The medications used to treat peripheral neuropathy (PN) are typically used to alleviate the symptoms associated with PN rather than correct the underlying problem. PN can be caused by a variety of conditions, such as diabetes, autoimmune disorders, infections, and chemotherapy, and treating the underlying condition may help improve PN symptoms or prevent further nerve damage.
However, in some cases, the damage to the nerves may be irreversible (although none of the medications reverse the damage), and medications are used to manage the symptoms of PN. For example, pain relievers, antidepressants, and anticonvulsants can be used to alleviate pain, while topical creams and patches may help reduce pain and improve sensation in the affected areas.
It’s important to note that while medications can be effective in managing PN symptoms, they may not be effective for everyone, and they can have dangerous side effects like seizure disorders. It’s important to discuss any medication treatment options with your healthcare provider to determine the best course of action for your specific situation.
At Cenk Integrated Health, we treat the underlying cause of Peripheral Neuropathy while helping alleviate the symptoms. So, what is the cause of PN? The nerves lose function due to a lack of circulation to the extremities and therefore A LACK OF OXYGEN. I was once told by a neurologist that the easiest way to test the OXYGEN theory of PN was to put a plastic bag over your head for 4 minutes and see how you fare! She was of course being facetious. OXYGEN is the most important nutrient our blood supply carries and when we deprive our nerves of OXYGEN for a prolonged period of time, they begin to malfunction and die.
So, we restore circulation to the extremities with the use of Nobel Prize-winning technology to stop the degeneration of the nervous system by increasing the OXYGEN supply. WE TREAT THE CAUSE, NOT THE EFFECT!