Our Podiatrist In Scarborough, ME Can Help With Your Neuropathy & Nerve Damage
NEUROGENX REGENERATES YOUR NERVE FUNCTION
It is our goal at Lighthouse Foot and Ankle Center to use state-of-the-art technology to effectively treat conditions that cause pain and discomfort for our patients. As such, we are proud to offer Neurogenx to help individuals who suffer with the pain that frequently accompanies nerve damage. We will continue to provide additional neuropathy treatment options, but this is a proven tool that can do more than simply manage the condition – it can even reverse the damage and restore nerve function.
What is Neurogenx?
This is an innovative method to reduce painful symptoms often experienced by patients who are dealing with neuropathy. The treatment combines electronic pulses and small amounts of medication to stimulate a damaged nerve while numbing a painful condition. This procedure is able to decrease pain signals and nerve swelling, improve circulation, and simultaneously create an anti-inflammatory effect.
What Conditions Does Neurogenx Treat?
Neuropathy that comes from sources like chemotherapy, infections, and diabetes can be effectively treated with this therapy, but so too can fibromyalgia, restless leg syndrome, neuritis, radiculopathy, complex regional pain syndrome, and even more.
Patients who have undergone this procedure for treatment report decreased use of narcotic pain medication, improved balance, and even better sleep. This nerve treatment takes away the needless waking in the middle of the night with pain and allows patients to sleep continuously for extended periods of time. It can also take away the fear of falling while walking that many patients who have nerve damage commonly experience. Some are able to not only reduce, but completely give up the use of narcotic pain medications.
How Does Neurogenx Work?
As mentioned earlier, this treatment system uses both electrical stimulation and medication to improve impaired nerves. In addition, special balance plates used in the process allow us to record tiny shifts in bodyweight—ones that are not likely to be noticed without external help—which gives us meaningful, objective measurements so we can adjust your therapy as necessary. Essentially, this allows us to ensure that your therapy is actually working for you.
The additional value of these recorded measurements is that we are able to understand if any balance issues are proprioceptive, vestibular, or visual. Knowing this information is helpful in tracking your progress throughout the rehabilitation process, especially so in monitoring and customizing your treatment plan.
This particular treatment is a major advancement in the field of neuropathy care, but it can be beneficial to understand the condition being treated. Neuropathy is an issue that arises when damaged nerves cause cramping, impaired reflexes, muscle weakness, numbness, and burning, painful sensations. There are many possible conditions for nerve damage, including genetic defects, vitamin deficiency, alcohol abuse, chemotherapy, diabetes, and assorted underlying diseases.
When it comes to properly diagnosing the condition, we might need to use image testing (X-rays, MRIs) or order lab tests. For some patients, nerve studies or muscle biopsies are helpful in providing a clear picture as to how an affected nerve conducts signals.
Neurogenx Treatment in Scarborough, ME
Lighthouse Foot and Ankle Center is now your source for this advanced treatment method in Scarborough, ME. You can contact us for more information by calling or simply schedule your appointment with us online today.