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).
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Neuropathy symptoms can range from numbness and tingling to stabbing feelings (paresthesia) and muscle weakness. More severe symptoms consist of burning sensations and even organ dysfunction. Almost all peripheral neuropathy symptoms can be treated with many of our devices.
To learn more about how we can treat your Diabetic Neuropathy, visit NeuroSolutions in Palo Alto or call (650) 753-1010 to speak with one of our Peripheral Neuropathy professionals today.