Peripheral Neuropathy Care in Bellevue
“Doctor, please help me. I can’t go on living with the pain & symptoms of peripheral neuropathy !”
Bio-Electrical Therapy: Our Newest Narcotic-Free Treatment
For many years now we have successfully helped hundreds of patients reduce or even eliminate the pain and symptoms associated with the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy. As a leader in conservative treatment for chronic pain conditions, Bellevue Pain Institute continually searches for new innovative pain and rehabilitation treatment procedures.
In 2021, we added a new bio-electrical therapy to our comprehensive treatment repertoire that gets remarkable results. In addition to providing greater pain relief, studies demonstrate that this new therapy can regenerate damaged nerves.
The estimates have the USA at 30 million case annually and most common causes of peripheral nerve damage are:
- Diabetes, pre-Diabetes
- Anti-fungal medications and Statin medications
- Industrial cleaning product exposures
- Agent Orange exposure
- Spinal Stenosis / nerve root compression
- and Heavy Metal toxicity.
Many thousands more are diagnosed Idiopathic [unknown etiology, cause, of peripheral neuropathy].
Regardless of the cause, our bio-electrical therapy uses an advanced electronic cell signaling device that restores the function of nerves by pulsing electrical signals through the area of impaired function. For neuropathy sufferers, this is most often the arms, hands, legs and/or feet. For some patients, injections of anesthetics like lidocaine or supplements can enhance treatment response.
While receiving treatment, microprocessors continually vary the wave frequency, amplitude and polarity and pulse the signal up to 20,000 times per second throughout the treated area. The result is increased cellular repair, reduction of pain and inflammation, increased circulation, and restoration of function.
**Studies show 85% of neuropathy sufferers report a 50% reduction in pain, and 73% demonstrate new nerve fiber growth on punch biopsy.
When asked, Dr. Patti Mullen described the treatment as follows :
“This machine will stimulate and assist in regenerating the overall function of nerves that have been damaged. The treatment aims to influence regenerative neural biochemical processes by several mechanisms, including a profound anti-inflammatory effect, enhanced nerve regeneration, reduction of edema and pressure on the nerve.
The NeoGen system modulates therapeutic pulsed energy waves comfortably and non-invasively directly into the body to induce cellular healing.
Patients feel the energy as a mild muscle twitching and/or buzzing sensation in the body. More is not necessarily better but as the nervous system accommodates to the energy, we can raise the power.
We are injecting a small amount of Lidocaine to stabilize nerve membranes and combining this with powerful nutraceuticals & homeopathics to feed the nerve cells to help them regenerate and stabilize. The preparations are specific to the treatment of the nerve pain, as well as symptoms of disc protrusion, and soft tissue damage.”
NeoGen Reduces Pain | Regenerates Nerves | Regains Function!
**Studies of the treatment on peripheral neuropathy patients demonstrated:
-85% of patients report a 50% reduction of nerve pain
-73% demonstrate nerve regeneration on punch biopsy
-70% report improved sleep
-80% report improved quality of life
An additional benefit of our bio-electrical therapy is patient access. Unlike most neuropathy treatments that don’t rely on prescription drugs, our new bioelectric therapy is covered in part by most major insurance carriers. This is helping many patients finally get the pain relief and nerve repair that they are searching for.
We work with each patient to create a comprehensive treatment plan to reduce their symptoms, regain nerve function, improve their structure and overall cellular health all the while taking into consideration out of pocket expenses.
Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy
- Numbness and pain in the hands or feet
- Cramping of leg muscles
- Burning pain but your feet are not hot to the touch
- Constant or frequent coldness or the feeling like the feet are wet
- Electric shock-like pain or “Zaps” of pain in the toes or feet
- Prickling, tingling or pulsing sensations
- Feeling like your socks are balled up in your shoes .. and are not !
- Feeling like your feet are wrapped in bubble wrap
- Foot / leg or hand pains that are worse at night causing difficulty with sleeping
- Loss of balance causing trips and/or falls lately
- Pain that seems to come even from the sheets or covers on your feet at night,
- Restless, jumpy or twitchy pain in the feet or legs
- Fungus under the toe nails
Proper diagnosis is the first step in determining if you can be helped. The difference between the large and small fiber nerve damage is paramount to that determination. Nerve conduction tests, (NCV) and/ or electromyogram (EMG) tell us about large fiber damage. Large fibers are the nerves that control the actions of muscles and organs of your body. Sensory tests are used to reveal small fiber damage.
It Is In The Small Fiber Damage!
Michael Polydefkis, M.D., M.H.S., professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the June ‘11 issue of the publication known as BRAIN, says that between 20-30% of all diabetics experience neuropathy, the painful tingling, burning and numbness in the hands and feet that reflects damage to the nerves and can lead to infections and amputations over time. Research has shown that the nerve cells’ long extensions, known as axons, regenerate more slowly in diabetics than non-diabetics and that the blood vessels are used by the nerve cells to grow into damaged areas.
Although no single cause has been established for the onset of peripheral neuropathy symptoms, statin drug use, diabetes, many types of chemotherapy, spinal stenosis, anti-fungal medications, auto-immune medications and heavy metal toxicity are among the list of commonalities of neuropathy sufferers.
1. Odell RH and Sorgnard RE (2008) Anti-inflammatory Effects of Electronic Signal Treatment
2. Odell RH and Chaya Z (2016) The Clinical Outcomes Utilizing the Combined Electrochemical Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy: A Retrospective Study from a Western Clinic
3. Carney PM (2016) Helping Patients with Pain from Peripheral Neuropathy (PPN) Without Harming Them
4. Carney PM, Sorgnard RE, Odell RH and Milne R (2016) Successful Opioid Reduction When Treating Pain by Using Electric Cell Signaling
5. Odell RH and Carney PM (2017) Regenerating Nerves Damaged or Destroyed by Neuropathy
** Studies available upon request
Nitric Oxide to Enhance Circulation
Nitric oxide is produced by nearly every type of cell in the human body and one of the most important molecules for blood vessel health. It’s a vasodilator, meaning it relaxes the inner muscles of your blood vessels, causing the vessels to widen. In this way, nitric oxide increases blood flow and lowers blood pressure.
Why is Nitric Oxide important
- Supports healthy blood pressure levels
- Promotes increased circulation throughout the body
- Supports healthy arterial function
- Supports cardiovascular and heart health
- Supports normal, healthy circulation
- Promotes artery dilation for healthy blood flow
What happens when my Nitric Oxide level is depleted
Insufficient nitric oxide production results in:
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Endothelium dysfunction
- Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
- Erectile Dysfunction
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Less stamina and endurance
- Poor lung function
- Irritability, depression or anxiety
Foods containing Nitric Oxide
|Meat, poultry||Citrus fruits||Watermelon|
Products containing Nitric Oxide
|□ Human N Neo 40 (professional)|
|□ Human N Neo 40 (regular)|
|□ Human N Nitric Oxide Tab|
|□ Human N Super Beets|
How to take nitric oxide
Follow the instructions on the product you buy. If you choose the chewable tablets you will chew either 1-2 tabs per day in the AM and PM with a full glass of water.
You can have your nitric oxide level tested at Bellevue Pain Institute.