Peripheral Neuropathy leaves sufferers with an unrelenting pain, limited quality of life and often times completely clueless as to the true source of the pain. I understand first hand the pain of neuropathy, I’ve suffered from it myself. Here’s my story:
I understand that this is the reality for millions and it breaks my heart. My staff and I know a better way of finding true and lasting relief exists–we have an 80-85% success rate with our peripheral neuropathy patients— and here’s why:
- We’re selective about the patients that we actually accept for care. We start with a thorough examination we dive deep into your history and if Dr. Wirick feels like he can’t help you, we tell you right from the beginning.
- Once we identify you as a candidate for care, we treat you both metabolically and neurologically and we help to cover some of that with you today. But first off, let’s just talk about some basic Physiology principle.
Take a few minutes to listen to learn about the relationship between neuropathy and your metabolism.
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What is a nerve made out of and why does it matter?
A nerve contains a part called the cell body. The cell body is where energy is produced. This is where the electrical stimulation wants to come in and create an electrical gradient that will cause a nerve to fire. All of this action happens in the cell body.
The cell body then has a projection coming down out of it called an axon. This is a lot like a copper wire.
The Axon has an inner part that carries a logical current. The outer part, that’s made of cholesterol and fat, helps insulate the wire.
This signal is going to go one way and it’s going to travel into a nerve ending that’s going to send an outgoing signal to other nerves.
The key to a signal working as it should lies in the nerves and their blood supply. These nerves have their own blood supply so they’re going to have arteries and veins taking nutrients to and from the nerve itself.
When you have a reduction in the blood supply going to the nerve, what’s going to happen to the nerves? They shrivel up and die.
Click this link to learn more about nerve anatomy basics and why it matters!
Peripheral Neuropathy, Knee & Foot Pain
There’s a common link between peripheral neuropathy and knee problems because of the relationship between the joint and certain nerves.
The Sciatic Nerve branches into four different areas. It’s going to go in through the L4 nerve root in your low back, the L5 nerve root in your low back, S1 in your sacrum and S2 in your sacrum.
There are four particular nerve roots where a dysfunction may exist that can cause a problem downstream. Meaning your peripheral neuropathy could be coming from anyone (or more) of these places.
Where is the problem actually occurring?
Click here to learn more about the connection between peripheral neuropathy, knee and leg pain.
Neurologically, where should we address the situation? Should we just look it at one specific point of pain? No, we want to look at the entire system of nerves and find the points of dysfunction.
We want multiple areas wherever the pain is coming from. Because the cases that we’ve been successful with came from multiple different areas. Because of this, we have multiple therapies for each one of these areas.
We have a lot of different options depending on what the exam tells us when we examine you to see if we can help you or not. That’s the neurological part of the process.
We customize your entire therapy program to reflect the areas of dysfunction that we uncover during your exam. If you’d like to start the conversation about locating and relieving your peripheral neuropathy pain, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page and let’s get started!
If you’d like to hear more about the life-altering changes our patients have found with our program, please take a moment to watch the videos below.
Please contact us today or fill out the form below so we can help you find relief from such pain and regain your quality of life.