustic wave neuropathy solutions are ideal for you is to visit us for an exam or consultation. While we can’t assist anyone or guarantee results, you can take time and review what our happy clients say in their own words about the experience with our acoustic wave therapies. If you need help to treat neuropathy in Knoxville, TN, call us at 865.387.9534 or contact us for more information.