The Bellevue Pain Institute Neuropathy Care Protocol
Using the latest that current technology has to offer we bring a multi-disciplined (doctors with different education and training) and multi-modal (a variety of therapies) approach to your neuropathy care.
Over the last several years, we have performed thousands consultations and examinations. We have found that many patients had been told that there was nothing that could be done for them.
Many neuropathy sufferers have been prescribed one of the many pain reliever opiates or anti-seizure drugs such as Neurontin, Cymbalta, Lyrica, or Dilantin. These drugs were developed to treat epilepsy. Many others have been given Capsaicin, a cream containing a substance found in hot peppers, a Lidocaine patch, and antidepressants.
Proper diagnosis is the first step in determining if a patient can be helped. What has caused the neuropathy and determining the difference between the large and small fiber nerve damage is paramount to that determination.
Physical evaluations are used to tell us about the extent of the nerve damage and whether or not a person is a potential good candidate for our pain relief programs. Large fibers are the nerves that control the actions of muscles and organs of the body. Sensory tests are used to reveal small fiber damage.
Laser therapy has evolved to a point where its proper use can reduce or even eliminate the neuropathy pain and symptoms. This, when combined with specific non-surgical non-invasive relaxing reintegration and stimulation protocols, increase the function of the small fiber nerves and blood vessels. Laser therapy has well established indications for improving circulation, decreasing inflammation and stimulating the functional components of the nerve cells, critical components of regenerating the plexus small fiber nerves.
Research has shown that laser therapies produce faster and more effective results than other modalities. There have been over 2500 medical research papers published about laser therapy and its accelerated healing and pain relief. The Class IV laser provides deeper penetration allowing for faster treatment times for the tissues of the spine.
We understand what you are going through and we understand what your family is going through. We know that if you qualify for care in our office, there is a very real chance that we can help you get your life back. There is a point in neuropathy where the damage is so extensive that even our very effective protocols will not work.
If in fact, if you are too far gone, we promise to tell you straight out.
Neuropathy gets worse when left untreated!
Over a four year period a group of 138,420 neuropathy sufferers were observed by researchers to suffer an 800% increase in pain medication use, a 500% increase in leg and foot ulcers and a 300% increase in assistance needed to walk and climb stairs in the form of canes, walkers and wheel chairs.
Earlier we discover the problem the better. We will qualify you for care through a specific process to determine which, if any, of our treatment protocols will offer you the most relief possible. We follow the ‘least invasive first’ policy.
You may need custom bracing to assist you with walking stabilization as the fear of walking and taking dangerous falls is a very real concern for those of you with this condition. Still others, we have discovered that their neuropathy is stemming from damage in the lower spine where the bones have compressed upon the nerves or spinal cord. Non-surgical spinal decompression with deep penetration laser to heal swollen and bulging discs is critical for removing the cause of the nerve damage with these patients.