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FAQs

What is peripheral neuropathy?

“Peripheral” means outside of the center.
The peripheral nervous system is the nervous system outside of the brain and spinal cord. “Neuropathy” is disease or dysfunction of one or more of the nerves.
Peripheral Neuropathy is damaged, sick, dying peripheral nerves.

 

What are peripheral neuropathy symptoms?

The most common symptoms of peripheral neuropathy can include:
● Burning pain radiating in hands or feet
● Pins and needles in the extremities
● Numbness and tingling
● Weakness in hands, arms, legs and or feet
● A knotted feeling in the soles and palms
● Pain from the lightest touches
● Difficulty walking
● Pain from the pressure of walking
● Balance problems
● Inability to grasp with the hands
● Cramping of the feet
● Fingers twisting and locking
● Pain when twisting the wrists
● Hands and feet feeling tired or heavy
● Night pain and sleep difficulty
● Restless legs and feet
● Pain that seems to come even from the sheets or covers on your feet at night

 

What are risk factors and causes of Peripheral Neuropathy?

Metabolic (chemical)
Mechanical (compressive)
Genetic (hereditary)

Metabolic/Chemical -Risk Factor
● Diabetes
● Chemotherapy
● Alcoholism
● Drugs / Prescription Medication
● War Toxins / Industrial Toxins
Mechanical – Risk Factors
● Bulged and Herniated Disc(s)
● Degenerative Disc(s)
● Spinal Stenosis
Hereditary – Risk Factors
The final category for Neuropathy pertains to genetics or hereditary traits. They include neurological challenges, such as Friedriech’s Ataxia and Charcot Marie Tooth Disease. Although these examples of Neuropathy are still extremely significant to those afflicted, these diseases are fairly rare and make up less than 1% of the population.

 

What are the types of peripheral neuropathy?

The 4 main types of peripheral neuropathy: Sensory peripheral neuropathy – damage to the peripheral nerves that carry messages of touch, temperature, pain, vibration, pressure, and other sensations to the brain. Motor peripheral neuropathy – damage to the nerves that control muscles and movements, such as walking and lifting. Autonomic peripheral neuropathy – damage to the nerves that control involuntary bodily processes, such as breathing, digestion, blood pressure, and bladder function. Mononeuropathy Peripheral Neuropathy – damage to a single nerve outside of the central nervous system. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome being the most common type.

 

What is the primary cause of peripheral neuropathy?

When tiny nutrients and oxygen carrying blood vessels become clogged, constricted and damaged as a result of diabetes and high blood sugar, circulation is decreased to the nerves. This reduction in circulation causes nerve tissues to not receive the nutrients and oxygen necessary for survival. When this happens, the peripheral nerves become damaged causing neuropathy.

 

What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

Peripheral nerve damage as a result of diabetes is referred to as Diabetic Neuropathy. Diabetic patients who have elevated blood sugar (glucose) for extended periods of time cause damage to their peripheral nerves.
The most common location of peripheral nerve damage is in their feet and legs.
Diabetic neuropathy symptoms and functional changes are progressive in with as high blood sugar continues to cause damage to the peripheral nerves.
Symptoms of diabetic neuropathy will vary depending on the type of diabetic neuropathy you have acquired.
The life altering complication of diabetic neuropathy is very serious and affects 60%-70% of people with diabetes.

 

What causes sensory neuropathy?

Approximately one third of sensory neuropathy cases are a result of diabetes. Physical trauma or injuries, such as car accidents, falls, sports injuries, and repetitive stress syndromes account for one third of sensory neuropathy cases. The final one third is considered to be idiopathic or unknown.

 

What is Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN)?

Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN) is a negative side effect of Chemotherapy drugs and treatments. Chemotherapies and different kinds of cancer treatments often damage the healthy peripheral nerves in the body in charge of sensory (sensations) functions and motor (movements) functions of your hands, arms, legs, feet, and organs functions, such as, bladder and bowel control resulting in Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN).

 

What is the Dr. Alfonso Neuropathy Treatment Protocol?

Dr. Alfonso‘s Neuropathy Treatment Protocol combines multiple 7 specialized treatments developed to improve the supply of oxygen, remove waste, increase nutrients to damaged peripheral nerves. By increasing circulation to the damaged peripheral nerves combined with treatments to stimulate peripheral nerve cell regeneration and repair. Dr. Alfonso‘s Neuropathy Treatment Protocol is a successful safe treatment that has helped many people needing treatments for neuropathy in legs and feet without medications, injections or surgical procedures.

 

How does the Dr. Alfonso Neuropathy Treatment Protocol work?

Dr. Alfonso Neuropathy Treatment Protocol
● Improves and increases oxygen and nutrition through the increase of circulation to the damaged nerves.
● Repairs peripheral fibers by stimulating regenerative of new nerve cells.
● Removes and eliminates mechanical peripheral nerve entrapments and compressions in the spine and extremities.

 

How much does the Dr. Alfonso Neuropathy treatment cost?

At Neuropathy Relief Center of Miami, each patient’s treatment recommendations are individualized and developed from the individual’s neuropathy examination/diagnostics, severity, chronicity, function loss and peripheral nerve damage. The treatment recommendations and cost of care are not the same for all neuropathy patients. Each patient’s financial investment must be determined from the individualized neuropathy consultation and evaluation. After the examination is completed and studied the patient will receive a report of findings and notification of acceptance into our neuropathy treatment program. During this meeting you will receive a financial review and breakdown of the cost for neuropathy treatment and your personalized treatment plan.

 

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