Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy is often a painful and debilitating condition that is a result of damage to the peripheral nervous system, which is a complex system of nerves that connects the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) to the rest of the body. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are 20 million Americans suffering from Peripheral Neuropathy, and an astounding 13.8 million of them (68%) are diabetics (hhs.gov, 2012). Additionally, the American Diabetes Association has indicated that “86 million people with pre-diabetes are at risk of developing DPN” (diabetes.org, 2012).

How Can Calmare® Treat My Diabetic Neuropathy?

Often the treatment for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy will incorporate the use of the Calmare® device, which has been used to successfully treat over 4,000 patients worldwide, where it has been shown to be effective in treating neuropathic and oncologic pain.

The Calmare® device uses a biophysical rather than a biochemical approach. A “no-pain” message is transmitted to the nerve via disposable surface electrodes applied to the skin in the region of the patient’s pain. The perception of pain is cancelled when the no-pain message replaces that of pain, by using the same pathway through the surface electrodes in a non-invasive way. Regardless of pain intensity, a patient’s pain can be completely removed for immediate relief.

More Information

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy is a group of nerve disorders that are directly caused by issues from diabetes. Although symptoms will vary between patients, the most common symptoms will affect sensory, motor, and autonomic nervous systems. For instance, sharp pain and numbness in the feet, legs, hands, and arms are associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, and other symptoms such as dizziness from a drop in blood pressure, weakness, and loss of balance and coordination may also develop as symptoms associated with DPN. Treatment of these symptoms begin with proper management of diabetes, which also plays a crucial role in treating diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Mismanaged DPN is the main cause for severe side-effects including limb amputations. That is why it is so important to maintain a well-balanced diet, stable blood-sugar levels, and regular treatment for your diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

To learn more about how Calmare® can treat the pain you get from Diabetic Neuropathy, visit Chronic Conditions Chiropractic or call (805) 936-0450 to speak with one of our Peripheral Neuropathy professionals today.

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