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How To Reverse Neuropathy

May 2, 2019
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If you suffer from stabbing pain… fire ants crawling up your legs burning… or the unbearable numbness that comes with neuropathy and want a natural way to reverse it… then this will be the most important article you’ve ever read.

You may be wondering… How can we do this when your doctor has told you there is no way to reverse neuropathy?

That you’d have to suffer and manage the pain with dangerous drugs like Gabapentin or Lyrica.

Here’s the story:

Over the years, we’ve become one of the nation’s most effective neuropathy clinics. We have treated thousands of neuropathy patients with a 92% success rate and without the use of dangerous drugs or surgery.

Would You Like To Feel A 60-100% Relief
From Your Pain And Numbness…
Without Dangerous Medications?

Let’s talk about getting relief.

I want to give you a step-by-step method to getting lasting relief from pain, numbness, tingling, burning, and cramping… all without taking dangerous pain medications and without surgery.

This article is for you if:

  • You have numb or painful feet or hands and it feels like you’re walking on marshmallows or marbles.
  • You have burning or cramping in your feet legs.
  • You are experiencing tingling, numbness, or pain in your hands.
  • You have the symptoms in your back, neck, hips, or knees that radiate into your legs or arms.

This is for you if you are at a point where you can’t do things that you used to do. Like, standing on your feet for a long time, working in your yard, enjoying hobbies, or going dancing.

In other words, if you see yourself doing less and less, this is for you.

This report is for you even if you have just a little pain or numbness, but you want to catch it early before it gets worse.

In this article, you will discover:

  1. The truth about standard treatment
  2. What can cause your pain
  3. The dangers of neuropathy
  4. Proven methods for lasting relief
  5. Simple steps you can take to get on the road to feeling great.

Let’s Talk About The Standard Treatment…

Are you tired of taking medications?

According to a 2014 study, the Institute for Healthcare Informants found that people age 65 to 79 received more than 18 prescriptions for new drugs each year.

Time magazine ran a story on healthcare in America and this study was the cover story for the magazine.

What did the article say?

US citizens feel that we are over medicated, and that as a country we are taking far too many medications… all of these being recommended by our doctors.

More importantly, there is an epidemic of addiction attacking our society today.

We are seeing an increase in these medications but…

We Are Not Seeing A Decrease In The Issues
These Medications Are Supposed To Treat!

We are actually seeing a concerning increase in all of these diseases. Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and neuropathy are all skyrocketing.

The healthcare statistics in the United States tells us that we are losing the battle with these chronic conditions.

The numbers are staggering.

With conditions like diabetes, we are seeing younger and younger patients now. It used to be unheard of to see a 13 to 14-year-old with type II diabetes, now it’s an epidemic.

The youngest documented case of type II diabetes was released in September 2015.

She is only three years old.

Another story by Time magazine discusses how this country is drowning in medical costs and shows how much more we spend as a country compared to all the other countries.

According the centers for Medicaid and Medicare services in 2015 we spent $3.2 trillion on medical costs.

Isn’t that outrageous?

According to the National Institute of Health study in 2014, the US consumes 75% of all the medications that are made on the planet. But, the US is only 5% of the world’s population.

So you would think because we have the most doctors per patient, the most hospitals per patient, and we spend the most money per patient, we would have the healthiest citizens, right?

Where do we rank in health compared to the rest of the world?

The U.S. Is Not Even Ranked In The Top 10!

In 2015 the World Health Organization stated that we are number 37, right after Costa Rica.

What does this tell you?

It tells me that the medical system is broken. We’re not taking good care of ourselves and our system is failing us.

One system that is working is our emergency medical system.

If you have a heart attack or stroke or you go to the hospital after car accident and you have to have a life-saving procedure, we do a great job at that.

What we are not doing well is taking care of our chronic conditions.

What’s The Problem?

Let me ask you this, how often do you see a pharmaceutical commercial on TV?

The drug companies spend over $4 billion a year on advertising.

The commercials run for a minute and they spend 15 seconds telling you how great the medication is, and the remaining 45 seconds telling you about all the side effects.

Then, at the end of the commercial they throw a little line in that says “now go ask your doctor this drug is right for you.”

These commercials are very persuasive and designed to cause you to spend more money on their drugs.

Fun fact:

There are only two countries in the world that allow pharmaceutical advertising on television. One is New Zealand… The other is the United States.

So, what are the common medications used for neuropathy?

  1. Neurontin or Gabapentin

Have you heard of these?

These are the number one medications doctors prescribe for neuropathy pain.

You’d think Neurontin was made to treat neuropathy, right?

Nope.

It’s actually an anti-seizure medication.

Do you think a seizure medication is going to do much for neuropathy?

How do you think it works?

It’s simply a pain management medication.

What it does is slow your brain down so you stop feeling the pain signals from your nerves.

It doesn’t heal your nerves, it’s not healing neuropathy, and it’s not keeping it from getting worse.

All it’s doing is masking the pain.

  1. Lyrica

Lyrica is the same type of medication as Neurontin, except it’s one of the most advertised medications in the country. Pfizer spent $246 million advertising Lyrica last year alone.

That was the second biggest advertising budget last year, next to Viagra.

You might have seen a commercial on diabetic nerve pain, because it’s a new trademarked marketing phrase created by Lyrica.

But, just like Neurontin, it’s an anti-seizure medication.

It slows down your brain so you don’t feel your feet.

It does nothing to heal the damaged tissue, or stop the progression of neuropathy.

We’re Treating Our Cars Better Than We Treat Our Bodies!

Treating pain with drugs is just like putting duct tape on your car. Nothing actually gets solved.

It’s common sense that we need to get to and solve the root of the problem, right?

Unfortunately, common sense is not always common practice.

Let’s say you’re having burning or tingling in your feet or hands, or you are having pain shooting down your leg, or pain in your back. You go to your primary doctor for a solution.

What are they going to do?

They’ll probably recommend a pain pill.

That’s not going to fix your neuropathy.

It’s like cutting the wire to the fire alarm instead of finding out what’s causing the fire, and the cause is usually peripheral neuropathy.

What is Neuropathy?

The definition is: damage to, or disease affecting the nerves.

Neuropathy can be associated to your feet, legs, arms, hands, and back.

Neuropathy is quickly becoming one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States. In fact 8% of US population, or about 24 million people suffer from peripheral neuropathy.

Peripheral neuropathy can occur at any age, but is more common among older adults.

Think of your nerves are like electrical wires.

There’s a wire in the middle and insulation surrounding the wire.

The easiest way to explain neuropathy is that the insulation around the wire has been damaged.

Now, if that electrical wire was powering your toaster and we scraped the rubber off around the power cord, how will that toaster work?

It might spark, maybe short-circuit. It might work some days, it might not on other days.

That’s how neuropathy can be, especially in the early stages.

Most people don’t notice they have symptoms every day. The issue is, most don’t realize that they start to get the symptoms more frequently.

As you may know…

This Is A Progressive Disease.

It only gets worse over time.

Diabetes is the number one cause of neuropathy, but is not the only cause.

A lot of things can damage a nerve and can cause neuropathy damage.

You can be a pre-diabetic and still develop neuropathy.

Number two on the list is poor circulation. If you are not getting proper blood flow to your peripheral nerves, neuropathy can develop.

Number three is chemotherapy drugs. About 40% to 50% of all chemo patients end up with neuropathy because the medication has damaged their nerves.

Neck and back problems like spinal stenosis, disc problems, surgeries, hip and knee replacements often lead to neuropathy.

Auto immune diseases like lupus, infections like staph infections, alcohol and cigarette smoking can all damage nerves.

One of the newest issues is that…

Many Medications On The Market
Can Cause Damage To The Nerves!

Doctors are giving patients medications to help one problem, and at the same time, causing them a whole new problem.

So, What Is A Nerve?

Let’s talk about the science of nerves.

Nerves are called axons. They look a lot like a wire.

There are seven different categories of nerves in our nervous system and they have different functions.

Some control our heart, lungs, and digestive system, while others are used for movement and feeling.

In the peripheral (which means arms and legs) the largest ones control your muscles, your balance, and your coordination.

What kind of symptoms do you get if you have neuropathy in these nerves?

The symptoms you get when you have large fiber neuropathy would be muscle cramping, heaviness, tiredness of the legs and losing balance. You won’t feel sturdy on your feet.

The Leading Cause Of Injury Death Over The Age Of 65 Is Falling!

In fact, one out of three adults over age 65 fall each year. 20 to 30% suffer moderate to severe injuries, while 10% of falls are fatal.

This is the leading cause of injury death over the age 65.

When you were 30, you didn’t look at the steps when you would walk down.

Why was that?

There is a nerve that tells your brain where your foot is, so you don’t have to look at where you’re walking.

When the nerve isn’t functioning properly, how do you walk?

Many people begin having to look at the ground while they’re walking and shuffle around.

On the other side of the nerve, we have the small fiber nerves. These give you your sensations, what you’re feeling. Sharp pain, hot, and cold.

If these are damaged, what symptoms would you have?

The symptoms they give are numbness, tingling, shooting pains, hot or burning sensations, or feeling like your feet are ice cold.

If this part of the nerve is damaged and you have numb feet, what would happen if you stepped on a tiny piece of glass?

You wouldn’t know, the chance of infection goes up, and…

That Can Lead To Amputation!

One major complication of neuropathy is the risk of amputation.

86,000 diabetics every year lose an extremity.

But, it’s not just a diabetics who have this problem.

Anybody with neuropathy runs that risk.

Let me tell you about a man that came into our office recently.

Before he started treatment with us, his feet were so numb that he couldn’t feel any pain in his feet.

He got up in the middle the night to go to the bathroom and, on the way back, he kicked the leg of the bed. He didn’t feel it and didn’t realize anything had happened, so he went to bed. The next morning, he woke up and his sheets were covered in blood.  He got an infection and, two weeks later, they amputated his foot.

So, he came in seeking treatment on the remaining foot.

Something I tell all of our patients and want you reading this to know is, if you are experiencing symptoms of neuropathy… Make sure to wear shoes.

Do not walk around barefoot if you do not have full feeling in your feet.

In fact each year in United States…

Amputations Are Listed As The Most
Feared
Complication Of Neuropathy!

Patients may be struck with a sense of hopelessness at the thought of losing part of a limb or their mobility.

This is not meant to scare you, but it’s the harsh truth that we see every day in our clinic.

This is the potential risk of neuropathy, and something you should know when deciding what kind of action to take regarding your neuropathy.

One of the biggest fears of seniors is losing their independence. Whether it’s not being able to walk and live independently or having their driver’s license revoked.

One patient at our clinic, before starting care, came to see us after she went to meet her friends for lunch one day and…

Drove Through The Front Of The Restaurant!

She told me she could feel the brake pedal.

She said, “I thought I had my foot on the brake, but I hit the gas instead and ended up inside the restaurant.”

Fortunately nobody was hurt, but she narrowly missed hitting some people.

She didn’t have pain in her feet, just numbness.

Having numbness in your feet is a dangerous form of neuropathy.

Some patients downplay their numb feet because it doesn’t hurt, but the consequences can be devastating not just to you, but to others as well.

What Are Your Choices With Neuropathy?

  1. Do nothing.

This is the one choice I can guarantee will change nothing about neuropathy. You will get worse and there will be no relief from your symptoms.

  1. You can go to your primary doctor and get drugs to mask your symptoms.

Once again, your neuropathy will get worse and all you’ll be doing is covering up the real root of the problem.

  1. Get referred to a neurologist.

Most of the time, when you see your primary care doctor, they’re not comfortable with treating neuropathy. Instead, they’ll refer you to a neurologist.

When you go to a neurologist, they will run some nerve tests, confirm that you have neuropathy, and more than likely either prescribe more medications or increase the one’s you’re already on.

The reason our clinic began to treat neuropathy is because of two simple phrases. If you have neuropathy, I’m sure you’ve heard both.

  1. My doctor told me there was nothing that can be done for me
  2. My doctor told me I’d have to live with it.

As a doctor…

These Should Never Be The Answers For Any Problem!

So, what does living with neuropathy really mean? And, is there a happy answer to that?

Neuropathy is a progressive disorder which, as I stated before, means that it will get worse, it doesn’t stop, and it will continue until it takes away your legs, hands, and your way of life.

As neuropathy gets worse, sufferers start sitting a lot more. They become very sedentary. They stop doing the activities that they love to do and don’t get any exercise to keep their heart healthy.

They’re staying at home and starting to get depressed because they want to be able to do the things they love, but they can’t.

I talk to patients like this every single day. They are depressed because they can see the quality of their life diminishing. And that’s what living with neuropathy really means.

Here’s The Good News…

The national Institute of Health states peripheral nerves have the ability to regenerate as long as the underlying nerve cell has not been killed.

What does that mean?

It means that if you wait until the nerve is dead, it’s too late cannot be helped.

But, as long as there’s tissue left…

You Can regenerate The Nerve!

How?

There are four keys.

  1. Rejuvenate by increasing blood flow
  2. Stimulate the nerves
  3. Activate through therapy
  4. Empower by decreasing inflammation

How Do You Increase Blood Flow
And Decrease Inflammation?

There are many different therapies out there ranging from infrared light to infrared heating pads that help to increase blood flow.

There are also many different supplements, such as ProArgi9, that will increase blood flow naturally.

You want to use forms that work with the body, not other medications like blood thinners or blood pressure meds which will actually reduce the blood flow and cause the opposite effect that we’re looking for.

Infrared (also known as Neuro light therapy) is designed to increase circulation and start growing new blood vessels and can immediately start decreasing pain.

This type of light therapy was used by NASA with our astronauts.

They found that it triggers an increase in blood flow, which in turn creates faster healing.

Studies done with light therapy treatment showed the following benefits:

  • Reduced pain
  • Faster healing in humans
  • Cell regeneration was faster
  • Increased in blood flow
  • Promoted new blood vessels to grow
  • Decreased overall healing time with injuries.

How Do You Stimulate And Activate The Nerves?

Remember that cord we talked about and how the insulation was damaged?

This is like a nerve with neuropathy. It has damage.

Nerves are electrical.

When they are damaged and degenerated, they are not conducting proper signals anymore.

This is what is causing your symptoms.

So, your nerves need to be stimulated electrically. But you can’t just use any electrical therapy medicine, it has to be a special kind.

Many different machines are being made outside of the United States, and other countries chemo patients are using these machines to prevent neuropathy from the chemotherapy.

Surgery patients are being hooked up immediately following surgery to make sure they don’t get neuropathy from the surgery.

Patients with neuropathy are being treated successfully without meds.

In a country that spends more money on health care than any other country…

Why Are We Not Getting
The Same Level Of Care?

The devices used in this country are more for physical therapy and rehabilitating muscles.

They use low-frequency therapy, below 400 Hz.

While working with the nerve, you need to use a higher frequency. Between 10,000 hz and 20,000 hz is what’s needed to stimulate the nerves.

Getting the nerve to fire again and do its job, is the same as physical therapy for a muscle. We need to use an outside source to get the nerve to fire again.

This helps to reduce pain and actually gets the nerve to start working properly.

Now, I’m not saying you can use a TENS unit.

I get this question all the time:

Can I just use my tens unit I have at home?

You can get a TENS unit on the Internet and other machines that say they’re for neuropathy, but these machines are too small and weak to even touch the nerve.

There are over 2,000 research articles on therapies related to infrared and electrical stimulation and its effects on neuropathy.

All this research demonstrates how effective these therapies are at relieving pain and actually promoting healing of the nerve.

You might be thinking…

Why Doesn’t My Doctor Know About This?!

That’s a fair question.

According to the Journal of American Medical Association study, it takes over 23 years for information that has been researched to actually get into clinical practice.

Let’s remember, medical doctors are primarily trained to treat symptoms, and they typically do this with medications.

The key is to get the right help from highly focused professionals who deal with your issues on a daily basis.

Imagine for a moment sleeping through the night peacefully, walking with confidence and feeling steady, taking trips and enjoying family outings again, or just feeling like you’re 10 years younger.

We work with patients with neuropathy every single day.

The big thing we look for in all of them is a goal. They all have a real reason why they want to get better and it’s always bigger than just getting relief of the symptoms.

Yes, we want to get you out of pain as fast as possible, or feeling your feet again, but the real goal of healthcare should be getting you to live your life.

What Do You Do Now?

If you’re ready to experience long lasting relief from your neuropathy, without the use of dangerous drugs or surgeries… come in for a FREE consultation with us.

Simply call 615-622-2808 or email at casemanager@advanceinhealth.com and we will set up a time that works best for you.

Act fast!

As I mentioned before, neuropathy is a progressive disease that stops for no one. Call us before it’s too late!

To your health,

Dr. Richards

 

 

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