What Causes Peripheral Neuropathy?
- Diabetes is the leading cause. About 70% of people with diabetes have mild to severe Neuropathy.
- Nerve damage to the back can trigger Neuropathy.
- Most Neuropathy is caused by lack of blood flow which decreases the supply of oxygen to the peripheral nerves and causes damage to the nerves and the nerve’s protective coating.
- Cancer survivors can experience post-chemo Neuropathy.
What are the Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy?
Symptoms depend on which nerve is damaged, and whether the damage affects one nerve, several nerves, or the whole body.
The most common symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include:
- Tingling in the hands or feet
- Sharp, stabbing pain
- Numbness in the hands or feet
- A weak, heavy feeling in the arms and legs, which sometimes may feel like your legs or arms lock in place
- Regularly dropping things from your hands
- A buzzing or shocking sensation
- A drop in blood pressure
- Sexual dysfunction, especially in men
- Digestive difficulty
- Excessive sweating
How Does StemWave™ Acoustic Wave Therapy Heal Peripheral Neuropathy?
Do you suffer from numbness and tingling in your arms or legs You could have a disease called peripheral neuropathy. Neuropathy is a disease of the nerves themselves, in which they no longer properly transfer their messages to and from the brain. This dysfunction can cause pain, “pins and needles”, temperature changes, and balance problems. Neuropathy has several different causes, from diabetes to lower back problems, or as a potential side effect from chemotherapy. These can cause actual changes in the nerves themselves, and affecting the blood flow that keeps these nerves healthy. StemWave™ therapy causes those blood vessels to open up and improve blood flow to the nerves. Additionally, it can help the nerves to begin to heal. Finally, up to 12 weeks after the last treatment, there is a flood of stems cells to the area. This combination of benefits has shown to be very effective in treating all forms of neuropathy.
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