Neuropathy is a general term denoting disruptions in the normal performance of the peripheral nerves. The causes of neuropathy are different therefore is the treatment. Lots of a times, the neuropathy is practically permanent and the treatment is primarily focused on avoiding further progression of the nerve damage and other helpful steps to avoid any issues due to neuropathy.
Neuropathies due to nutritional deficiencies are generally treated with the replenishment of the lacking nutrient. Neuropathies due to deficiency of vitamins like cobalamin, thiamine, pyridoxine, niacin are dealt with by giving the vitamin supplements orally or by intramuscular injection of the vitamin if shortage is due to faulty absorption of vitamins from the diet. Treatment might or may not completely reverse the neuropathy and relieve the symptoms and in many cases there is some long-term damage to nerves and consistent symptoms regardless of treatment.
Entrapment neuropathies like carpal tunnel syndrome, radial neuropathy, meralgia paraesthetica, etc are treated based on particular cause and the nerve involved. Again, each neuropathy is unique and treatment is variable.
The treatment of neuropathies secondary to other diseases is the treatment of the main illness causing the neuropathy. If neuropathy is due to Myxedema, triggered by lack of thyroid hormone, then treatment is changing the thyroid hormonal agent. Treatment of Diabetic Neuropathy is primarily supportive.
Treatment of neuropathy due to food allergic reaction is preventing the allergen food product causing neuropathy. There might be some specific treatment in specific cases, like neuropathy due to isoniazid can usually be avoided by giving pyridoxine along with it.
Numerous a times, the neuropathy is practically irreversible and the treatment is primarily focused on avoiding additional development of the nerve damage and other helpful measures to prevent any issues due to neuropathy.
Entrapment neuropathies like carpal tunnel syndrome, radial neuropathy, meralgia paraesthetica, etc are treated based on particular cause and the nerve included. The treatment of neuropathies secondary to other diseases is the treatment of the primary illness triggering the neuropathy. Treatment of neuropathy due to food allergy is preventing the allergen food product causing neuropathy.
Individuals similar to you, all over the globe, have discovered that their nerves can be rebuilt and full function brought back. It does not matter what the reason for your unpleasant peripheral neuropathy is: idiopathic, diabetic, alcoholic, poisonous, or chemotherapy induced. The standard cause is all the same. At some time, parts of your nerves were starved for oxygen. Maybe there was excessive sugar in your blood taking up the area for oxygen. Possibly you had some pinching of your nerves someplace. Possibly you were exposed to a toxic substance like black mold, anesthesia, or pesticides. Whatever the original cause, your nerves reacted with the only survival tool they had: they contracted, they decreased their length and volume to protect themselves, and the spaces in between the nerves(synapse) were extended. A normal sized nerve signal could not leap this space. Like the space on the stimulate plug in your cars and truck or lawn mower, if that gap gets too large, the stimulate can not hurdle. Hence nerve impulses, both those increasing to the brain and those coming down from the brain were impaired. Your brain began to disregard the confusing incoming signals resulting in the sensation of feeling numb and tingling. With adequate time, these inhibited signals finally let loose triggering shooting discomforts, burning feelings, and the sensation of needles and pins. You started to lose touch with where your feet were, in time and area, and started to stumble and fall. This process is progressive, and can eventually result in decreased mobility, injury, even amputation. A specialized neuromuscular stimulator has the ability to stop the pain, decrease the pins and needles and tingle, and restore your nerve health and movement.
Built-in microprocessors steps several physiological functions of your nerves and automatically adjusts itself to your particular healing needs, beginning with the first recovery signal.
When the system is first turned on, it determines the electrical analog resistance and digital impedance and sets its output specifications for your physical mass. It understands if it is treating a 125 lb female or a 350 lb male. If you utilize it straight on your lower back, it knows that.
Specialized stimulator then sends out a "test" signal that represents the most common waveform for healthy peripheral nerves. This signal goes from one foot, up the leg, to the nerve roots in your lower back, down the other leg, to the other foot. It then awaits an echo-like action from this preliminary signal.
It then evaluates this 'return" signal to determine any aberrations.
Just as a cardiologist can take one take a look at the shape of the signal showed on an EKG screen, and diagnose exactly what is wrong with the heart, we have had the ability to determine that the peripheral nerves have a really specific shape to its waveform. Therefore we can diagnose the nature of the issue by examining that waveform. This function is constructed into the stimulator and processed by its internal microprocessor.
Irregularities in the shape of the waveform on the way up indicates problems with pins and needles; the shape of the top of the waveform indicates the capability of the nerve to deliver the signal long enough for the brain to get all of it; abnormalities in the down slope of the waveform suggests pain, and the shape of the refractory period as the afferent neuron repolarize's itself shows the ability of the nerve path to prepare for the next signal.
The gadget should then develop, and send, a compensating waveform, to 'ravel' these irregularities, really just like the way noise canceling headphones work.
This procedure goes on 7.83 times every second, sending out a signal, analyzing the returning signal, creating a compensating signal, and sending this brand-new signal. It is constantly analyzing your response, and adjusting itself, to gently coax your nerve's capability to send and get proper signals.
Because that is how long it takes for the nerve cell to re-polarize (or reset) itself in between its transmission of nerve signals, these impulses are sent 7.83 times per 2nd. Minerals like sodium, potassium, and calcium need to pass back and forth through the cell wall of the nerves. Although extremely much like a 'common' TENS gadget, the specialized neuromuscular stimulator signals are significantly more precise and regulated. Commons TENS gadgets use an unnatural, unrestrained, basic signal at a much higher frequency, particularly designed to stop the cells ability to repolarize. This is why a common TENS merely blocks the nerve signals. This device is a very specific type of 10S, which fixes up the neuropathy client.
The signals, (as they cross the synaptic junctions in the nerve roots of the lower back to obtain from one leg to the other), produce a little electromagnetic field that is sensed by the nerves in your central anxious system (spinal column) and a signal is published to the brain to let it understand exactly what is taking place in the back location. The brain then launches endorphins, internal discomfort reducers that take a trip through the blood stream to all parts of the body. These endorphins briefly ease pain in other parts of the body and help elevate your state of mind. These endorphin regulated benefits are palliative, and last for about 4 hours, offerring additional welcome relief from your peripheral neuropathy pain.
Whatever the initial cause, your nerves reacted with the only survival tool here they had: they contracted, they lowered their length and volume to maintain themselves, and the spaces in between the nerves(synapse) were extended. A typical sized nerve signal could no longer jump this space. Specialized stimulator then sends out a "test" signal that represents the most common waveform for healthy peripheral nerves. These impulses are sent 7.83 times per second because that is how long it takes for the nerve cell to re-polarize (or reset) itself in between its transmission of nerve signals. The signals, (as they cross the synaptic junctions in the nerve roots of the lower back to get from one leg to the other), develop a small electromagnetic field that is picked up by the nerves in your main anxious system (spine) and a signal is published to the brain to let it know exactly what is occurring in the back area.