Neuropathy is one of the top common nervous system conditions. Stats has proven over 20 million Americans suffer from neuropathy today, and the number continues to rise. One of the main reasons for this is that 60% of people with diabetes suffer from diabetic neuropathy. With the diabetic population ever-increasing, this means the neuropathy population will also continue to increase.
To have a better understanding about neuropathy, it is best to begin with an overview of the nervous system. The brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system. This is the control center of the body responsible for telling everything else how to function. These “messages” are relayed by the peripheral nervous system, which are the nerves that connect the spinal cord to all our muscles, glands, organs, and organ systems. There are different types of peripheral nerves that have different jobs to do. There are sensory nerves, which send information such as pain, touch, and temperature to the brain for processing. There are also motor nerves, which communicate signals from the brain to move muscles. If these nerves get damaged, it affects how those nerves function and their ability to communicate properly. Over time, this can be the root cause of many symptoms or health challenges that people face.
As previously mentioned, neuropathy can be secondary to medical conditions such as diabetes, but it can also be secondary to autoimmune conditions, inflammatory conditions, and even be caused by chemotherapy treatments. Nerves are like most tissues in the body, they need oxygen and nutrients to function properly. When they don’t get these things, they begin to wither and break down. This is what neuropathy is and it has a devastating effect on the quality of life of millions of sufferers. Some of the most common symptoms of neuropathy include pain, numbness, weakness, and balance issues, but it can also cause many other symptoms. Medical treatments for neuropathy usually amount to medications such as Gabapentin, injections/nerve blocks, and/or surgery. While these may help to the symptoms and is considered a “band-aid effect, they do not address the root cause of the problem. Ultimately, this results in people struggling for years and decades with no improvement to show for it.
At Venturis Clinic, we take a different approach to treating neuropathy. An approach that promotes healing from within by addressing the root cause of the issue. Our combined protocols address this multi-faceted problem to ensure that the body is in the proper state and environment to allow these nerves to heal. When this happens, true progress can be made, and quality of life can begin to be restored.